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Bod is sometimes a misspelling of body or bud.

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Definition of the noun bod

What does bod mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bods

  1. alternative names for the body of a human being

Alternative definition of the noun bod


  1. [slang] short form of 'body'
  2. [slang] a person


  1. Bod a.k.a. The Tibet Autonomous Region, Tibet or Xizang for short, also called the Xizang Autonomous Region is a province-level autonomous region of the People's Republic of China. It was created in 1965 on the basis of Tibet's annexation by the PRC in 1951.
  2. Bod is a commune in Braşov County, Romania. It is composed of two villages, Bod and Colonia Bod. At Bod there is one of Romania's largest sugar factories and a broadcasting transmitter for long- and medium-wave radio, the Bod Transmitter. In Bod, the lowest ever recorded temperature in Romania, -38.5 degrees Celsius, was measured in January 1942.
    • also known as Bod, Brasov; Bod, Braşov; Bod, Brașov
    • part of Romania
  3. Bod a.k.a. Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport is the international airport of Bordeaux, the ninth largest city in France. It is located in the territory Mérignac, 12 km west of Bordeaux, within the département of Gironde.


  1. Bod a.k.a. Nobody Owens is a fictional character from The Graveyard Book.
  2. Bod is a fictional character from the 2011 film Tyrannosaur.


  1. Bod a.k.a. Standard Tibetan is the most widely spoken form of the Tibetic languages. It is based on the speech of Lhasa, an Ü-Tsang dialect. For this reason, Standard Tibetan is often called Lhasa Tibetan. Tibetan is an official language of the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. The written language is based on Classical Tibetan and is highly conservative.
    • also known as Tibetan, Central Language; Tibate; Pohbetian; Dbus; Bhotia; Bhokha; Wei; Dbusgtsang; Phoke; Weizang; U; Zang; Tebilian; Central Tibetan; Bod Skad; Zang Wen; Poke; Tibetan
  2. Bod was a BBC children's television programme first shown in 1975, with thirteen episodes, based on four original Bod books by Joanne and Michael Cole. It was an animated cartoon series narrated by John Le Mesurier & Maggie Henderson with music by Derek Griffiths and produced by David Yates. The four books were published in 1966 in the United Kingdom and later in the United States and France. They were: Bod's Apple, Bod's Present, Bod's Dream and Bod and the Cherry Tree. The French version of Bod's Apple was called La Pomme de Gus.
  3. BOD, or 4-methyl-2,5,beta-trimethoxyphenethylamine, is a lesser-known psychedelic drug. It is the beta-methoxy analog of 2C-D. BOD was first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin. In his book PiHKAL, the dosage range is listed as 15–25 mg, and the duration listed as 8–16 hours. BOD produces strongly distorted open-eye visuals, and some closed-eye visuals. It also has an entheogenic effect and produces humor. Very little data exists about the pharmacological properties, metabolism, and toxicity of BOD.
    • also known as باد
  4. Bod a.k.a. BCL2-like 11 (apoptosis facilitator) is a gene.
    • also known as bcl-2 interacting protein Bim, bcl-2-related ovarian death agonist, BCL2-like 11, bcl-2 interacting mediator of cell death

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Google previewEnvironmental Microbiology (2011)

A Laboratory Manual by Ian L. Pepper, Charles P. Gerba, Jeffrey W. Brendecke

Therefore, BOD is a useful measurement of the effectiveness of wastewater treatment. Conventional...

Carbonaceous BOD is the amount of oxygen used by a mixed population of heterotrophic microorganisms to oxidize organic compounds.

Google previewMonitoring Ecological Change (1991)

by Ian F. Spellerberg

The BOD is the ability of a given volume of water to use up oxygen over a period of five days at a temperature of 18 °C. Organic matter in the sample of water decomposes and the amount of oxygen thus consumed is then calculated. The range ...

Google previewUnderstanding Environment (2004)

by Kiran Chhokar, Mamata Pandya, Meena Raghunathan

BOD is a measure of water pollution based on the organic material it contains. The organic material provides food for aerobic bacteria which require oxygen to be able to bring about the biodegradation of organic material. The greater the ...

Google previewStrategies for Longevity in Family Firms (2012)

A European Perspective by G. Corbetta, Carlo Salvato

A wellrun BoD is an indispensible instrumentfor stabilizing an extendedanddifferentiated ownership group. By taking a closer look at the example offered by a specificfirm, we can get a clearer pictureof a BoDthat takes on the role of participant.

Google previewPhytoremediation: Role of Aquatic Plants in Environmental Clean-Up (2013)

by Bhupinder Dhir

BOD is the amount of dissolved oxygen required by microbes (aerobic conditions ) to break down organic material present in a given water sample at a certain temperature over a specific time period. It is commonly expressed in milligrammes ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Science and Technology (2013)

by Andrew Porteous

The BOD test may be supplemented by CHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (COD) tests, but these do not solely measure the biodegradable matter which is of central interest. Both tests are commonly run when a 'new' effluent is encountered .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Water Science (Print) (2003)

by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell

Environmental permits for discharge of wastewater or stormwater runoff to surface water bodies often include such items as temperature and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). Biochemical oxygen demand is an empirical test in which ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

deveLOPed bY Life Measurements Instruments, Concord, CA, the Bod Pod is a complete system for measuring fat and lean body mass using patented air displacement technology. Bod Pod was created with the help of a National Institutes of ...

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Scrabble value of B3O1D2

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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