bun [bʌn] n
[Sense: 1-3, 5; Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Perhaps from Old French bugne 'swelling (caused by a blow), type of fritter']
[Sense: 4; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: Perhaps from Scottish Gaelic bun; BUNNY]
1.) BrE a small round sweet cake
a sticky bun
2.) a small round type of bread
a hamburger bun
↑bun, ↑cheese, ↑lettuce, ↑tomato
3.) if a woman has her hair in a bun, she fastens it in a small round shape at the back of her head
4.) buns [plural] AmE informal the two round parts of a person's bottom
= ↑buttocks
5.) have a bun in the oven
BrE informal to be ↑pregnant - used humorously

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  • bun — BUN, Ă, (I VIII) buni, e, adj., s.m. şi f., (IX) bunuri, s.n., (X) adv. I. adj. Care are calităţi. 1. Care face în mod obişnuit bine altora, care se poartă bine cu alţii; binevoitor. ♢ expr. Bun la inimă = milostiv. Bun, rău = oricum ar fi.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Bun B — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bun B Bun B durante un concierto en 2008. Información personal …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bun B — (2008) Bun B (* 19. März 1973 in Port Arthur, Texas; eigentlich Bernard Freeman) ist ein afroamerikanischer Rapper, der derzeit für Rap A Lot Records, einem US amerikanischen Hip Hop Label in Houston arbeitet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bun — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bun puede referirse a: Bun, una comuna francesa situada en el departamento Altos Pirineos; Alexandru cel Bun, príncipe de Moldavia entre 1400 y 1432; Bun, una marca de papas fritas; Biunnilio, un elemento químico aún …   Wikipedia Español

  • bun — bun1 [bun] n. [ME bunne, wheat cake, bun, prob. < OFr buigne, a boil, swelling (> Fr beigne, fruit fritter) < Gaul * bunia] 1. a small roll made of bread dough, sometimes sweetened or spiced or containing raisins, etc. 2. hair worn in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bun — Bun, Bunn Bunn, n. [Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach, or OF. bugne tumor, Prov. F. bugne a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov. E. bung heap, cluster, bunny a small swelling.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bun — [ bɶn ] n. m. • 1827; o. i. ♦ Anglic. Petit pain au lait rond. Des buns et des muffins. ● bun nom masculin (anglais bun) Petit pain rond en pâte levée. bun [bœn] n. m. ÉTYM. 1827, in Rey Debove et Gagnon; mot angl. d orig. incertain …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bun — [ bʌn ] noun count * 1. ) a small round piece of bread: a burger in a bun 2. ) a hairstyle in which a woman s hair is tied in a tight round ball at the back of or on top of her head 3. ) buns plural AMERICAN INFORMAL someone s BUTTOCKS 4. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bun — ► NOUN 1) a small cake or bread roll. 2) a hairstyle in which the hair is drawn into a tight coil at the back of the head. 3) (buns) N. Amer. informal a person s buttocks. ● have a bun in the oven Cf. ↑have a bun in the oven …   English terms dictionary

  • BUN — n. [acronym] (Med.) same as {blood urea nitrogen}; the concentration of nitrogen in blood present in the form of urea; used as a measure of kidney function. Note: Blood usually contains 10 to 15 mg of nitrogen per 100 ml in the form of urea.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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