Definitions of bough

  1. any of the larger branches of a tree
  2. An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
  3. A gallows.
  4. A limb or branch of a tree, especially a main branch.
  5. To cover over or shade with boughs.
  6. A limb of a tree.
  7. An arm or large branch of a tree.
  8. A branch or arm of a tree.

Usage examples for bough

  1. And looking overhead, he saw a great bough without leaves, and wrenched it off the tree, and suddenly leaped down. – The Legends Of King Arthur And His Knights by James Knowles
  2. You know- 'A book of verses underneath the bough, a loaf of Wiggin's home- made bread, and thou." – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. It was merely the reflection from a bough above in the water below. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  4. Now, while their father and mother sit quietly upon the bough singing their thanks, they feel sure the danger is past, and that no accident will happen to them. – Little Robins Learning to Fly by Madeline Leslie
  5. When they returned to the tree, and were sitting on their favorite bough near the nest, Dick exclaimed, " I was glad, for once, to see that some one was in fault beside myself. – Little Robins' Love One to Another by Madeline Leslie
  6. A pair of bright eyes had been watching them from the bough of an adjacent tree. – A Millionaire of Rough-and-Ready by Bret Harte
  7. He coughed and the bough broke under the strain. – Verotchka's Tales by Mamin Siberiak
  8. I therefore went up to them with a green bough, and endeavoured by signs to make them leave:- finding that of no avail, I presented the chief with an old hat, and gave to each a piece of bread. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  9. As he was clinging to a branch, however, half- way up in his struggle to reach the top, the bough, such was his ill- luck and hard fate, gave way, and caught in his fall by a broken limb of the oak, he hung suspended in the air unable to reach the ground. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  10. Then it rushed up a tree after a squirrel, and they sat snarling at each other at the end of a thin bough, and the squirrel jumped to another tree, but the poogie wasn't taking any. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  11. Gentle airs shook the last rain drops from leaf and bough. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  12. Above the rock stretched the bough of a big pine. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  13. I was afraid at length that I should be obliged to allow myself to be carried down by the current, and be glad to cling to the first rock or bough I could reach. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  14. And if, perchance, Some hand held out to thee a laurel bough, Thou wouldst not claim one leaf, but fondly turn To lay thy tribute, also, at his feet. – Songs Ysame by Annie Fellows Johnston Albion Fellows Bacon
  15. The sweetest bird upon the bough Has not one note of music now; And, oh! – Poems of The Second Period by Frederich Schiller
  16. I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough; I brought him home in his nest, at even, He sings the song, but it pleases not now; For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear- they sang to my eye. – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  17. A deadly silence lies on grass and bough; it seems to them as though, of all the eager world, they two only are awake, and alone! – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  18. As she stands upright holding the bough of a tree, he issues from her side without pain to her and is received by deities, but on touching the ground, takes seven steps and says, " I am the foremost in the world." – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  19. The land itself nursing a presence by the sea as a lizard might devour a fly on a bough above a tree. – Coming to Grips with White Knuckles by Paul Cameron Brown
  20. Bough spread his hands and shrugged his shoulders. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves