Dictionary.com

boule

1
[ bool ]
/ bul /
Save This Word!

noun
Also called birne. a cylindrical lump of material for synthetic gems, made by the Verneuil process.
a metal ball, usually made out of steel, used in pétanque.
Sometimes boules. pétanque.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of boule

1
1915–20; <French: literally, a ball; see bowl2

Other definitions for boule (2 of 3)

boule2
[ bool ]
/ bul /

noun (often initial capital letter)Furniture.
Also called boule·work [bool-wurk]. /ˈbulˌwɜrk/.

Other definitions for boule (3 of 3)

Boule
[ boo-lee, boo-ley ]
/ ˈbu li, buˈleɪ /

noun
the legislative assembly of modern Greece.
(sometimes lowercase) a state legislative, advisory, or administrative council in ancient Greece.

Origin of Boule

1840–50; <Greek: a council, body of chosen ones
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use boule in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for boule (1 of 3)

boule1
/ (ˈbuːliː) /

noun
the parliament in modern Greece
the senate of an ancient Greek city-state

Word Origin for boule

C19: from Greek boulē senate

British Dictionary definitions for boule (2 of 3)

boule2
/ (buːl) /

noun
a pear-shaped imitation ruby, sapphire, etc, made from synthetic corundum

Word Origin for boule

C19: from French: ball

British Dictionary definitions for boule (3 of 3)

boule3
/ (buːl) /

noun
a round loaf of white bread

Word Origin for boule

C20: from French: a ball
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK