What does boule mean?

Definitions for boule
ˈbu li, buˈleɪboule

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boulle, boule, buhlnoun

    an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork


  1. boulenoun

    One of the bowls used in the French game of boules.

  2. boulenoun

    A single-crystal ingot produced by synthetic means.


  1. boule

    A boule is a term with various meanings depending on the context. 1) In French language, 'boule' means ball. It is commonly used in reference to a type of sports played in France like pétanque, where the goal is to throw or roll heavy balls (called boules) as close as possible to a small target ball. 2) In baking or gastronomy, a boule is a type of round loaf of bread similar to a peasant loaf or a French country loaf. 3) In gemology, a boule is a synthetic piece of rough gemstone material, usually in the form of a large, round chunk, created in labs using processes like the flame fusion process. 4) In ancient Greece, Boule was a council of citizens (called bouleutai) appointed to run daily affairs of the city. 5) Among the Akan people of West Africa, Boule is a secret society of women. In general, the context is important to define the exact meaning of boule.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boulenoun

    alt. of Boulework


  1. Boule

    In cities of ancient Greece, the boule was a council of citizens appointed to run daily affairs of the city. Originally a council of nobles advising a king, boulai evolved according to the constitution of the city; in oligarchies boule positions might be hereditary, while in democracies members were typically chosen by lot, and served for one year. Little is known about the workings of many boulai, except in the case of Athens, for which extensive material has survived.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOULE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Boule is ranked #44576 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Boule surname appeared 482 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Boule.

    88.1% or 425 total occurrences were White.
    9.9% or 48 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boule in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. tenebrous
    • B. askant
    • C. bibulous
    • D. valetudinarian

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