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Meaning of BANDY

Pronunciation:  'bandee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  have legs that curve outward at the knees
  2. [v]  toss or strike a ball back and forth, as in tennis, hockey, etc.
  3. [v]  discuss lightly; "We bandied around these difficult questions"
  4. [v]  exchange blows

BANDY is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bandy-legged, bowed, bowleg, bowlegged, kick around, unfit
 See Also: discuss, fight, play, shuttlecock, struggle, talk over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ban"dy\, n. [Telugu bandi.]
    A carriage or cart used in India, esp. one drawn by bullocks.
  2. \Ban"dy\, n.; pl. {Bandies}. [Cf. F. band['e], p. p. of
    bander to bind, to bend (a bow), to bandy, fr. bande. See
    {Band}, n.]
    1. A club bent at the lower part for striking a ball at play;
       a hockey stick. --Johnson.
    2. The game played with such a club; hockey; shinney; bandy
  3. \Ban"dy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bandied} (?); p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Bandying}.]
    1. To beat to and fro, as a ball in playing at bandy.
             Like tennis balls bandied and struck upon us . . .
             by rackets from without.              --Cudworth.
    2. To give and receive reciprocally; to exchange. ``To bandy
       hasty words.'' --Shak.
    3. To toss about, as from man to man; to agitate.
             Let not obvious and known truth be bandied about in
             a disputation.                        --I. Watts.
  4. \Ban"dy\, v. i.
    To content, as at some game in which each strives to drive
    the ball his own way.
          Fit to bandy with thy lawless sons.      --Shak.
  5. \Ban"dy\, a.
    Bent; crooked; curved laterally, esp. with the convex side
    outward; as, a bandy leg.
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