Definition of Bantam

1. Noun. Any of various small breeds of fowl.

Generic synonyms: Domestic Fowl, Fowl, Poultry



2. Adjective. Very small. "The flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"

Definition of Bantam

1. n. A variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java.

Definition of Bantam

1. Noun. (soccer) someone connected with w:Bradford City A.F.C Bradford City A.F.C, as a fan, player, coach etc. ¹

2. Noun. any of several small chickens, especially one that is a miniature version of another ¹

3. Adjective. small or miniature ¹

4. Adjective. spirited or aggressive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bantam

1. a small fowl [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bantam

banquetlike
banquets
banquette
banquetter
banquetters
banquettes
bans
banshee
banshees
banshies
banstickle
banstickles
bansuri
bant
bantam (current term)
bantams
bantamweight
bantamweights
banted
banteng
bantengs
banter
bantered
banterer
banterers
bantering
banteringly
banterings
banters

Literary usage of Bantam

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Botanical Dept (1908)
"Quality as good as 'Golden bantam,' and it will be of great use if it will breed ... Quality closely approaches 'Golden bantam' both in texture and flavor; ..."

2. A General Abridgment of Law and Equity: Alphabetically Digested Under Proper by Charles Viner (1791)
"The fhip went from London te bantam, and from thence to Sur at, and other parts, and fo returned to bantam ; and in her voyage from bantam to London "was ..."

3. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The King of bantam to the King of England. A Letter given by your friend the King ... bantam. 1595- Chap. XV. [I. v. 706.] The Dutch Navigations to the East ..."

4. The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"The Portuguese, that deal at bantam, live out of town in the same quarter with the Chinese. They drive here a great trade in pepper, nutmegs, cloves, mace, ..."

5. Diary of Richard Cocks, Cape-merchant in the English Factory in Japan, 1615 by Richard Cocks, Sir Edward Maunde Thompson (1883)
"But in 1671 two ships, the Crown and bantam, were actually commissioned to make a voyage from bantam to Taiwan and thence to Nagasaki ..."

6. The Embassy of Sir Thomas Roe to the Court of the Great Mogul, 1615-1619: As by Thomas Roe (1899)
"ROE TO THE PRESIDENT AT bantam.2 (Public Record Office: Holland Correspondence, 29 May, 1619.) Coppy of the writing I gaue to ..."

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