\ 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 Haitian-Americans have tended to vote Democratic, while Cuban-Americans traditionally side with Republicans in the voting booth. Steven Lemongello,, 15 July 2021 The outsize impact a mayor has on the life of New Yorkers, and the likelihood of interacting with them directly, means firsthand experience can play a big role in the voting booth. New York Times, 21 June 2021 But the push to embrace broadening access to the voting booth isn't few and far between. Kendall Karson, ABC News, 9 Apr. 2021 Other speakers joined Isom in calling for action, with many saying that action needed to take place in the voting booth. al, 31 Mar. 2021 The Deltas run voter registration drives, battle for access to the voting booth, serve as poll workers and train women to run for office. Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2021 For many Wisconsinites, the voting booth was a kitchen table or couch. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3 Nov. 2020 No selfies of you with your ballot are allowed inside the voting booth or in your polling place. Mikhayla Dunaj, Detroit Free Press, 1 Nov. 2020 The dedicated party deck includes a DJ booth, AV system, smoke machine and a light show. Katie Campione,, 7 July 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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“Booth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 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 : 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

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