Boule meaning

bo͝o'lē, bo͝o-lā'
The lower house of the modern Greek legislature.
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A round loaf of bread.
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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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In ancient Greece,
  • An advisory council of elders.
  • Later, a representative assembly with legislative and administrative functions.
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A French game similar to boccie.
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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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An ingot of silicon that has a single crystal orientation. Pronounced "bool." See wafer and transistor.
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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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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