- Bab|bitta book by Sinclair Lewis about a businessman called George Babbitt who lives in a small US town. People think he is a boring man, because he thinks only about his own business and his position in local society, and he is not interested in other things in life.
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Babbitt — est un terme pouvant désigner: Babbitt, roman de Sinclair Lewis, publié en 1922 Babbitt, film réalisé en 1924 à partir du roman Babbitt, film réalisé en 1934 à partir du roman Sommaire 1 Patronyme 2 Toponyme … Wikipédia en Français
Babbitt — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Art Babbitt (Arthur Harold Babitsky; 1907–1992), US amerikanischer Animator Bruce Babbitt (* 1938), US amerikanischer Politiker Clinton Babbitt (1831–1907), US amerikanischer Politiker Dinah Babbitt… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Babbitt — may refer to: Fiction*Babbitt (novel) is a 1922 novel by Sinclair Lewis.:*It is also the title of the two films based on the novel, Babbitt (1924 film) and Babbitt (1934 film) * Babbit is the family name of the title character of Runny Babbit , a … Wikipedia
Babbitt — , BABBITT METAL A tin based alloy, called babbitt metal, was invented by Isaac Babbitt in 1839. The metal, composed of a soft, silver white alloy of copper, tin, and antimony, is widely used for bearings to reduce friction. For this… … Dictionary of eponyms
babbitt — ☆ babbitt1 [bab′it ] n. Babbitt metal vt. to line or cover with Babbitt metal ☆ babbitt2 or Babbitt [bab′it ] n. [after George Babbitt, title character of a satirical novel (1922) by Sinclair Lewis] a smugly narrow and conventional person… … English World dictionary
Babbitt — (n.) conventional, complacent, materialistic American businessman, 1923, from George Babbitt, title character of Sinclair Lewis novel (1922). His name was George F. Babbitt. He was forty six years old now, in April 1920, and he made nothing in… … Etymology dictionary
Babbitt — Babbitt, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 1670 Housing Units (2000): 801 Land area (2000): 105.651265 sq. miles (273.635508 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.063474 sq. miles (2.754385 sq. km) Total area (2000): 106.714739 sq. miles… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Babbitt, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 1670 Housing Units (2000): 801 Land area (2000): 105.651265 sq. miles (273.635508 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.063474 sq. miles (2.754385 sq. km) Total area (2000): 106.714739 sq. miles (276.389893 sq.… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Babbitt — Bab bitt, v. t. To line with Babbitt metal. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Babbitt — [bab′it] Milton Byron 1916 ; U.S. composer … English World dictionary
babbitt — 1. noun a) Babbitt metal. One speaks of a babbitt habit, a babbitt era. Nothing is more true. America recognized itself in Babbitt, it demurred, but it also admired. b) A person who subscribes complacently to materialistic middle class ideals [ … Wiktionary