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Meaning of BOAT

Pronunciation:  bowt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small vessel for travel on water
  2. [n]  a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
  3. [v]  ride in a boat on water

BOAT is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: gravy boat, sauceboat
 See Also: ark, barge, boat whistle, bumboat, canal boat, canoe, cutter, dish, ferry, ferryboat, fireboat, flatboat, gondola, guard boat, gunboat, hoy, junk, kayak, lighter, longboat, lugger, mackinaw, Mackinaw boat, mail boat, mailboat, motorboat, narrowboat, packet, packet boat, paddle, pilot boat, pinnace, police boat, powerboat, punt, ride, river boat, row, sail, scow, sea boat, sharpie, ship's boat, small boat, steamboat, surfboat, tender, towboat, tower, tug, tugboat, vessel, watercraft, yacht



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boat\, n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel.
    b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.]
    1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars
       or paddles, but often by a sail.
    Note: Different kinds of boats have different names; as,
          canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc.
    2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive
       of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet
       boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is
       sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest
       class; as, the Cunard boats.
    3. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in
       shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
    Note: Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination;
          as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or
          boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat
          keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat
          racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped.
    {Advice boat}. See under {Advice}.
    {Boat hook} (Naut.), an iron hook with a point on the back,
       fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log,
       etc. --Totten.
    {Boat rope}, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a
    {In the same boat}, in the same situation or predicament.
       [Colloq.] --F. W. Newman.
  2. \Boat\ (b[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boated}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Boating}.]
    1. To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.
    2. To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.
    {To boat the oars}. See under {Oar}.
  3. \Boat\, v. i.
    To go or row in a boat.
          I boated over, ran my craft aground.     --Tennyson.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in or see a boat means you ability to cope and express your emotions. Pay particular attention to the condition and state of the waters, whether is is calm or violent, clear or murky, etc. Are you "smooth sailing"? Alternatively, you may be ready to confront your unconscious and unknown aspects of yourself. Dreaming that you are trying to jump off a boat, suggests that you want to dive directly in and confront those difficult emotions and approach your problems head on.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: almadia, argosy, ark, auto, autocar, automobile, auxiliary, barge, bark, bottom, bucket, buggy, bus, buss, canoe, car, cargo boat, carry sail, cart, cat, catamaran, circumnavigate, coach, coast, cockle, cockleshell, cog, coracle, craft, crate, cross, cruise, cruiser, cutter, dinghy, dispatch boat, dray, drifter, dugout, ferry, ferryboat, fishing boat, float, funny, galley, gig, glider, go by ship, go on shipboard, go to sea, gondola, haul, heap, hooker, houseboat, hoy, hulk, hull, hydrofoil, hydroplane, jalopy, jolly, jolly boat, kayak, keel, knockabout, launch, leviathan, lifeboat, lighter, longboat, machine, mailer, make a passage, motor, motor vehicle, motorboat, motorcar, motorized vehicle, navigate, outboard, outrigger canoe, packet, pilot, pilot boat, pinnace, piragua, pirogue, ply, pontoon, post boat, pram, punt, racer, racing shell, raft, randan, row, rowboat, rowing boat, run, runabout, sail, sail round, sail the sea, sailboat, sampan, scooter, scow, scull, seafare, shallop, shell, ship, showboat, skiff, sled, sledge, small boat, sneakbox, speedboat, steam, steamboat, surfboat, take a voyage, towboat, traverse, trawlboat, trawler, trimaran, trow, truck, tub, tug, tugboat, van, vessel, voiture, voyage, wagon, wanigan, watercraft, whaleboat, whale-gig, wheelbarrow, wheels, wherry, wreck, yacht, yawl, yawl boat