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Meaning of BOUGH

Pronunciation:  baw

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of the larger branches of a tree

BOUGH is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: limb, tree branch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bough\, n. [OE. bogh, AS. b[=o]g, b[=o]h, bough,
shoulder; akin to Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship, Sw.
bog, Dan. bov, OHG. buog, G. bug, and to Gr.? ( for ? )
forearm, Skr. b[=a]hu (for bh[=a]ghu) arm. [root]88, 251. Cf.
{Bow} of a ship.]
1. An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main

2. A gallows. [Archaic] --Spenser.

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