bouw

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bɑu̯/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bouw
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch bouw. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

bouw m (uncountable)

  1. construction of buildings
    De bouw duurde vijf jaar.
    The construction (of a building) lasted five years.
    Zij werkt in de bouw.
    She works in construction.
  2. construction of contraptions, such as machines
  3. built, structural design
  4. (archaic, dialectal) cultivation and extraction (still in many compounds), tillage
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Petjo: bouw

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Javanese bahu, from Sanskrit बाहु (bāhu).

Noun[edit]

bouw f (plural bouws)

  1. (historical) A unit of measure for area on Java, equivalent to about 0.7 hectare; a portion of agricultural land of this size.

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

bouw

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bouwen
  2. imperative of bouwen