What Does BOE Mean in a Text?

In gaming, the abbreviation BOE means "Bind On Equip." In a business context, BOE means "Bank Of England." Here is more information about each of these definitions of BOE.

Bind On Equip

The abbreviation BOE is used in MMOs (Massively Multiplayer Online games) with the meaning "Bind on Equip." BOEs are items that, once equipped, cannot be sold or transferred to another player, even within the same account. However, a large number of BOE items are traded before they are equipped and, in some games, BOEs can be sold to or traded with merchants.

BOE differs from BOA (Bind On Account), which allows items to be transferred between characters on the same account.

Bank Of England

Outside of the gaming world, BOE is also an abbreviation for "Bank Of England."

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When I write BOE, I mean this:

meaning of BOE

BOE also means "Bank Of England."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for BOE

"Bind On Equip" is the most common definition for BOE in online gaming.
Definition:Bind On Equip
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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Second Definition of BOE

"Bank Of England" is a common definition for BOE in business circles.
Definition:Bank Of England
Type:Abbreviation (Initialism)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user


Examples of BOE in Sentences

Here's an example of BOE being used in an online conversation with the meaning "Bind On Equip."
  • Tom: I'm having trouble leveling my character past level 55.
  • Stan: I'd give you my old gear, but it was all BOE, so I can't.

An Academic Look at BOE

Whether used with the meaning "Bind On Equip" or "Bank Of England," BOE is classified as an initialism abbreviation, because it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Bee Oh Ee"). Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of BOE Used in a Text

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