Definitions of Bab

  1. Lit., gate; - a title given to the founder of Babism, and taken from that of Bab- ud- Din, assumed by him.

Usage examples for Bab

  1. It is entered by four spacious doorways, each door facing one of the cardinal points; the Bab el D'jannat, or gate of the garden, on the north; the Bab el Kebla, or gate of prayer, on the south; the Bab ib'n el Daoud, or the gate of the son of David, on the east; and the Bab el Garbi, on the west. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  2. The Moullas urged them to save their lives by cursing the Bab, but they all refused. – Persia Revisited by Thomas Edward Gordon
  3. It was a curious speculation to compare these two friends, and to observe how much less the refined maneuvers of Mrs. Fentham answered, than the open assaults of the intrepid Lady Bab. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  4. " For my own sake I would give a great deal to have you stay, Bab, but we have no choice. – The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army by Margaret Vandercook
  5. The Bab movement in the East, the Salvation Army at home, show us this principle still operative; what a " little flock" dominated by a suitable herd- leader and swayed by love and adoration can do- and these, like Christianity itself, began as small and inconspicuous groups. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  6. This was not like a " truly auntie"; still it did not matter so very much, for Bab never laughed at her and they loved each other " dearilee." – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  7. When the ship had rounded Cape Guardafui and fairly entered the Strait of Bab- el- Mandeb, the alteration of weather conditions was immediate and startling. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  8. For how Mrs. Bab- how that lady's voice rings through the tower when she laughs." – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  9. We entered by the Bab al- Ziyadah, or principal northern door, descended two long flights of steps, traversed the cloister, and stood in sight of the Bayt Allah. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  10. The Cigno stood away for the coast, but, as the day wore, it was palpable that she did not mean to part company with the yacht until the Straits of Bab- el- mandeb were passed. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  11. Bab would die for grief of me, and I would die for grief of Bab; we said we would!" – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  12. Seriously, though, continued Lady Bab, you must and shall go and buy some of Fanny's flowers. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  13. On the Zeigar Islands there was an alarming eruption in 1846. England owns one of the most important of the islands, that of Perim, in the Straits of Bab- el- Mandeb. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  14. It is supposed to represent the southern coasts of the Red Sea, on either side the Bab el Mandeb. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  15. Up, and to the Office, and at noon home, expecting to have this day seen Bab. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  16. The 'bus stopped on the Theatre place, at the mouth of the Rue Bab- Azoon. – Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet
  17. Early the next morning they rode out of the Bab Sagma upon the thronged highway over the plain to Mequinez. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  18. Not caring to ask the way of anybody, from fear of letting out his project, he turned fairly to the right, and threaded the Bab- Azoon arcade to the very end, where swarms of Algerian Jews watched him pass from their corner ambushes like so many spiders; crossing the Theatre place, he entered the outer ward, and lastly came upon the dusty Mustapha highway. – Tartarin of Tarascon by Alphonse Daudet