Syn. To balk; thwart; foil; frustrate; defeat.
(Baf"fle), v. i.
1. To practice deceit. [Obs.] Barrow.
2. To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds. [R.]
(Baf"fle), n. A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture. [R.] "A baffle to philosophy." South.
(Baf"fle*ment) n. The process or act of baffling, or of being baffled; frustration; check.
(Baf"fler) n. One who, or that which, baffles.
(Baf"fling) a. Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks. Baff"ling*ly,
adv. Baff"ling*ness, n.
(Baft) n. Same as Bafta.
(Baf"ta) n. [Cf. Per. baft woven, wrought.] A coarse stuff, usually of cotton, originally made in
India. Also, an imitation of this fabric made for export.
(Bag) n. [OE. bagge; cf. Icel. baggi, and also OF. bague, bundle, LL. baga.]
1. A sack or pouch, used for holding anything; as, a bag of meal or of money.
2. A sac, or dependent gland, in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance; as, the bag of
poison in the mouth of some serpents; the bag of a cow.
3. A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament. [Obs.]
4. The quantity of game bagged.