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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Meanwhile, Tomaszewski and Chapple work in tandem in a front of house booth during the show. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Eric Prydz is going to DJ inside a giant glowing sphere — here’s how it was made," 9 July 2019 The next thing that catches one's attention is the distribution of the seating: The inside area is relatively small and devoid of booths and tables. al.com, "Coastal beer boom: New breweries opening soon in Mobile," 7 July 2019 There's a 13-seat bar and handful of booths and tables, plus spacious patio. Marc Bona, cleveland.com, "Rocky River Wine Bar: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 6 July 2019 Ashley tells stories about what her famous father is like outside of the booth and away from the ballpark. Cincinnati.com, "That's So Cincinnati: Being Marty's daughter, 2...," 3 July 2019 Notably, the arrangements of the booths don’t correlate to maps made by festival organizers. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Are Finding Woodstock Really Did Take On Life of Its Own," 27 June 2019 At Midtown Global Market’s Taco Cat, located in the Taste of the Midtown Global Market booth at the International Bazaar, east wall Grilled Sota Sandwich: Cinnamon nut butter and Minnesota blueberry marmalade served warm on Irish soda bread. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "Minnesota State Fair’s new foods include grits, lamb chops, duck wings and lots on a stick," 18 June 2019 Wallick is part of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, one of the sponsors and organizers of the blessings booth. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After 500 blessings were given at PrideFest Milwaukee last year, the Blessed at PrideFest booth was back," 10 June 2019 At one of the wine booths, Wendy Fachruddin gave out pours of red, white and rose wine. Jane Stueckemann, Houston Chronicle, "Wine & Food Week: H-E-B Wine Walk at Market Street draws large crowd for tastings, vino," 7 June 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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booth

noun

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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