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Boy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Boy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Boy [ n.]
- A male child, from birth to the age of puberty; a lad; hence, a son.
2 . Boy [ v. t.]
- To act as a boy; -- in allusion to the former practice of boys acting women's parts on the stage.

Meaning of 'Boy' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . boy [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a friendly informal reference to a grown man
Example in sentence:
  • he likes to play golf with the boys
Meaning (2):
- a male human offspring
Example in sentence:
  • his boy is taller than he is;
  • their son became a famous judge
Meaning (3):
- a youthful male person
Example in sentence:
  • most soldiers are only boys in uniform;
  • she made the boy brush his teeth every night;
  • the baby was a boy