Bout vs Gait - What's the difference?

bout | gait |


As nouns the difference between bout and gait

is that bout is a period of something, usually painful or unpleasant while gait is manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.

As verbs the difference between bout and gait

is that bout is to contest a bout while gait is to teach a specific gait to a horse.

As a preposition bout

is (colloquial) about.

bout

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) bught, probably from an unrecorded (etyl) variant of . http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bout?s=t See bight, bought.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A period of something, usually painful or unpleasant
  • a bout of drought .
  • (boxing) A boxing match.
  • (fencing) An assault (a fencing encounter) at which the score is kept.
  • (roller derby) A roller derby match.
  • A fighting competition.
  • * 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • Then they had bouts of wrestling and of cudgel play, so that every day they gained in skill and strength.
  • (music) A bulge or widening in a musical instrument, such as either of the two characteristic bulges of a guitar.
  • (dated) The going and returning of a plough, or other implement used to mark the ground and create a headland, across a field.
  • * 1809 , A Letter to Sir John Sinclair [...] containing a Statement of the System under which a considerable Farm is profitably managed in Hertfordshire. Given at the request of the Board. By Thomas Greg, Esq.'', published in ''The Farmer's Magazine , page 395:
  • The outside bout' of each land is ploughed two inches deeper, and from thence the water runs into cross furrows, which are dug with a spade [...] I have an instrument of great power, called a scarifier, for this purpose. It is drawn by four horses, and completely prepares the land for the seed at each ' bout .
  • * 1922 , An Ingenious One-Way Agrimotor'', published in ''The Commercial Motor , volume 34, published by Temple Press, page 32:
  • It is in this manner that the ploughs are reversed at the termination of each bout of the field.
  • * 1976 , Claude Culpin, Farm Machinery , page 60:
  • The last two rounds must be ploughed shallower, and on the last bout the strip left should be one furrow width for a two-furrow plough, two for a three-furrow, and so on. [...]

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To contest a bout.
  • Etymology 2

    Written form of a of "about".

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • (colloquial) about
  • they're talking bout you!
    Maddy is bout to get beat up!

    References

    English contractions ----

    gait

    English

    (wikipedia gait)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
  • Carrying a heavy suitcase, he walked with a lopsided gait .
  • (horses) One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To teach a specific gait to a horse.
  • Anagrams

    * (l), (l) ----