Bought vs Boat - What's the difference?

bought | boat |

As verbs the difference between bought and boat

is that bought is (buy) while boat is to travel by boat.

As nouns the difference between bought and boat

is that bought is (obsolete) a bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle while boat is a craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.



Etymology 1

See buy


  • (buy).
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    Usage notes
    It is common to hear native English speakers (particularly in the UK, Australia and New Zealand) using "bought " when meaning "brought" (and vice versa) despite the fact that the two words mean different things Sometimes this mistake makes its way into print[
    Derived terms
    * overbought

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) bought, bowght, .

    Alternative forms

    * bout, bowt * boughte, bughte


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle.
  • (obsolete) A bend or hollow in a human or animal body.
  • (obsolete) A curve or bend in a river, mountain chain, or other geographical feature.
  • * 1612 , John Smith, Map of Virginia , in Kupperman 1988, p. 159:
  • the river it selfe turneth North east and is stil a navigable streame. On the westerne side of this bought is Tauxenent with 40 men.
  • (obsolete) The part of a sling that contains the stone.
  • (obsolete) A fold, bend, or coil in a tail, snake's body etc.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.i:
  • Her huge long taile her den all ouerspred, / Yet was in knots and many boughtes vpwound, / Pointed with mortall sting.


    * The Oxford English Dictionary. English irregular past participles English irregular simple past forms



    (wikipedia boat)


    (en noun)
  • A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
  • *
  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers,. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
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  • , title= Yesterday’s fuel , passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).}}
  • (lb) A full house.
  • A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.
  • :
  • (lb) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
  • The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.
  • Usage notes

    There is no explicit limit, but the word boat usually refers to a relatively small watercraft, smaller than a ship but larger than a dinghy.


    * (craft on or in water) craft, ship, vessel


    (Terms denoting specific kinds of boat) * (A craft on or in water) ark, bangca, barge, canoe, catamaran, caravel, carrack, coracle, cruiser, cutter, dhow, dinghy, dory, dragon boat, Dutch barge, East Indiaman, felucca, ferry, ferryboat, fishing boat, flatboat, folding boat, galley, galleon, gig, go-fast boat, gondola, guardboat, gunboat, houseboat, hovercraft, hydrofoil, hydroplane, iceboat, inflatable boat, inflatable raft, jetboat, jetski, junk, , kayak, keelboat, ketch, lifeboat, log boat, longboat, luxemotor, mackinaw boat, mailboat, motorboat, motorsailer, narrowboat, Norfolk wherry, outrigger canoe, paddleboat, peniche, pinnace, policeboat, powerboat, raft, rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB), riverboat, rowboat, sailboat, schooner, scow, seaboat, sealship, Seiner, ship of the line, skiff, sloop, steamboat, submarine, surfboat, swan boat, tender, tjalk, trawler, trireme, trimaran, troller, tug, tugboat, U-boat, wangkang, water taxi, whaleboat, yacht, yawl

    Derived terms

    * boatable * boatage * boatbill * boatbuilder * boatel, botel * boater * boatful * boathook * boathouse * boatie * boating * boatless * boatlift * boatload * boatman, boatsman * boatmanship, boatsmanship * boatneck * boatslip * boatswain * boatswainbird * boattail * boatwoman * boatwright * boatyard * burn one's boats * float someone's boat * gravy boat * houseboat * in the same boat * longtail boat * miss the boat * narrowboat, narrow boat * push the boat out * rock the boat * speedboat * twist-boat * U-boat

    See also



    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523


    (en verb)
  • To travel by boat.
  • To transport in a boat.
  • to boat goods
  • To place in a boat.
  • to boat oars




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