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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bleatverb

    the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)

  2. bleatverb

    talk whiningly

  3. bleat, blate, blat, baaverb

    cry plaintively

    "The lambs were bleating"

Wiktionary

  1. bleatnoun

    The characteristic cry of a sheep or a goat.

    Etymology: Germanic, whence also Old High German bloz, Old Norse blautr. More at blouse.

  2. bleatverb

    Of a sheep or goat, to make its characteristic cry.

    Etymology: Germanic, whence also Old High German bloz, Old Norse blautr. More at blouse.

  3. bleatverb

    Of a person, to complain.

    The last thing we need is to hear them bleating to us about organizational problems.

    Etymology: Germanic, whence also Old High German bloz, Old Norse blautr. More at blouse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bleatverb

    to make the noise of, or one like that of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf

  2. Bleatnoun

    a plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bleat

    blēt, v.i. to cry as a sheep.—n. the cry of a sheep, any similar cry, even of the human voice.—n. Bleat′ing, the cry of a sheep. [A.S. blǽtan; L. balāre, Gr. blēchē, a bleating; root bla-; formed from the sound.]

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  1. blate

  2. ablet

  3. table

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bleat in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bleat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bleat in a Sentence

  1. Malayan Proverb:

    Trumpet in a herd of elephants crow in the company of cocks bleat in a flock of goats.

  2. Malayan Proverb:

    Trumpet in a herd of elephants; crow in the company of cocks; bleat in a flock of goats.

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