Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

See buy

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • "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