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boat

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noun \ˈbōt\

Simple Definition of boat

  • : a small vehicle that is used for traveling on water

  • : a vehicle of any size that is used for traveling on water

  • : a long and narrow container that is used for serving a sauce with a meal

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boat

  1. 1 a :  a small vessel for travel on water b :  ship

  2. 2 :  a boat-shaped container, utensil, or device <a gravy boat> <a laboratory boat>

boatful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

boatlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

in the same boat

  1. :  in the same situation or predicament

Examples of boat in a sentence

  1. He tied the boat to the dock.

  2. Cruise ships and other boats filled the harbor.

  3. traveling by boat across the ocean



Origin and Etymology of boat

Middle English boot, from Old English bāt; akin to Old Norse beit boat


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Nautical Terms


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boat

verb

Simple Definition of boat

  • : to travel in a boat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boat

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place in or bring into a boat

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to go by boat

Examples of boat in a sentence

  1. We boated over to the island.

  2. <boated to the picnic site on an island in the bay>



1613

First Known Use of boat

1613

Other Nautical Terms



BOAT Defined for Kids

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boat

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noun \ˈbōt\

Definition of boat for Students

  1. 1 :  a small vessel driven on the water by oars, paddles, sails, or a motor

  2. 2 :  1ship 1




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boat

play
verb

Definition of boat for Students

boated

boating

  1. :  to use a boat

boater

noun




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