1. A native of Bohemia.
2. The language of the Czechs (the ancient inhabitants of Bohemia), the richest and most developed of
the dialects of the Slavic family.
3. A restless vagabond; originally, an idle stroller or gypsy (as in France) thought to have come from
Bohemia; in later times often applied to an adventurer in art or literature, of irregular, unconventional
habits, questionable tastes, or free morals. [Modern]
In this sense from the French bohémien, a gypsy; also, a person of irregular habits.
She was of a wild, roving nature, inherited from father and mother, who were both Bohemians by taste
(Bo*he"mi*an*ism) n. The characteristic conduct or methods of a Bohemian. [Modern]
(||Bo"hun u"pas) See Upas.
(||Bo*iar") n. See Boyar.
(Boil) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boiled (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. Boiling.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir,
F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. , Lith. bumbuls. Cf.
Bull an edict, Budge, v., and Ebullition.]
1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam
(or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the
2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
Job xii. 31.
3. To pass from a liquid to an aëriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.
4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.
Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.