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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bout  \Bout\,  n.  [A  different  spelling  and  application  of  bought 
  bend.] 
  1.  As  much  of  an  action  as  is  performed  at  one  time;  a  going 
  and  returning,  as  of  workmen  in  reaping,  mowing,  etc.;  a 
  turn;  a  round. 
 
  In  notes  with  many  a  winding  bout  Of  linked 
  sweetness  long  drawn  out  --Milton. 
 
  The  prince  .  .  .  has  taken  me  in  his  train,  so  that 
  I  am  in  no  danger  of  starving  for  this  bout. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  A  conflict;  contest;  attempt;  trial;  a  set-to  at  anything 
  as  a  fencing  bout;  a  drinking  bout. 
 
  The  gentleman  will  for  his  honor's  sake,  have  one 
  bout  with  you  he  can  not  by  the  duello  avoid  it 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bout 
  n  1:  (in  sports)  a  period  of  play  during  which  one  team  is  on  the 
  offensive  [syn:  {turn},  {round}] 
  2:  a  boxing  match;  "the  fight  was  on  television  last  night" 
  [syn:  {fight}] 
  3:  a  brief  indulgence  of  your  impulses  [syn:  {spree},  {fling}] 




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