bout

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noun \ˈbau̇t\

Definition of bout

  1. :  a spell or period of activity: such asa :  an athletic match (as of boxing) lost his bout with the championb :  outbreak, attack a bout of pneumonia frequent bouts of depression survived her bout with cancerc :  session a drinking bout a bout of unemployment

Examples of bout in a sentence

  1. undoubtedly the team's best wrestler, he hasn't lost a bout yet

  2. she's currently suffering from a bout of the flu

Origin and Etymology of bout

English dialect, a trip going and returning in plowing, from Middle English bought bend


First Known Use: 1575


BOUT Defined for English Language Learners

bout

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noun \ˈbau̇t\

Definition of bout for English Language Learners

  • : a period of time during which someone suffers from something (such as an illness or disease)

  • : a short period of time during which something is done or happening

  • : a wrestling or boxing contest


BOUT Defined for Kids

bout

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noun \ˈbau̇t\

Definition of bout for Students

  1. 1 :  a contest of skill or strength a wrestling bout

  2. 2 :  2attack 4, outbreak a bad bout of the flu



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