Bantam may refer to:

* Bantam (chicken), a small (or miniaturized) domestic chicken
* Bantam (adjective) an adjective used to suggest that the subject is "powerful despite its diminutive size"


* Bantam, Connecticut, United States
* Bantam (city), a city and former sultanate on a part of Sunda kingdom territory on Java island, in Indonesia
* Bantam, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
* Bantam, estate in the Netherlands

Popular culture

* Bantam (comics), two Marvel Universe characters
* Bantam (New York City rock band), a New York rock band formed in 2001 and headed by Gina Volpe of Lunachicks
* Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, originally specializing in pocket-sized paperbacks
* Bantam, one of the Spaceships of Eve Online in the MMORPG


* Bantam (car), 1913 motorcar
* Ford Bantam, pickup truck in South Africa
* BSA Bantam, small two-stroke motorcycle produced from 1948 to 1971
* Bantam, a camera produced by Eastman Kodak
* Bantam a series of compact cars by the American Austin Car Company


* Bantam (military), British Army jargon for soldiers admitted into service despite being shorter than allowable under the army's physical guidelines
* Bantam (missile), Swedish anti-tank missile in the 1950s
* BAT Bantam, the FK-23, British 1920s biplane fighter aircraft designed by Fritz Koolhoven
* X-4 Bantam, American test aircraft
* Micro Aviation Bantam, microlight aircraft in New Zealand
* "Bantam Bomber", nickname for the A-4 Skyhawk jet fighter


* Bantamweight, a weight class in boxing
* Bantam, a level in minor hockey for ages 13-14
* "The Bantams", nickname for Bradford City A.F.C., a football club in England


* Bantam, official mascot of Trinity College (Connecticut)

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  • bantam — ⇒BANTAM, subst. et adj. I. Subst., AVICULTURE. Poule ou coq de très petite taille. Emploi adj. Poule, coq bantam; race bantam. II. Emploi subst. apposé avec valeur adj., p. métaph., BOXE, vx. Qui appartient à la catégorie des poids coq. Poids… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bantam — bántam adj. f., pl. bántame Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BÁNTAM s.n. 1. Rasă de găini pitice, originare din insula Djawa. 2. (Box) Categoria cocoş (boxeri cu o greutate între 51 şi 54 kg.) [< engl. bantam].… …   Dicționar Român

  • Bantam — Bantam, CT U.S. borough in Connecticut Population (2000): 802 Housing Units (2000): 376 Land area (2000): 1.010797 sq. miles (2.617953 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.010797 sq. miles (2.617953 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bantam, CT — U.S. borough in Connecticut Population (2000): 802 Housing Units (2000): 376 Land area (2000): 1.010797 sq. miles (2.617953 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.010797 sq. miles (2.617953 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • bantam — [ban′təm] n. [after Bantam, former Du residency in Java] 1. any of various small, domestic fowls 2. a small but aggressive person adj. like a bantam; small and aggressive …   English World dictionary

  • Bantam — Ban tam, n. A variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bantam — 1749, after Bantam, former Dutch residency in Java, from which the small domestic fowl were said to have been first imported. Extension to small person is 1837. As a light weight class in boxing, it is attested from 1884, probably from the birds …   Etymology dictionary

  • bantam — ► NOUN ▪ a chicken of a small breed. ORIGIN apparently named after the province of Bantam in Java …   English terms dictionary

  • Bantam — Bantam, 1) niederländische Provinz westlich auf der Insel Java, 150 QM., 250,000 Ew.; Berg Karang; reich an Pfeffer, Holz; sonst eigenes Reich, gehört aber seit 1803 den Niederländern; Hauptstadt Ceram (Sirong), s.d.; 2) Bai darin; 3) früher… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bantam — Bantam, niederländ. Residentschaft auf Westjava, mit den Inseln der Sundastraße 7906 qkm. Der nördliche Teil ist eine Ebene, auf die südlich das urwaldbedeckte Hügelland Kandang folgt. Die vulkanischen Kegel Karang (1900 m) und Pulasari (1275 m)… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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