|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
2. (n.) A gallows.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Bough (8 Occurrences)
Genesis 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: (KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Judges 9:48 Abimelech got him up to Mount Zalmon, he and all the people who were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it up, and laid it on his shoulder: and he said to the people who were with him, "What you have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
Judges 9:49 All the people likewise each cut down his bough, and followed Abimelech, and put them at the base of the stronghold, and set the stronghold on fire on them; so that all the people of the tower of Shechem died also, about a thousand men and women. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)
2 Samuel 18:9 Absalom happened to meet the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the sky and earth; and the mule that was under him went on. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 10:33 Behold, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will lop the boughs with terror. The tall will be cut down, and the lofty will be brought low. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 17:6 Yet gleanings will be left there, like the shaking of an olive tree, two or three olives in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outermost branches of a fruitful tree," says Yahweh, the God of Israel. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 17:9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. (KJV WBS)
Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)