- 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.
- Dialectal a going and coming back again, as across a field in plowing; turn
- a struggle; contest or match: a championship bout
- a period of time taken up by some activity, illness, etc.; spell: a bout of the flu, a bout of shopping
Origin of boutfor earlier bought ; from Middle English bught, akin to Middle Low German bucht, bight; form and amp; 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 bow2.
- 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!