bough

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noun \ˈbau̇\

Definition of bough

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

boughed

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Examples of bough in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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

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BOUGH Defined for English Language Learners

bough

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noun \ˈbau̇\

Definition of bough for English Language Learners

  • : a main branch of a tree


BOUGH Defined for Kids

bough

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noun \ˈbau̇\

Definition of bough for Students

  1. :  a usually large or main branch of a tree



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