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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turn, bout, roundnoun

    (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive

  2. boutnoun

    a period of illness

    "a bout of fever"; "a bout of depression"

  3. boutnoun

    a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)

  4. bust, tear, binge, boutnoun

    an occasion for excessive eating or drinking

    "they went on a bust that lasted three days"


  1. boutnoun

    A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant

    a bout of drought.

  2. boutnoun

    A boxing match.

  3. boutnoun

    An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.

  4. boutnoun

    A fighting competition.

  5. boutnoun

    A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.

  6. boutnoun

    The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.

  7. boutpreposition


    they're talking bout you!

  8. boutpreposition


    they're talking bout you!

  9. Etymology: Aphetic form of about

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Boutnoun

    A turn; as much of an action as is performed at one time, without interruption; a single part of any action carried on by successive intervals.

    Etymology: botta, Ital.

    The play began: Pas durst not Cosma chace;
    But did intend next bout with her to meet. Philip Sidney.

    Ladies, that have your feet
    Unplagu’d with corns, we’ll have a bout. William Shakespeare.

    When in your motion you are hot,
    As make your bouts more violent to that end,
    He calls for drink. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    If he chance to ’scape this dismal bout,
    The former legatees are blotted out. John Dryden, Juv. sat. xii.

    A weasel seized a bat; the bat begged for life: says the weasel, I give no quarter to birds: says the bat, I am a mouse; look on my body: so she got off for that bout. Roger L'Estrange.

    We’ll see when ’tis enough,
    Or if it wants the nice concluding bout. King.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boutnoun

    as much of an action as is performed at one time; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a turn; a round

  2. Boutnoun

    a conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything; as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout


  1. Bout

    "Bout" is the sixth single from British R&B artist Jamelia and the first single from her second album Thank You. Overall, "Bout" is fairly ignored as a single and "Superstar" is widely regarded to be the first single from the album. "Bout" was the single that bought Jamelia back into the public eye, after being away for three years. The single was a minor hit, in fact it was the smallest hit from Thank You, managing to peak at #37 on the UK Singles Chart, spending only two weeks inside the UK Top 75. There were two videos shot for "Bout" but the one that featured Rah Digga has never been commercially released, because Jamelia was unhappy with the finished product. The video was re-shot but without Rah Digga because she had other commitments. The second video did, however, retain Rah Digga's rap.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bout

    bowt, n. a turn, trial, or round: an attempt: a contest or trial—a fencing bout, or a continued fit of drinking. [Doublet of Bight; from root of Bow, to bend.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bout

    A turn, trial, or round. An attack of illness; a convivial meeting.--'Bout ship, the brief order for "about ship."

Editors Contribution

  1. bout

    Boxing Sport Vernacular:

    The third round of the 'bout' was critical to winning points:

    Submitted by WerterBuch on May 25, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bout in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of bout in a Sentence

  1. Gordon Merry:

    I would caution people – beg them – not to partake of heroin, the only thing that was good about this bout of heroin overdoses is 26 people now have a chance to reevaluate their lives to see if they could go into rehabilitation.

  2. Mark Ingram:

    I'm bout that im outside the bank and if anyone got anything to say come see me. I would like to welcome the MVP frontrunner LAMAR JACKSON in da flesh big truss wooh wooh,

  3. Niels Christensen:

    The market thinks the latest bout of risk aversion will drive the Fed to postpone a rate hike, that is weighing on the dollar, while the yen, the franc and the euro are all trading higher.

  4. Marshawn Lynch:

    Yo, I don't care bout everyone's questions im just here so I don't get fined by Papa Pete.

  5. Maria Zakharova:

    The court's lack of desire to even hold public hearings to consider additional arguments about Bout's innocence with the participation of many defense witnesses reflects concerns that a case fabricated by U.S. special services would simply fall apart before everyone's eyes.

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. adventure
    • B. carry
    • C. signify
    • D. conceal

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