Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of BOOT

Pronunciation:  boot

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
  2. [n]  footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
  3. [n]  an instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and leg
  4. [n]  protective casing for something that resembles a leg
  5. [n]  compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools (`boot' is British usage)
  6. [n]  the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a rush!"; "he does it for kicks"
  7. [v]  cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer"
  8. [v]  kick; give a boot to

BOOT is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: automobile trunk, bang, bring up, charge, flush, iron boot, iron heel, kick, kick, kicking, luggage compartment, reboot, rush, thrill, trunk
 See Also: auto, automobile, blow, boot out, bootlace, bootleg, buskin, car, case, casing, chukka boot, combat boot, compartment, counter, cowboy boot, cowboy boots, desert boot, dropkick, drum out, excitement, exhilaration, expel, eyelet, footgear, footwear, gad, goal-kick, gum boot, half boot, hessian, Hessian boot, hip boot, hip boots, innersole, insole, instep, instrument of torture, jackboot, kick, kick out, machine, motorcar, oust, outsole, place kick, place-kicking, punt, punting, resuscitate, revive, riding boot, rubber boot, shell, ski boot, ski boots, spur, thigh boot, thigh boots, throw out, toecap, tongue, top boot, Wellington, Wellington boot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boot\ (b[=oo]t), n. [OE. bot, bote, advantage, amends,
    cure, AS. b[=o]t; akin to Icel. b[=o]t, Sw. bot, Dan. bod,
    Goth. b[=o]ta, D. boete, G. busse; prop., a making good or
    better, from the root of E. better, adj. [root]255.]
    1. Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings
             He gaf the sike man his boote.        --Chaucer.
             Thou art boot for many a bruise And healest many a
             wound.                                --Sir W.
             Next her Son, our soul's best boot.   --Wordsworth.
    2. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make
       up for the deficiency of value in one of the things
             I'll give you boot, I'll give you three for one.
    3. Profit; gain; advantage; use. [Obs.]
             Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot. --Shak.
    {To boot}, in addition; over and above; besides; as a
       compensation for the difference of value between things
             Helen, to change, would give an eye to boot. --Shak.
             A man's heaviness is refreshed long before he comes
             to drunkenness, for when he arrives thither he hath
             but changed his heaviness, and taken a crime to
             boot.                                 --Jer. Taylor.
  2. \Boot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Booted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed
       by it; as, what boots it?
             What booteth it to others that we wish them well,
             and do nothing for them?              --Hooker.
             What subdued To change like this a mind so far
             imbued With scorn of man, it little boots to know.
             What boots to us your victories?      --Southey.
    2. To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition. [Obs.]
             And I will boot thee with what gift beside Thy
             modesty can beg.                      --Shak.
  3. \Boot\, n. [OE. bote, OF. bote, F. botte, LL. botta; of
    uncertain origin.]
    1. A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg,
       ordinarily made of leather.
    2. An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to
       extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
             So he was put to the torture, which in Scotland they
             call the boots; for they put a pair of iron boots
             close on the leg, and drive wedges between them and
             the leg.                              --Bp. Burnet.
    3. A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode;
       also, a low outside place before and behind the body of
       the coach. [Obs.]
    4. A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned
    5. An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the
       driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
    6. (Plumbing) The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe
       where it passes through a roof.
    {Boot catcher}, the person at an inn whose business it was to
       pull off boots and clean them. [Obs.] --Swift.
    {Boot closer}, one who, or that which, sews the uppers of
    {Boot crimp}, a frame or device used by bootmakers for
       drawing and shaping the body of a boot.
    {Boot hook}, a hook with a handle, used for pulling on boots.
    {Boots and saddles} (Cavalry Tactics), the trumpet call which
       is the first signal for mounted drill.
    {Sly boots}. See {Slyboots}, in the Vocabulary.
  4. \Boot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Booted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To put boots on, esp. for riding.
             Coated and booted for it.             --B. Jonson.
    2. To punish by kicking with a booted foot. [U. S.]
  5. \Boot\, v. i.
    To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
  6. \Boot\, n.
    Booty; spoil. [Obs. or R.] --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

(from "bootstrap" or "to pull oneself up by one's bootstraps") To load and initialise the operating system on a computer.

See reboot, cold boot, warm boot, soft boot, hard boot, bootstrap, bootstrap loader.

[jargon file]

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of or dream that you are wearing boots, refers to the power in your movement and the boldness of your position. You are taking a firm stance.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abecedarian, additionally, alphabetarian, also, apprentice, articled clerk, as well, avail, bang, bed of Procrustes, beginner, besides, bloomer, blooper, blow, bluejacket, bobble, bonehead play, boner, bonnet, boob stunt, boo-boo, booting out, boots, bounce, break, breech, bump, bust, cadet, calcitration, can, cap, cashier, cashiering, catechumen, charge, chaussure, cloak, clodhoppers, coat, coif, colt, conge, conscript, debutant, defenestration, defrock, degrade, demote, deplume, deposal, depose, deprive, detrusion, disbar, discharge, disemploy, disemployment, dismiss, dismissal, displace, displacing, displume, draft, drafted man, draftee, drop a brick, drop kick, drop the ball, drum out, drumming out, duff, dumb trick, eject, ejection, ejectment, enlistee, enrollee, entrant, expel, expulsion, extrusion, fire, firing, fledgling, fluff, flush, fool mistake, footgear, footwear, foozle, forced separation, foul up, foul-up, freshman, frock, frogman, furlough, furloughing, give the ax, give the gate, gob, goof, gown, greenhorn, gunboats, hat, help, hood, horse marine, howler, ignoramus, in addition, inductee, initiate, into the bargain, iron heel, jacket, jettison, jollies, jolly, kick, kick upstairs, kicking, kicking downstairs, knee, lay off, layoff, let go, let out, levy, lift, louse up, louse-up, make redundant, mantle, marine, midshipman, midshipmite, moreover, muck up, muck-up, naval cadet, Naval Reservist, navy man, neophyte, novice, novitiate, obtrusion, ouster, ousting, pattens, pension off, pink slip, place kick, postulant, pratfall, probationer, probationist, Procrustean bed, profit, propel, pull a boner, punt, push, quiver, rack, raw recruit, read out of, recruit, rejection, release, removal, remove, replace, retire, retirement, rookie, Royal Marine, rush, rush of emotion, sabots, sack, scarpines, screamer, screw, screw up, screw-up, Seabee, selectee, sensation, separate forcibly, shirt, shiver, shoe, shoes, shove, shudder, sock, stocking, strip, superannuate, surge of emotion, surplus, surplusing, suspend, suspension, swabbie, tenderfoot, the ax, the boot, the bounce, the gate, the sack, thrill, throwing out, thumbscrew, ticket, tingle, tingling, titillation, to boot, too, trainee, tremor, tremor of excitement, turn off, turn out, tyro, unfrock, walking papers, wallop, wheel, wooden shoes