boot


1boot

noun \ˈbüt\

Definition of BOOT

1
archaic :  deliverance
2
:  something to equalize a trade
3
obsolete :  avail
to boot
:  besides

Origin of BOOT

Middle English, from Old English bōt remedy — more at better
First Known Use: before 12th century

2boot

verb

Definition of BOOT

archaic
:  avail, profit

First Known Use of BOOT

15th century

3boot

noun

Definition of BOOT

1
:  a fitted covering (as of leather or rubber) for the foot and usually reaching above the ankle
2
:  an instrument of torture used to crush the leg and foot
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
:  a navy or marine corps recruit undergoing basic training
5
British :  an automobile trunk
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
:  a sheath enclosing the inflorescence

Origin of BOOT

Middle English, from Anglo-French bote
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

4boot

verb

Definition of BOOT

transitive verb
1
:  to put boots on
2
a :  kick
b :  to eject or discharge summarily —often used with out <was booted out of office>
3
:  to make an error on (a grounder in baseball); broadly :  botch
4
:  to ride (a horse) in a race <booted home three winners>
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
intransitive verb
1
:  to become loaded into a computer's memory from a disk <the program boots automatically>
2
:  to become ready for use especially by booting a program <the computer boots quickly> —often used with up
boot·able \ˈbü-tə-bəl\ adjective

First Known Use of BOOT

15th century

5boot

noun

Definition of BOOT

archaic
:  booty, plunder

Origin of BOOT

1boot
First Known Use: 1593

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