American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- To bend; fold; wind.
- Preterit and past participle of buy.
- n. Same as bught.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of buy.
- n. obsolete A bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle.
- n. obsolete A bend or hollow in a human or animal body.
- n. obsolete A curve or bend in a river, mountain chain, or other geographical feature.
- n. obsolete The part of a sling that contains the stone.
- n. obsolete A fold, bend, or coil in a tail, snake's body etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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)
“Fred -- dear Fred -- who has been true and faithful to the last -- reminded me that I had previously been bought with the blood of Jesus -- that I have been _twice bought_!”
“I do not know how it is with you, gentlemen; but I will own, that to me, ducks and geese got in this innocent, game-like way, taste sweeter than when they are bought in the market-hall: our own supper for to-night was a _bought_ supper, but it has become the victim of a little enlargement of the practice I have mentioned. ”
“Yesterday I wrote an entry about the mysterious piece of equipment Todd Lappin bought from a Navy surplus sale.”
“Grammar he saw no use for, and did not bother himself with it; but, curiously enough, he was delighted with geography and toward the end of the term bought a copy of Cornell's text-book, which was then used in”
“The one my brother bought is a great gun, and i think if i had to do it again i would have passed on the savage for the Tikka.”
“He might have made his favourite niece Queen of England; but his Italian caution restrained him, and the beautiful Hortense has to put up with a new-made duke -- a title bought with her uncle's money -- to whom the Cardinal affianced her on his death-bed.”
“Neapolitan army, had married at an advanced age a beautiful, accomplished and rich heiress, the daughter of some contractor; it was "a mariage de convenance," a title bought by wealth and beauty.”
“Franklin bought rights to the ARB-certified Healy EVR.”
“Oh, well ... these are the things that I bought from the shop ...”
“Wow your bread looks like it's bought from a bakery!”
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