\ 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


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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The lineup includes doggy contests (costume, longest tail feather, bone toss), games for the two-leggers (volleyball, corn hole) and a photo booth. Tatia Woldt, Dallas News, "Dog About Town: Take your pooch to a birthday party this weekend," 21 June 2019 After the race, there will be a light breakfast, a photo booth with free downloads and beer (for ages 21 and up) to celebrate the 15th year. Kathleen Christiansen,, "4th of July 5Ks and fun runs offer patriotic workouts, help charities," 17 June 2019 Our work has spurred reform through legislation, at the voting booth, and inside our nation’s most important institutions. Logan Jaffe, ProPublica, "How to Clean Up the “Hot Mess” That Is Chicago’s Ticketing and Debt Collection Practices — According to a City Task Force," 14 June 2019 The event will include New Orleans-style cuisine, drinks, local vendors, raffles, live music and a photo booth. Cathy Janek, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora woman works to provide bras to women in need," 11 June 2019 The only pitcher to record 200 wins and 150 saves in a career moved into the booth in 2010 and was immediately a hit. Jacob Feldman,, "As the Game Evolves, MLB Broadcaster John Smoltz Has Become a Topic of Debate," 7 June 2019 Contestant registration starts at 10 a.m. Food, refreshments, opportunity drawings, caricatures, Memoriesthatlast photo booth. Ramona Sentinel, "Our Town Calendar of Events: June 6-12," 5 June 2019 Multiple sources confirmed to | The Times-Picayune that Todd Graffagnini, the voice of the Tulane Green Wave since 2007, will join the Pelicans’ radio booth next season as the team’s new play-by-play man. Andrew Lopez,, "Todd Graffagnini set to be Pelicans’ new radio voice," 13 June 2019 Local businesses, agencies, and civic groups offered free craft activities, along with a scavenger hunt map that encouraged kids to visit all the booths to receive a prize at completion. Janice Steinhagen,, "Families Flock To Annual Youthtopia Festival," 10 June 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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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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