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Meaning of "boccie" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOCCIE

From Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOCCIE

boccie  [ˈbɒtʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOCCIE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Boccie is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOCCIE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

boccie

Bocce

Bocce, sometimes anglicized as bocci, is a ball sport belonging to the boules sport family, closely related to bowls and pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy, it is played around Europe and also in overseas areas that have received Italian migrants, including Australia, North America, and South America. Bocce was initially played among the Italian migrants but has slowly become more popular with their descendants and the wider community. The sport is also very popular on the eastern side of the Adriatic, especially in Croatia, Montenegro and southern Bosnia and Hercegovina, where the sport is known in Serbo-Croatian as boćanje or balote. In Slovenia the sport is known as balinanje or colloquially "playing boče" or bale. In Southern France the sport is also popular and known as Boule Lyonnaise.

Definition of boccie in the English dictionary

The definition of boccie in the dictionary is an Italian version of bowls played on a lawn smaller than a bowling green.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOCCIE


adventure
ədˈvɛntʃə
agriculture
ˈæɡrɪˌkʌltʃə
architecture
ˈɑːkɪˌtɛktʃə
bocci
ˈbɒtʃə
boccia
ˈbɒtʃə
botcher
ˈbɒtʃə
captcha
ˈkæptʃə
capture
ˈkæptʃə
culture
ˈkʌltʃə
feature
ˈfiːtʃə
furniture
ˈfɜːnɪtʃə
future
ˈfjuːtʃə
gotcha
ˈɡɒtʃə
literature
ˈlɪtərɪtʃə
nature
ˈneɪtʃə
notcher
ˈnɒtʃə
top-notcher
ˌtɒpˈnɒtʃə
watcher
ˈwɒtʃə
wotcha
ˈwɒtʃə
wotcher
ˈwɒtʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOCCIE

bobwhite
bobwig
bocaccio
bocage
bocca
Boccaccio
bocce
Boccherini
bocci
boccia
Boccioni
bocconcini
Boche
Bochum
bock
bock beer
bockedy
boconcini
bod
boda-boda

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOCCIE

Basse-Normandie
cookie
deccie
die
facie
fleecie
hoodie
hottie
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in specie
lie
lingerie
Marie
movie
pie
prima facie
Runcie
specie
tie
wanchancie

Synonyms and antonyms of boccie in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «boccie» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOCCIE

Find out the translation of boccie to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of boccie from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «boccie» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

boccie
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

boccie
570 millions of speakers

English

boccie
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

boccie
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

boccie
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бочи
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boccia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

boccie
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pétanque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boccie
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Boccia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

boccie
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

boccie
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boccie
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

boccie
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

boccie
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॉक्सी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boccie
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

boccie
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

boccie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бочі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

boccia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

boccie
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boccie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

boccie
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

boccia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of boccie

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOCCIE»

The term «boccie» is normally little used and occupies the 136.218 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOCCIE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «boccie» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «boccie» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about boccie

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOCCIE»

