Definition of Bowse

1. Verb. Haul with a tackle.

Exact synonyms: Bouse
Generic synonyms: Cart, Drag, Hale, Haul



Definition of Bowse

1. v. i. To carouse; to bouse; to booze.

2. n. A carouse; a drinking bout; a booze.

Definition of Bowse

1. Verb. (archaic) To drink excessively and socially. ¹

2. Verb. (nautical) To haul or hoist (something) with a tackle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bowse

1. to bouse [v BOWSED, BOWSING, BOWSES] - See also: bouse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowse

bowmen
bownd
bownds
bowne
bowned
bownes
bowning
bowplane
bowplanes
bowpot
bowpots
bowr
bowrs
bows
bows out
bowse (current term)
bowsed
bowser
bowsers
bowses
bowshock
bowshocks
bowshot
bowshots
bowsing
bowsman
bowsmen
bowsprit
bowsprits
bowspritted

Literary usage of Bowse

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1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
""It 's Mrs. bowse again, and she 's brought Miss Hutchinson down with her ... Mrs. bowse thinks you ought to go right to bed and have something hot to drink ..."

2. Memorials of the Abbey of St. Mary of Fountains. by John Richard Walbran, Joseph Thomas Fowler, James Raine (1863)
"... plate, principal ornamenta of every suche bowse, they shal reserve the same to be ... the salde Commissioners shall not only, at every suche bowse, ..."

3. Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes (1536-1896) by John Stephen Farmer (1896)
"She sings: —] This is bien bowse, this is bien bowse, «trong aio Too little is my skew. cup or putter I bowse no lage, but a whole gage water; ..."

4. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes by Isaac Reed, Robert Dodsley, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1826)
"This is ben bowse, this is ben bowse; Too little is my skew; / bowse no lage, but a whole gage Of this I'll bowse to you. This bowse is better than ..."

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