boun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English boun, from Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa (to prepare).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baʊn/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

boun (comparative more boun, superlative most boun)

  1. (obsolete) Ready, prepared.
    • c. 1375, John Barbour, The Brus; or, The metrical history of Robert I, King of Scots.
      To this thai all assentyt ar, And bad thair men all mak thaim yar For to be boune, agayne that day, On the best wiss that cuir thai may.

Verb[edit]

boun (third-person singular simple present bouns, present participle bouning, simple past and past participle bouned)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or get ready; prepare.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • boun at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • boun in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams[edit]


Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse búinn, past participle of búa (prepare).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

boun (comparative mair boun, superlative maist boun)

  1. ready, prepared
    Therefore ever thou mak thee boun / To obey, and thank thy God of all. — Robert Henryson, ‘The Abbey Walk’