BOUGH

bough

(noun) any of the larger branches of a tree

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Proper noun

Bough (plural Boughs)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Bough is the 30767th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 757 individuals. Bough is most common among White (84.41%) individuals.

Etymology

Noun

bough (plural boughs)

A firm branch of a tree.

(obsolete, poetic) The gallows.

Source: Wiktionary


Bough, n. Etym: [OE. bogh, AS. bog, boh, bough, shoulder; akin to Icel. bogr shoulder, bow of a ship, Sw. bog, Dan. bov, OHG. buog, G. bug, and to Gr.bahu (for bhaghu) arm. sq. root88, 251. Cf. Bow of a ship.]

1. An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.

2. A gallows. [Archaic] Spenser.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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