[syn: bust, tear, binge, bout]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bout \Bout\, n. [A different spelling and application of bought
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (sports) a division during which one team is on the
offensive [syn: turn, bout, round]
2: a period of illness; "a bout of fever"; "a bout of
3: a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
4: an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a
bust that lasted three days" [syn: bust, tear, binge,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
127 Moby Thesaurus words for "bout":
Chinese boxing, Olympic games, Olympics, arsis, bacchanal,
bacchanalia, bacchanalian, bat, beat, bender, binge, boxing,
boxing match, bust, carousal, carouse, celebration, chance, circle,
circuit, close fighting, compotation, concours, contest, course,
cycle, debauch, decathlon, derby, diastole, double-header, doubles,
downbeat, drinking bout, drunk, drunken carousal, duel, encounter,
engagement, escapade, event, fight, fighting, fisticuffs, fling,
foursome, game, games, games of chance, go, guzzle, gymkhana,
infighting, inning, innings, jag, joust, lark, match, matching,
meet, meeting, occasion, opportunity, orgy, pentathlon, period,
place, play, play-off, ploy, potation, prizefight, prizefighting,
pub-crawl, pugilism, pulse, race, rally, randan, randy, relief,
rencontre, revel, revolution, rotation, round, runoff, savate, say,
series, session, set-to, shadowboxing, shift, singles, spar, spell,
sport, spree, stint, struggle, symposium, systole, tear, test,
the clinches, the fights, the ring, thesis, threesome, tilt, time,
time at bat, toot, tour, tournament, tourney, trial, trick, turn,
twosome, upbeat, wassail, whack, wheel, wingding