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bout

 (bout)
n.
1. A contest between antagonists; a match: a wrestling bout.
2. A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell: "His tremendous bouts of drinking had wrecked his health" (Thomas Wolfe).

[From obsolete English bought, a turning (influenced by about), from Middle English, from bowen, to bend, turn; see bow2.]

bout

(baʊt)
n
1.
a. a period of time spent doing something, such as drinking
b. a period of illness
2. (Boxing) a contest or fight, esp a boxing or wrestling match
[C16: variant of obsolete bought turn; related to German Bucht bight; see about]

bout

(baʊt)

n.
1. a contest, as of boxing; match.
2. period; spell: a bout of illness.
3. a turn at work or any action.
4. a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping.
[1535–45; variant of obsolete bought bend, turn, derivative of bow bow1; see bight]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bout - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensivebout - (sports) a division during which one team is on the offensive
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
top of the inning, top - the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
bottom of the inning, bottom - the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"
2.bout - a period of illness; "a bout of fever"; "a bout of depression"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
3.bout - a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
contest, competition - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
4.bout - an occasion for excessive eating or drinkingbout - an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking
piss-up - vulgar expression for a bout of heavy drinking

bout

noun
1. period, time, term, fit, session, stretch, spell, turn, patch, interval, stint I was suffering with a bout of nerves.
2. round, run, course, series, session, cycle, sequence, stint, spree The latest bout of violence has claimed ten lives.
3. fight, match, battle, competition, struggle, contest, set-to, encounter, engagement, head-to-head, boxing match This will be his eighth title bout in 19 months.

bout

noun
1. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity:
go, hitch, inning (often used in plural), shift, spell, stint, stretch, time, tour, trick, turn, watch.
2. An often prolonged period, as of illness:
Translations
جَوْلَهدَوْر، فَتْرَه، نَوْبَه
kolozáchvatzápas
anfaldomgang
asaltoataque (of illness)combateluchatanda
eräkohtausotteluvälikohtaus
kastlota
rungtynės
cīņaklepus lēkmeperiodsreize

bout

[baʊt] N
1. [of illness] → ataque m
2. (= period) [of work] → tanda f
drinking boutjuerga f, farra f (LAm)
3. (= boxing match) → combate m, encuentro m (Fencing) → asalto m

bout

[ˈbaʊt] n [violence, unrest, strikes, ill health] → période f
[flue, malaria] → accès m; [depression] → crise f
[boxer] → combat m, match m

bout

n
(of flu etc)Anfall m; (of negotiations)Runde f; a bout of fever/rheumatismein Fieber-/Rheumaanfall m; a drinking bouteine Zecherei; I did another final bout of revision before the examich habe vor dem Examen noch einmal alles wiederholt
(Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing) → Kampf m; to have a bout with somebodyeinen Kampf mit jdm austragen

bout

[baʊt] n
a. (of illness, malaria) → attacco, accesso
a severe bout of flu → una brutta influenza
a drinking bout → una sbronza
he's had several bouts of illness → è stato ammalato diverse volte
a bout of hard work → un periodo di intenso lavoro
b. (boxing match) → incontro

bout

(baut) noun
1. a period (of). a bout of coughing.
2. a (usually boxing) contest. a bout of fifteen five-minute rounds.

bout

n. acceso, ataque, episodio.

bout

n episodio, ataque m
References in classic literature ?
when she came to think of it, between getting the children fed and the place righted, and preparing herself for the shopping bout, she had actually forgotten to eat any luncheon at all!
Wrestling matches, in the different fashions of Cornwall and Devonshire, were seen here and there about the market-place; in one corner, there was a friendly bout at quarterstaff; and -- what attracted most interest of all -- on the platform of the pillory, already so noted in our pages, two masters of defence were commencing an exhibition with the buckler and broadsword.
I wanted him there, and I wanted him visible, so I thought out a way to manage it; I composed the picture from two points of view; the spectator is to observe the man from bout where that flag is, and he must observe the tower itself from the ground.
I would have loved nothing better than to have had another bout at merry Nottingham Town, but if I should win this prize nought would it pleasure or profit me.
Then he strolled to the platform where they were at cudgel play, for he loved a bout at quarterstaff as he loved meat and drink; and here befell an adventure that was sung in ballads throughout the mid-country for many a day.
A thousand waving scarves and tossing caps announced that the first bout had fallen to the popular party.
It was in this bout on the Idler that I discovered what a good stomach and a strong head I had for drink--a bit of knowledge that was to be a source of pride in succeeding years, and that ultimately I was to come to consider a great affliction.
But she had, as I have told you, the glimmerings of a sense of humor--which is simply another name for a sense of fitness of things; and it suddenly occurred to her that that simple little prayer, sacred to white-robed childhood lisping at motherly knees, was entirely unsuited to this freckled witch of a girl who knew and cared nothing bout God's love, since she had never had it translated to her through the medium of human love.
He often wished he had himself a son with such parts; and one day very solemnly asserted at a drinking bout, that Tom should hunt a pack of hounds for a thousand pound of his money, with any huntsman in the whole country.
But what with wrestling bouts and bouts with quarter-staves, and wandering minstrels, there came up so many other things to talk about, that the reward was forgotten for the nonce, and only the Foresters and Sheriff's men watched the gates with diligence, the Sheriff indeed spurring them to effort by offers of largess.
The beer frolic, however, passed off without any untoward circumstance; and, unlike most drinking bouts, left neither headache nor heartache behind.
It need not be said that he did not speak of his love to any of his comrades, nor did he betray his secret even in the wildest drinking bouts (though indeed he was never so drunk as to lose all control of himself).