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No one has a name in 'The Road.' Like Cormac McCarthy's novel from which it's adapted, 'The Road' features characters such as the man, the boy, the wife, the old man and the veteran.
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Meaning of "the boy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE BOY

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WHAT DOES THE BOY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of the boy in the English dictionary

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE BOY

the boards
the boat race
the Boche
the body politic
the bollocks
the bomb
the book
the boondocks
the boot
the boot is on the other foot
the Border
the Bosporus
the bottle
the bounce
the bourgeoisie
the Bowery
the box
the bright lights
the briny
the British disease

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE BOY

altar boy
baby boy
birthday boy
black boy
cabin boy
drummer boy
errand boy
fair-haired boy
golden boy
messenger boy
office boy
old boy
pretty boy
rent boy
shepherd boy
shoeshine boy
teddy boy
whipping boy
white-haired boy
wide boy

Synonyms and antonyms of the boy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the boy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE BOY

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

Translator English - Chinese

男孩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el niño
570 millions of speakers

English

the boy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लड़का
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мальчик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o menino
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছেলেটি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le garçon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Budak lelaki itu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

der Junge
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

男の子
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소년
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocah lanang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cậu bé
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பையன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुलगा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oğlan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il ragazzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chłopiec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хлопчик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

băiat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

το αγόρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die seun
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pojken
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gutten
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the boy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE BOY»

The term «the boy» is very widely used and occupies the 13.872 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE BOY» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «THE BOY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word the boy.
1
Robert Baden-Powell
Success in training the boy depends largely on the Scoutmaster's own personal example.
2
Madeline Carroll
I think girls from a young age know what they want, and boys kind of have to keep up and catch up to them. Even in kindergarten, girls are pretty much the ones that like the boy first and the boys are like, 'Oh, I want to play with my trucks.' They think it's not cool. I think girls are definitely more ahead than boys.
3
Bryan Cranston
If you're a person who complains about everything all the time, then you're just the boy who cried 'wolf.' But if you do it on occasion and about the right reasons, then people listen.
4
Frank Crowninshield
In my day, when you called on a girl, her mother was always hollering down to see if she was still unraped, the maid would look in, her father would shuffle his feet in another room. Today the boy calls up, says, 'Meet you at the back door of Stern's.'
5
Garret Dillahunt
No one has a name in 'The Road.' Like Cormac McCarthy's novel from which it's adapted, 'The Road' features characters such as the man, the boy, the wife, the old man and the veteran.
6
George Eads
I'm interested to go other places, I've been the boy in the bubble since we've been shooting, I need to go travel a little bit, see where the action is, other than going to see family, of course.
7
Dakota Fanning
I played the young Reese Witherspoon in 'Sweet Home Alabama' when I was 7, and the boy who played the young Josh Lucas was 10.
8
King George V
After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months.
9
Warren Giles
I didn't make any friends in New York by insisting on moving the league headquarters to Cincinnati. The fact was that my son Bill was in school. His mother had passed away, and I didn't want to take the boy away from his school and to a strange city.
10
Elizabeth Gillies
In middle school, I was boy crazy and it was the worst! I would always lose, too. I was more into the competition than the boy by the end of it! I just wanted to win!

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE BOY»

Discover the use of the boy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the boy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Boy Book
Here is how things stand at the beginning of Ruby Oliver's junior year at Tate Prep: Kim: Not speaking.
Emily Lockhart, 2010
2
Boy
As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident?
Roald Dahl, 2009
3
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together? BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.
John Boyne, 2012
4
The Boy: A Novel
Provocative, headlong, and utterly compelling, THE BOY is the story of a woman on the edge, torn between love and compulsion, desire and duty.
Lara Santoro, 2013
5
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To
It could be that not sleeping is only part of what Eric's capable of, and the truth is both better and worse than they could ever imagine. From the Trade Paperback edition.
DC Pierson, 2010
6
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became ...
Most notable is the lack of rancour, the lack of venom, and the abundance of dignity in Mr Leyson's telling. The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you've ever read.
Leon Leyson, 2013
7
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a ...
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence.
Bruce Duncan Perry, Maia Szalavitz, 2007
8
The Boy in the Dress
The sparkling debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author in the country.
David Walliams, 2009
9
The Boy Who Met Jesus
Presents the story of an illiterate, secular Rwandan shepherd boy who in 1982 claimed he was visited by Jesus and received answers to eternal questions about life that caused him to be both persecuted and revered among leading biblical ...
Immaculée Ilibagiza, 2011
10
The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of ...
Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. And, most amazing of all . . . Of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey.
Kevin Malarkey, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE BOY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the boy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Hunt for California Girl Leads to a Body, and a Neighbor, 15
Settoro Garcia, who said he was a friend of Mr. Gonzalez's and Madyson's families, said that he saw the boy led away in handcuffs on Monday. Mr. Garcia went ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Boy Scouts End Ban on Gay Leaders, Over Protests by Mormon …
The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders. But the new policy allows church-sponsored units to choose local unit leaders ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
Boy Scouts' President Calls for End to Ban on Gay Leaders
Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America and former secretary of defense, called on Thursday to end the Scouts' ban on gay adult leaders, ... «New York Times, May 15»
4
Should California Judges Join the Boy Scouts?
The news that California will ban its judges from participation in the Boy Scouts has been on my mind since it was announced Friday. The decision is interesting ... «Bloomberg View, Jan 15»
5
The Boy Next Door Review: Jennifer Lopez's Thriller Receives 3 Out …
Those are words you will never hear in your lifetime. But who needs a heavy gold trophy of a naked man anyway? Jennifer Lopez's new thriller is a winner in the ... «Us Magazine, Jan 15»
6
Cops: Boy, 10, kills woman, 90, for yelling at him
"I killed that lady," the 10-year-old boy told a Pennsylvania state trooper, after a 90-year-old woman was found dead in the home of the boy's grandfather. «CNN, Oct 14»
7
Parents arrested after pulling son with brain cancer out of hospital
The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been ordered to appear Monday in ... «CNN, Aug 14»
8
Boy Scouts vote to allow gay members
The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to allow gay youth to participate in scouting. The historic vote, with 61% in favor, signals another shift in American ... «USA TODAY, May 13»
9
After Floating Idea of Lifting Ban on Gays, Scouts Delay Decision
The Boy Scouts of America, which confirmed last summer its policy barring openly gay people from participation, then said last week that it was reconsidering the ... «New York Times, Feb 13»
10
Boy Scouts may soon welcome gay youths, leaders
As early as next week, the Boy Scouts of America may announce it will allow gay Scouts and troop leaders, a spokesman for the group has told USA TODAY. «USA TODAY, Jan 13»

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