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

Definition of booth

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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web That could be a review initiated by the booth and get that right. Mark Heim |, al, 17 Sep. 2022 The move is the latest attempt by the Modern Orthodox Jewish university to avoid giving the Y.U. Pride Alliance the same access to campus facilities as other clubs, including a classroom, bulletin boards and a club-fair booth. Derek Hawkins, Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2022 Additional features include a media broadcast booth, eight public locker rooms, six public bathrooms and one family restroom. Zac Bellman, Journal Sentinel, 17 Sep. 2022 The booth displayed copies of the Korean translation of my book about copy editing at The New Yorker. Mary Norris, The New Yorker, 15 Sep. 2022 Michaels, who joined the iconic Monday Night Football booth with Frank Gifford in 1986, isn’t a salesman. Jason Gay, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 Reds first baseman Joey Votto spent the second game of Tuesday's Reds-Pirates doubleheader in the Bally Sports Ohio broadcast booth, offering high praise during the 9th inning of teammate and relief pitcher Alexis Diaz. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 14 Sep. 2022 The group said that includes a classroom, bulletin boards and a club fair booth. Robert Barnes, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Sep. 2022 The Last Green Valley booth will give out their Explore booklet, which lists places to visit in eastern Connecticut along with Walktober calendars. Hartford Courant, 13 Sep. 2022 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for booth


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

Kids Definition of booth

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

Booth biographical name (1)

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

Definition of Booth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


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Definition of Booth (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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