Discover the use of boccie in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to boccie and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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365 Ways--: Retirees' Resource Guide for Productive Lifestyles
1f\ f\ Throw the "palino" (target ball) and get ready J X to play boccie. As individuals or as teams, u— \J players try to roll their boccie ball closest to the " palino." Boccie is a game for people of all ages and varying degrees of ability. Easy to play ...
Helen K. Kerschner, John E. Hansan, 1996
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New York Magazine
Logistics Mapping New York: Sports Centers (Places to do, places to watch) BIKING FISHING — x BASEBALL-^ , FOOTBALL— */ PICNIC MCER FIELD - 218TH- BOCCIE ^BASEBALL / TRIBOROUGH / BASEBALL FOOTBALL SOCCER KITE ...
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Italy: A Primary Source Cultural Guide
Boccie is a game that originated in ancient Rome during the battles of Rome's Punic War against Carthage, which started in 264 BC. Teams were composed of two, four, six, or eight men, and soldiers threw a small stone called a "leader." Next ...
Lesli J. Favor, 2004
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The I Chong: Meditations from the Joint
So we got into a game called boccie ball instead. The prison had two boccie courts that we would pass on our laps around the track. "Steve, do you know how to play boccie ball?" I asked one night as we passed the court. "Yeah, I do. Why?
Tommy Chong, 2007
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Cincinnati Magazine
You can hit the target ball, moving it around the field, and you can bump your opponent's ball off court. The team with the most boccie balls closest to target after all are thrown earns a point for each. The first team to earn eleven points wins a ...
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Popular Mechanics
Don't look for a slow game, though. This is strenuous exercise, whether the game is doubles or singles Courtesy General Sportcraft. Boccie. Bails. One of Italy's most popular games, Boccie Balls is a variation of bowling on the green.
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Lawn and Garden Construction
Boccie, also called bowling on the green or lawn bowling, is played by two, four, or six participants. It requires colored balls (two per player) and a smaller white ball known as a jack. The jack is rolled at least three-fourths of the length of the ...
Robert F. Baudendistel, 2011
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Moon Napa & Sonoma
This is probably to allow Louandwife Susan to pursue their other varied Wine Country passions, from bread making (there's a commercial bakery on site) to oliveoil productionfrom the small olive grove at the winery, and even an annual boccie ...
Philip Goldsmith, 2011
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Orange Coast Magazine
Now you can challenge your lunch and dinner guests to that quintessential Italian game of boccie while you wait for your table. II Fornaio in Irvine has opened the only regulation boccie court in Orange County next to the restaurant. Boccie ...
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Library of Congress Subject Headings
... Toro (Panama) BT Straits—Panama Boccaro ware USE Yixing ware Bocce ( Game) USE Boccie (Game) Bocche di Bonifacio USE Bonifacio, Strait of Bocche di Cattaro (Montenegro) USE Kotor, Gulf of (Montenegro) Bocchi Palazzo ( Bologna ...
Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOCCIE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term boccie is used in the context of the following news items.
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Product choices, tranquil setting continue to emerge at Naples …
Other amenities include a conversation fire pit, boccie courts, and an event lawn. iStar anticipates completion of the Lakeshore Club in late ... «Naples Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Historical society plans festive weekend
The trolley, often a backdrop for family photos, will be near the boccie courts. Poole will sign his book, "Company of Heroes," at the booth, ... «Ellwood City Ledger, Jul 15»
3
Escape the hipsters, head for Marine Park
As for the park, it covers 798 acres in all, and has ball fields and boccie courts and a place to rent a surrey should you want to go for a spin. «Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jul 15»
4
Discussion, development of parks part of city landscape
Some suggestions for City Park include a loop trail around the park, boccie and pickle ball courts, and an undefined green space. Parks and ... «Liberty Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Stoops brothers return to Youngstown for charity boccie event
With the college football offseason winding down, Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops made time to ... «NewsOK.com, Jun 15»
6
There is no joy in Mudville--local games have been washed out
But Szymanski said his boccie leagues are caught up, thanks partly to holes recently drilled in the playing surface. Rain washed away baseball ... «cleveland.com, Jun 15»
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OU's Stoops on annual return: 'There's nothing like being at home'
Sunday once again saw the 13th installment of the Ron Stoops Sr. and Anthony Pelini Memorial Foundation Boccie Social at Cassese's MVR. «Youngstown Vindicator, Jun 15»
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Estate home model nearing completion in Salerno at Miromar Lakes
The marina includes parterre and sculpture gardens, boccie courts, fitness stations, boat slips and entertainment pavilions. The Marina ... «Naples Daily News, Jun 15»
9
Kate Bosworth, Suki Waterhouse, and More Attend a Benefit Hosted …
Giant Coach-themed Jenga, croquet, boccie, a hand-made floral crown stand, photo booths, and Connect Four were just some of the evening's ... «Vogue.com, Jun 15»
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First Look: The Grove at Harwood Brings Great Outdoors Drinking …
With the addition of volley ball courts, boccie ball and corn hole, alcohol-induced exercise is also promoted here. The scene is reminiscent of ... «Dallas Observer, Jun 15»

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