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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 and Etymology 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 and Etymology of boot

Middle English, from Anglo-French bote


First Known Use: 14th century


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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

bootable

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 and Etymology of boot

1boot


First Known Use: 1593



BOOT Defined for Kids

1

boot

play
noun \ˈbüt\

Definition of boot for Students

  1. :  a covering usually of leather or rubber for the foot and part of the leg




2

boot

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verb

Definition of boot for Students

booted

booting

  1. :  1kick 1




Law Dictionary

boot

noun

Legal Definition of boot

  1. :  additional money or property received to make up the difference in an exchange of business or investment property that is of like kind but unequal in value



Additional Notes on boot

Under Internal Revenue Code section 1031, no tax liability results from an exchange solely of like-kind property used in a business or trade or held for investment. If the exchange includes boot, however, under section 1245 the boot will be treated as ordinary income.

Origin and Etymology of boot

obsolete or dialect boot compensation, from Old English bōt advantage, compensation



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