booth

noun
\ ˈbüth How to pronounce booth (audio) , especially British ˈbüt͟h\
plural booths\ ˈbüt͟hz How to pronounce booths (audio) , ˈbüths \

Definition of booth

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a temporary shelter for livestock or field workers
2a : 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 : an enclosed seating area (as in a restaurant) consisting typically of a table placed between two high-backed benches

Booth

biographical name (1)
\ ˈbüth How to pronounce Booth (audio) , chiefly British ˈbüt͟h\

Definition of Booth (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Booth

biographical name (2)

Definition of Booth (Entry 3 of 3)

William 1829–1912 English founder of Salvation Army father of: William Bramwell 1856–1929 Salvation Army general; Ballington 1857–1940 founder of Volunteers of America; Evangeline Cory 1865–1950 Salvation Army general

Examples of booth in a Sentence

Noun

A local sheep farmer has a booth at the county fair and is selling wool yarn. We got hot dogs at one of the food booths. They sat at a booth next to the window.
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Like Elizabeth Lail, who was cozied up in a booth, testing out some of the game sets of dominos, checkers, and tic-tac-toe. Mai Morsch, Vogue, "Edie Parker Hosted a Colorful Cocktail Party That Made Guests Forget All About the New York Slush," 13 Feb. 2019 The goal is to make the spending plans of the ultraliberals sound plausible enough to lure millennial voters off the couch and into the voting booth. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "High Tax Rates Aren’t Optimal," 8 Jan. 2019 Get cozy in a robin’s egg blue booth to enjoy guacamole and migas on retro dishware before browsing the next-door store’s charming array of goods emblazoned with the place’s slogan: ALL WAYS WELCOME. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat in Austin During SXSW," 9 Mar. 2019 In a booth around the corner was IrisVision, whose founders have created software for hardware that already exists: Samsung’s headsets for virtual reality gaming. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "A Vision Quest," 6 Mar. 2019 Some of her photo booth shots from the wedding surfaced as well. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Selena Gomez Was a Beautiful Maid of Honor at Her Best Friend's Wedding," 22 Feb. 2019 But, luckily for us, two of her closest girlfriends were determined to show the world just how cute their photo booth pictures were. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow Broke Jennifer Aniston's Birthday Party Social Media Ban," 11 Feb. 2019 We're tucked away in a back booth on the patio of the Polo Lounge. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Sarah Hyland Opens Up About Dialysis and Her Second Kidney Transplant," 10 Dec. 2018 Getting a million likes from sitting in the booths and posing like models. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook beats Twitter at fighting fake news, a new study found," 15 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of booth

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for booth

Noun

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

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booth

noun

English Language Learners 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

booth

noun
\ ˈbüth How to pronounce booth (audio) \
plural booths\ ˈbüt͟hz \

Kids Definition of booth

1 : partly enclosed area or small building used for a particular purpose a ticket booth
2 : table in a restaurant between two benches with high backs

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