Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense and past participle of buy. See Regional Note at boughten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle.
  • n. A bend or hollow in a human or animal body.
  • n. A curve or bend in a river, mountain chain, or other geographical feature.
  • n. The part of a sling that contains the stone.
  • n. A fold, bend, or coil in a tail, snake's body etc.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of buy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. & p. p. of buy.
  • adj. Purchased; bribed.
  • n. A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as in a rope; as the boughts of a serpent.
  • n. The part of a sling that contains the stone.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bend; fold; wind.
  • Preterit and past participle of buy.
  • n. A bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle.
  • n. A bend or curve in a coast-line. See bight.
  • n. A bend, flexure, turn, loop, coil, or knot, as in a rope or chain, or in a serpent; a fold in cloth. See bout.
  • n. Same as bught.

Etymologies

See buy (Wiktionary)
From Middle English bought, bowght, bouȝt, *buȝt, probably an alteration of Middle English bight, biȝt, byȝt ("bend, bight") after Middle English bowen, buwen, buȝen ("to bow, bend"). Cognate with Scots boucht, bucht, bout ("bend"). More at bight. (Wiktionary)

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  • "A bend, flexure, turn, loop, coil, or knot, as in a rope or chain, or in a serpent; a fold in cloth."
    --from the Century Dictionary

    April 7, 2011