\ ˈbüth How to pronounce booth (audio) , especially British ˈbüt͟h \
plural booths\ ˈbüt͟hz How to pronounce booth (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 Their bills want to expand voting rights by allowing more people to vote by mail, increasing early voting periods, loosening ID requirements and, generally, giving voters more access to the voting booth. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, "Ayala: Statehouses ready for fights over voting rights with bills pulling in opposite directions," 11 Feb. 2021 Sutton missed the 2019 season with a fractured left femur and did not return to the Braves’ broadcast booth. New York Times, "Don Sutton, Hall of Fame Right-Hander, Is Dead at 75," 19 Jan. 2021 Eventually, three women, all in flip-flops despite the cold, walked up to the auction booth to pay. Adam Iscoe, The New Yorker, "Looking for Gold at a Department of Finance Vehicle Auction," 18 Jan. 2021 The two other cases pending involve a man accused of setting fire to a guard booth across from the Justice Center and a man accused of vandalizing Colossal Cupcakes on Euclid Avenue near East 4th Street. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Most criminal charges stemming from May 30 riot in downtown Cleveland either dropped or drastically reduced," 27 Dec. 2020 Each was escorted by a nurse to a booth to receive their initial dose. James Marson, WSJ, "Fragile Covid-19 Vaccine Rolled Out in the U.K. Tests Global Supply Network," 9 Dec. 2020 Veteran NASCAR Cup Series driver Clint Bowyer is taking his aw-shucks, Midwest wit-and-wisdom to the Fox Sports TV booth next season, and who knows, maybe a future gig on Comedy Central. John Sturbin, Dallas News, "‘It’s more than just a number': Chase Briscoe promoted to NASCAR Cup Series, becomes heir to iconic No. 14," 22 Oct. 2020 Hang around for another season driving race cars, or make a jump to the television booth. Jenna Fryer,, "Clint Bowyer chooses long role in NASCAR over proper farewell tour," 17 Oct. 2020 Hamlet’s Vintage was founded in 2007 as a booth at flea markets and trade shows. Sarah Adams, Town & Country, "Where to Shop for Vintage Clothing in New York City," 13 Jan. 2021

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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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The first known use of booth was in the 13th century

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“Booth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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