\ 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


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


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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But there’s also speed, agility, elusiveness, length and the wiggle to make would-be tacklers miss in a phone booth. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Joe Burrow, Chase Young among the 10 college football players with rising NFL draft stock," 27 Nov. 2019 The post-race party will feature food, giveaways, a photo booth and a kids fun zone. Houston Chronicle, "Katy-area calendar for the week beginning Nov. 27," 27 Nov. 2019 Bilott sits in a booth and the O'Malleys bar is seen in the background. Briana Rice,, "Here are 7 times you'll see Cincinnati in Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo's 'Dark Waters'," 26 Nov. 2019 Barton designed the 9/11 Memorial Museum exhibits including a recording booth that lets people record their own memories of the terrorist attack and touch-screens that allow visitors to hear memories of those who died that day. Heather Knight,, "SF museum to explore our dark side: domestic violence, bullying, school shootings," 19 Nov. 2019 On his trips between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Bryant often visited the Bright Star, where Mr. Koikos reserved a private booth for the coach near the kitchen. Bob Carlton |, al, "Bright Star’s Jimmy Koikos dies," 16 Nov. 2019 There also will be food, entertainment, crafts and a photo booth. cleveland, "Kindness and warmth are part of World Kindness Day: Olmsted Dates and Data," 15 Nov. 2019 There also will be mini makeup services, a photo booth and a DJ. Doreen Christensen,, "Free $20 gift cards, mini makeovers at Sephora grand opening on Friday," 13 Nov. 2019 The nearly 3-minute preview begins with Rae’s Mae Morton and Stanfield’s Michael Block looking real cozy in a chic booth. Essence, "Issa Rae and LaKeith Stanfield Are Bringing Black Love To The Big Screen In New 'Photograph' Trailer," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of booth


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for booth


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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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How to pronounce Booth (audio)

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


\ 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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