Examples of bough in a Sentence
a tree bough fell on my car during the windstorm
Recent Examples of bough from the Web
Stars drop to the Earth like fruit falling from the boughs of a tree.
Boeing’s website shows a list price of about $200 million for a brand new 767-300ER, but jets can come for much less than that when bough on the secondary market.
One time, the Americans were in a house camouflaged by tree boughs while a U.S. helicopter hovered overhead.
Non-surfers could find shade or solitude under the trees’ boughs.
Boughs of cedar, white currant and flowering plum hung in bouquets from its corners, and its lip was decorated with prayer flags.
Across its sill, an altar had been fashioned with cedar boughs, smooth stones, eagle feathers, a small red candle and a tiny bell.
Boughs from the top of that branch landed precariously on top of a neighbor’s younger tree.
The classics are great, but not everyone’s holiday is decked with boughs of holly.
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Origin and Etymology of bough
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
BOUGH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bough for English Language Learners
: a main branch of a tree
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