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Meet the cutest winter boot on the block!—Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 22 Nov. 2023 Winter-ready snow boots and a new pair of classic, straight-fit jeans are just a few items that will upgrade your cold-weather wardrobe this year.—Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 Days and weeks of rain also gave Angelenos the opportunity to actually use all those stylish rain boots ... and the rare chance to rejoice when the sun came out.—Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2023 My patent leather stiletto Western calf boots with a boot chain.—Nyla Stanford, Vogue, 22 Nov. 2023 The candle is a fan-favorite for a reason, with notes of crisp red apple, bright nectar, and warm cloves to boot.—Michelle Rostamian, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Nov. 2023 Vionic, a footwear brand that was previously an Oprah favorite, successfully combines both style and comfort with its shoe offerings, including boots, loafers, sneakers, mules, and flats.—Ali Faccenda, Travel + Leisure, 21 Nov. 2023 Plus, this flirty vegan leather mini is practically born to be blessed with some tights and knee-high boots.—Malia Griggs, Glamour, 21 Nov. 2023 For example, the boots are made with WeatherEdge waterproof fabric that will prevent moisture from getting into the boots.—Chadner Navarro, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Nov. 2023
Chloé Mallo Chelsea boots Pair a chelsea boot with your favorite denim and a cozy knit.—Porter Simmons, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 Johnson was Republicans’ fourth choice to replace Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who was booted from the speakership in October after passing bipartisan legislation to avert a government shutdown and extend spending laws until this month.—Marianna Sotomayor, Washington Post, 5 Nov. 2023 Grudge Match Epic’s lawsuit dates back to Fortnite getting booted from the Play store after a stunt in which the company tried to use its own billing tool instead of Google’s to sell in-app purchases.—Paresh Dave, WIRED, 1 Nov. 2023 Yes, Chaparral called for a fair catch after a punt, allowing Johnson to boot the field goal for the win with no pass rush.—Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2023 He was also booted from an arena football league for failing to meet its financial obligations as the owner of the Albany Empire.—Scott Thompson, Fox News, 16 Oct. 2023 Tate, for example, with most of his mainstream channels suspended, has a semi-exclusive presence there, and the same is true for conspiracist accounts like the X22 Report, which became a top performer on the site after getting booted from YouTube for peddling QAnon content.—Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2023 The Razorbacks couldn't manage to penetrate the 20, and Cam Little came on to boot a 39-yard field goal.—Tom Murphy, arkansasonline.com, 12 Nov. 2023 Others are able to boot up the device but don't have access to lock storage, which causes a huge amount of issues.—Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 7 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English bot, bote "advantage, good, relief, deliverance, redemption, amends, cure," Old English bōt "a making good, repair, relief, deliverance, remedy, improvement, atonement, penance, compensation," going back to Germanic *botō "improvement" — more at better entry 1
Though its Old and Middle English predecessors were common nouns with numerous senses, boot now occurs rarely outside of the idiom to boot. This phrase is attested in the sense "to the advantage (of someone)" in Middle English ("to youre bote") and hence was generalized to "as an extra thing, into the bargain" and then "in addition, moreover."
Middle English boten "to cure, relieve, add to equalize the value of things exchanged, be of use, avail," probably in part derivative of bot, bote "advantage, good, relief," in part going back to Old English botian "to recover from ill health, keep in repair," derivative of bōt "a making good, repair, relief" — more at boot entry 1
(senses 1-8) Middle English bote, bot, boot, borrowed from Anglo-French bote (also continental Old French bote, botte), of uncertain origin; (sense 9) noun derivative of boot entry 4, sense 5
The French word is traced to a putative Germanic base *butt- "blunt" in Französisches etymologisches Wörterbuch, along with a diverse group of phonetically similar words, but both the semantic and phonetic assumptions are questionable.
(senses 1-4) Middle English boten "to put boots on," derivative of bote, botboot entry 3; (sense 5) short for bootstrap in sense "to perform a bootstrap operation," derivative of bootstrap entry 2
: to get rid of or dismiss rudely—often used with out
was booted out of the office
: to load (a program) into a computer from a disk
: to start or make ready for use especially by booting a program
boot a computer
Old English bōt "remedy"
Middle English boot "a covering for the foot"
: 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
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.
obsolete or dialect boot compensation, from Old English bōt advantage, compensation