bough

noun \ ˈbau̇ \

Definition of bough

: a branch of a tree; especially : a main branch

boughed

play \ˈbau̇d\ adjective

Examples of bough in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of bough

Middle English, shoulder, bough, from Old English bōg; akin to Old High German buog shoulder, Greek pēchys forearm

bough Synonyms

Synonyms
branch, limb
Related Words
branchlet, offshoot, outgrowth, shoot, spur; spray, sprig, twig

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BOUGH Defined for English Language Learners

bough

noun

Definition of bough for English Language Learners

  • : a main branch of a tree


BOUGH Defined for Kids

bough

noun \ ˈbau̇ \

Definition of bough for Students

: a usually large or main branch of a tree


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