The definition of bout means a fight or competition.(noun)
An example of a bout is a boxing match.
Bout is defined as a period of time where you have to deal with something.(noun)
An example of a bout is a week of having a stomach flu.
See bout in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: for earlier bought < ME bught, akin to MLowG bucht, bight; form & meaning prob. infl. by 'bout < about
See bout in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From obsolete English bought, a turning (influenced by about)
Origin: , from Middle English
Origin: , from bowen, to bend, turn; see bow2.
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