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boot

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noun \ˈbüt\

Definition of boot

  1. 1 archaic :  deliverance

  2. 2 :  something to equalize a trade

  3. 3 obsolete :  avail

to boot
  1. :  besides



Origin of boot

Middle English, from Old English bōt remedy — more at better


First Known Use: before 12th century


2

boot

verb

Definition of boot

archaic

  1. :  avail, profit



15th Century

First Known Use of boot

15th century


3

boot

noun

Definition of boot

  1. 1 :  a fitted covering (as of leather or rubber) for the foot and usually reaching above the ankle

  2. 2 :  an instrument of torture used to crush the leg and foot

  3. 3 :  something that resembles or is likened to a boot; especially :  an enclosing or protective casing or sheath (as for a rifle or over an electrical or mechanical connection)

  4. 4 :  a navy or marine corps recruit undergoing basic training

  5. 5 British :  an automobile trunk

  6. 6 a :  a kick with the foot b :  summary dismissal —used with the <gave him the boot> c :  momentary pleasure or enjoyment :  bang <got a big boot out of the joke>

  7. 7 :  a sheath enclosing the inflorescence

  8. 8 :  denver boot



Origin of boot

Middle English, from Anglo-French bote


First Known Use: 14th century


4

boot

verb

Definition of boot

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to put boots on

  3. 2 a :  kick b :  to eject or discharge summarily —often used with out <was booted out of office>

  4. 3 :  to make an error on (a grounder in baseball); broadly :  botch

  5. 4 :  to ride (a horse) in a race <booted home three winners>

  6. 5 [2bootstrap] a :  to load (a program) into a computer from a disk b :  to start or ready for use especially by booting a program <boot a computer> —often used with up

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to become loaded into a computer's memory from a disk <the program boots automatically>

  9. 2 :  to become ready for use especially by booting a program <the computer boots quickly> —often used with up

boot·able play \ˈbü-tə-bəl\ adjective


15th Century

First Known Use of boot

15th century


5

boot

noun

Definition of boot

archaic

  1. :  booty, plunder



Origin of boot

1boot


First Known Use: 1593




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