I. noun Etymology: Bantam, former residency in Java Date: 1749 1. any of numerous small domestic fowls that are often miniatures of members of the standard breeds 2. a person of diminutive stature and often combative disposition II. adjective Date: 1782 1. small, diminutive 2. pertly combative

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  • bantam — ⇒BANTAM, subst. et adj. I. Subst., AVICULTURE. Poule ou coq de très petite taille. Emploi adj. Poule, coq bantam; race bantam. II. Emploi subst. apposé avec valeur adj., p. métaph., BOXE, vx. Qui appartient à la catégorie des poids coq. Poids… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bantam — bántam adj. f., pl. bántame Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BÁNTAM s.n. 1. Rasă de găini pitice, originare din insula Djawa. 2. (Box) Categoria cocoş (boxeri cu o greutate între 51 şi 54 kg.) [< engl. bantam].… …   Dicționar Român

  • Bantam — Bantam, CT U.S. borough in Connecticut Population (2000): 802 Housing Units (2000): 376 Land area (2000): 1.010797 sq. miles (2.617953 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.010797 sq. miles (2.617953 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • bantam — [ban′təm] n. [after Bantam, former Du residency in Java] 1. any of various small, domestic fowls 2. a small but aggressive person adj. like a bantam; small and aggressive …   English World dictionary

  • Bantam — Ban tam, n. A variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bantam — 1749, after Bantam, former Dutch residency in Java, from which the small domestic fowl were said to have been first imported. Extension to small person is 1837. As a light weight class in boxing, it is attested from 1884, probably from the birds …   Etymology dictionary

  • bantam — ► NOUN ▪ a chicken of a small breed. ORIGIN apparently named after the province of Bantam in Java …   English terms dictionary

  • Bantam — Bantam, 1) niederländische Provinz westlich auf der Insel Java, 150 QM., 250,000 Ew.; Berg Karang; reich an Pfeffer, Holz; sonst eigenes Reich, gehört aber seit 1803 den Niederländern; Hauptstadt Ceram (Sirong), s.d.; 2) Bai darin; 3) früher… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bantam — Bantam, niederländ. Residentschaft auf Westjava, mit den Inseln der Sundastraße 7906 qkm. Der nördliche Teil ist eine Ebene, auf die südlich das urwaldbedeckte Hügelland Kandang folgt. Die vulkanischen Kegel Karang (1900 m) und Pulasari (1275 m)… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bantam — Bantam, niederländ. Residentschaft im W. von Java, 7906 qkm, (1895) 699.185 E.; Hauptort Serang (Ceram) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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