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Dictionary Definition

bout

Noun

1 (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive [syn: turn, round]
2 a boxing match; "the fight was on television last night" [syn: fight]
3 an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days" [syn: bust, tear, binge]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /"baUt/
  • /'baʊt/

Noun

  1. An instance of something lasting a short period.
    a bout of fighting
  2. An attack (of an illness, etc).
    a bout of flu
  3. An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.

Translations

instance of something lasting a short period
  • Finnish: kohtaus, välikohtaus, erä, ottelu
attack of an illness, etc.
  • Finnish: kohtaus
an assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept

Dutch

Noun

bout (plural: bouten, diminutive: boutje)
  1. bolt
  2. leg of an animal as food

French

Pronunciation

Noun

bout (plural bouts)
  1. end (of a physical object)
  2. extremity

Verb form

bout
  1. third-person singular indicative present of bouillir

Extensive Definition

Bout can mean:
bout in Dutch: Bout

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