booth

noun
\ ˈbüth , especially British ˈbüt͟h\
plural booths\ ˈbüt͟hz , 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 , 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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Pees, who turns 70 in September, spent the night of Nov. 18 in an Indianapolis hospital after having to leave the coaches’ booth at the beginning of what wound up a 38-10 loss. Teresa M. Walker, The Seattle Times, "New coordinator, same offense for Marcus Mariota and Titans," 5 Feb. 2019 What Stylists Actually Make Salons run on a few business models—most commonly commission-based and booth rentals (more on those later). Megan Mcintyre, Glamour, "What No One Tells You About Tipping at the Hair Salon," 12 Dec. 2018 The Crosstrek Hybrid was one of those interesting normal cars that was sort of subsumed by the glitz of the show (both in terms of cars and, at Subaru's own stand, a dog kissing booth). Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "Car Shows Used to Be Amazing—And They Might Be Again," 5 Dec. 2018 Taking to Instagram on Monday, Broadway star Kazee shared a snap of a photo booth strip, featuring the couple posing with different faces in each moment. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Here's Jenna Dewan and Steve Kazee Kissing in a Photo Booth for Her 38th Birthday," 4 Dec. 2018 The party begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Mind & Hand (5400 S. Pulaski Road) with a photo booth, drag queen performances and DJ Elock spinning live throughout the evening. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 28 June 2018 The festivities continue throughout the day until 8 p.m. There are games of chance, a dunking booth, food stands, and bingo- just to name a few things. Chuck Gait, Howard County Times, "Student heads to National History Day competition [Highland/Fulton]," 28 June 2018 Also, music, photo booth, temporary tattoos, prizes, more. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 The home to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates one of the biggest freshwater fish June 22-24 with arts and crafts booths, sidewalk sales, live music, kids games, a carnival, food and fishing contests. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Strawberry Festival, Cheese Curd Festival and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 17 June 2018

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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 \
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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