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noun \ˈbüth, especially British ˈbüth\

Simple Definition of booth

  • : a partially enclosed area or a small and usually temporary building where things are sold or displayed or services are provided

  • : a small area that is enclosed in order to provide privacy for one person

  • : an enclosed area for some kinds of workers that provides shelter and keeps them separated from the public

Full Definition of booth

plural booths play \ˈbüthz, ˈbüths\

  1. 1 :  a temporary shelter for livestock or field workers

  2. 2 a :  a stall or stand (as at a fair) for the sale or exhibition of goods b (1) :  a small enclosure affording privacy for one person at a time <a telephone booth> <polling booths> (2) :  a small enclosure that isolates its occupant especially from patrons or customers <a ticket booth> (3) :  an isolated enclosure used in sound recording or in broadcasting <a radio booth> c :  a restaurant seating arrangement consisting of a table between two high-back benches

Examples of booth

  1. A local sheep farmer has a booth at the county fair and is selling wool yarn.

  2. We got hot dogs at one of the food booths.

  3. They sat at a booth next to the window.

Origin of booth

Middle English bothe, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse būth booth; akin to Old English būan to dwell — more at bower

First Known Use: 13th century

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biographical name \ˈbüth, chiefly British ˈbüth\

Definition of Booth

  1. family of Am. actors: Junius Brutus 1796–1852 b in England & his sons Edwin Thomas 1833–1893 & John Wilkes 1838–1865 assassin of Lincoln


biographical name

Definition of Booth

  1. William 1829–1912 Eng. founder of Salvation Army father of: William Bramwell 1856–1929 Salvation Army gen.; Ballington 1857–1940 founder of Volunteers of America; Evangeline Cory 1865–1950 Salvation Army gen.

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