from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tree branch, especially a large or main branch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A firm branch of a tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
- n. A gallows.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An arm or branch of a tree.
- n. The gallows.
- To cover over or shade with boughs.
- n. An obsolete spelling of bow.
- n. An obsolete spelling of buff.
- An obsolete spelling of bo.
- To strip of boughs.
- To send out boughs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of the larger branches of a tree
Middle English, from Old English bōh; see bhāghu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Old English bōg ("shoulder, bough"), from Proto-Germanic *bōguz (“upper arm, shoulder”) (compare German Bug ("shoulder, hock, joint")), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰāǵʰus (“forearm, elbow”) (compare Ancient Greek πῆχυς (pēchys, "forearm"), Old Armenian բազուկ (bazuk, "arm, forearm, bough"), Persian بازو (bāzu, "upper arm"), Sanskrit बाहु (bahus, "arm")). (Wiktionary)