noun \ ˈbüth , especially British ˈbüt͟h \
|Updated on: 15 Aug 2018

Definition of booth

plural booths play \ˈbüt͟hz, ˈbüths\
1 : a temporary shelter for livestock or field workers
2 a : 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

  1. A local sheep farmer has a booth at the county fair and is selling wool yarn.

  2. We got hot dogs at one of the food booths.

  3. They sat at a booth next to the window.

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Origin and Etymology of booth

Middle English bothe, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse būth booth; akin to Old English būan to dwell — more at bower

Other Audio Recording Terms


biographical name \ ˈbüth , chiefly British ˈbüt͟h \

Definition of Booth

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

Definition of Booth

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

BOOTH Defined for English Language Learners


Definition of booth for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids


noun \ ˈbüth \

Definition of booth for Students

plural booths \ˈbüt͟hz\
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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