bough


bough

noun \ˈba\

: a main branch of a tree

Full Definition of BOUGH

:  a branch of a tree; especially :  a main branch
boughed \ˈbad\ adjective

Examples of BOUGH

  1. <a tree bough fell on my car during the windstorm>

Origin of BOUGH

Middle English, shoulder, bough, from Old English bōg; akin to Old High German buog shoulder, Greek pēchys forearm
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to BOUGH

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: boughless
Previous Word in the Dictionary: bouget
All Words Near: bough

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up bough? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More