- The definition of bout means a fight or competition.
An example of a bout is a boxing match.
- Bout is defined as a period of time where you have to deal with something.
An example of a bout is a week of having a stomach flu.
- a contest or match, as of boxing or wrestling
- a period of time taken up by some specified activity, condition, etc.; spell: a bout of the flu
Origin of boutfor earlier bought from Middle English bught, akin to Middle Low German bucht, bight; form and meaning probably influenced, influence by 'bout from about
- A contest between antagonists; a match: a wrestling bout.
- A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell: “His tremendous bouts of drinking had wrecked his health” ( Thomas Wolfe )
Origin of boutFrom obsolete English bought a turning (influenced by about ) from Middle English from bowen to bend, turn ; see bow 2.
- A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
- a bout of drought.
- (boxing) A boxing match.
- (fencing) An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.
- (roller derby) A roller derby match.
- A fighting competition.
- (music) A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.
- (dated) The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.
(third-person singular simple present bouts, present participle bouting, simple past and past participle bouted)
- To contest a bout.
- (colloquial) about
- they're talking bout you!
- Maddy is bout to get beat up!
- (colloquial or poetic) about.