Meaning of bout

bout

Pronunciation: (bout), [key]
— n.
  1. a contest or trial of strength, as of boxing.
  2. period; session; spell: a bout of illness.
  3. a turn at work or any action.
  4. a going and returning across a field, as in mowing or reaping.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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