bout definition

  • noun:
    • A contest between antagonists; a match: a wrestling bout.
    • A Period invested in a particular method; a spell: "His tremendous bouts of consuming had wrecked his health” ( Thomas Wolfe).
    • a time period of something, generally painful or unpleasant
    • A boxing match.
    • An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the rating is kept.
    • A fighting competition.
    • A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as for example either associated with two characteristic bulges of a guitar.
    • The going and returning of a plough, or any other apply always mark the bottom and produce a headland, across a field.
    • the maximum amount of of an action as is carried out at once; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a turn; a round.
    • A conflict; competition; attempt; trial; a set-to at everything.
    • A turn, cycle, coil, or knot, as in a rope or chain; a bend or flexure.
    • The part of a sling which has the rock.
    • A going and returning, as with plowing, reaping, etc.; for this reason, as much of an action as it is performed previously; just one part of an action that will be continued at successive intervals.
    • A round at something, as with some competition; a set-to; an effort: as, a bout at single-stick or fisticuffs.
    • A round of indulgence, like in drink: as, a drunken bout.
    • A turn or fit of infection: because, a severe bout of rheumatism.
    • In music, an inward bend of a rib of a musical instrument of this violin kind, where the waist is formed.
    • a celebration for extortionate eating or consuming
    • a contest or battle (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
    • (recreations) a division during which one staff is on the offensive
    • a time period of infection
  • preposition:
    • about
  • others:
    • identical to but.
    • About.

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