Boule definition

bo͝olē, bo͝o-lā
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A small rounded mass, as of synthetic sapphire or ruby, produced by the fusion of alumina, suitably tinted, in a furnace.
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The lower house of the modern Greek legislature.
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The senate of 400 founded by Solon in ancient Athens.
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A legislative assembly in any one of the ancient Greek states.
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A pear-shaped synthetic sapphire, ruby, or other alumina-based gem, produced by fusing and tinting alumina.
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A round loaf of bread.
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A French game similar to boccie.
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One of the bowls used in the French game of boules.
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A single-crystal ingot produced by synthetic means.
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A round loaf of bread.
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(woodworking) A through-sawn log with the slices restacked in the order and orientation they originally had in the log, usually with waney edges.
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(woodworking) Alternative form of buhl.
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In ancient Greece,
  • An advisory council of elders.
  • Later, a representative assembly with legislative and administrative functions.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
boule
Plural:
boules

Origin of boule

  • French ball from Old French bubble from Latin bulla

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Greek boulē assembly gwelə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of Boulle. See buhl.

    From Wiktionary

  • French boule

    From Wiktionary