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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Admission is free, but attendees will have the opportunity to donate to the Jimmy Fund, which will have a booth onsite. Cindy Cantrell, BostonGlobe.com, "Wayland rallies around family waging cancer fight," 4 Sep. 2019 Each brewery will set up a booth at the field and two or three taps available, Farrell said. Alexandra Kukulka, chicagotribune.com, "Northbrook officials brew up new ‘Friday Night’ event," 3 Sep. 2019 There is duct work, orange lighting and creatures incorporated into the bar, which has just a half-dozen booths. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Disney Star Wars: Visitors cheer Oga’s Cantina at Galaxy’s Edge," 28 Aug. 2019 The con artists use door-to-door visits, telemarketing calls, Facebook ads, Craigslist and some even set up booths at public events to push supposedly free DNA testing kits. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Door-to-door thieves are using DNA tests to scam you," 15 Aug. 2019 Boca Pointe hosted a Volunteer Expo where different organizations set up booths to try to entice our members to help out in their particular worthwhile causes. Shelly Levine, sun-sentinel.com, "Keeping a promise to observe and help | Opinion," 15 Aug. 2019 Independence local groups also set up booths with information as well as refreshments and prizes. Laura Bednar, cleveland.com, "Independence ‘tees up’ to celebrate its 103 Home Days," 4 Aug. 2019 Fifteen educational and outreach groups will have booths with activities and information relating to fish and water. Author: Lauren Ellenbecker, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmonfest time: Headliners Jason Mraz, Ani DiFranco and Wookiefoot kick off annual music festival in Ninilchik," 1 Aug. 2019 Among the entertainment venues that will have booths are Top Golf, King’s Island, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, Miami Valley Gaming, and iFly. Cincinnati.com, "Regional business expo July 30 in West Chester," 26 July 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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