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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A large branch of a tree.

Usage examples (37)
  • We hung a swing from a bough of the large oak tree.
  • The glory passed from bough to bough—
  • The bough was the hand that had struck them out of the darkness, had thrown her to the sod and killed her animal.
  • Some trees of this kind are entirely green, with the exception perhaps of a single bough, which is of a bright crimson or scarlet. for more
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  • She had to "bow" (bend one's knee, submit) under the "bough" (big tree branch) as the king passed by.
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