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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Rock River Parks and Recreation Foundation and Rocky River Historical Society also had booths and shared information with visitors. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Shoppers find variety among merchants at Rocky River Fall Arts Festival," 16 Sep. 2019 Rihanna did right by her fans by putting her latest teddies and other lacy pieces immediately on sale at Amazon, and by setting up photo booths for her audience’s pleasure outside the Brooklyn stadium after the 40-minute show. Washington Post, "Big Sean, Halsey, Migos rock Rihanna’s lingerie fashion show," 11 Sep. 2019 The nonprofit group, made up of an assortment of food and drink professionals, launched a weekly Sunday demo booth at the market last week. Chuck Blount, ExpressNews.com, "Chef Cooperatives launches cooking demo booth at Pearl Farmers Market," 9 Sep. 2019 And now goats have a booth of their own at the Minnesota State Fair. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Today at the Fair: Friday, Aug. 30: MPR Day," 30 Aug. 2019 This year, the booths will open earlier on Friday at 11 a.m. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Everything you need to know about Oktoberfest Zinzinnati," 16 Sep. 2019 White tents that doubled as booths dotted the parking lot in front of the storefronts. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Shoppers find variety among merchants at Rocky River Fall Arts Festival," 16 Sep. 2019 This was the first time that a touchdown had been reversed after the booth called for a review with less than two minutes left in the half. Kalyn Kahler, SI.com, "Offensive Pass Interference Call Leaves Both Vikings and Packers Confused," 15 Sep. 2019 The review booth stopped the game with 26 seconds left to look at whether Thomas’ catch was long enough for a first down after he was initially marked just short and in bounds. Brett Martel, The Denver Post, "Wil Lutz’s 58-yard field goal lifts Saints over Texans," 9 Sep. 2019

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

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booth

noun
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

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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