boot: Meaning and Definition of
- a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg.
- any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle.
- an overshoe, esp. one of rubber or other waterproof material.
- an instrument of torture for the leg, consisting of a kind of vise extending from the knee to the ankle, tightened around the leg by means of screws.
- any sheathlike protective covering: a boot for a weak automobile tire.
- a protective covering for the foot and part of the leg of a horse.
- a protecting cover or apron for the driver's seat of an open vehicle.
- the receptacle or place into which the top of a convertible car fits when lowered.
- a cloth covering for this receptacle or place.
- the trunk of an automobile.
- a rubber covering for the connection between each spark-plug terminal and ignition cable in an automotive ignition system.
- Also calleda metal device attached to the wheel of a parked car so that it cannot be driven away until a fine is paid or the owner reports to the police: used by police to catch scofflaws.
- a recruit.
- the box that holds the reed in the reed pipe of an organ.
- a kick.
- a dismissal; discharge: They gave him the boot for coming in late.
- a sensation of pleasure or amusement: Watching that young skater win a gold medal gave me a real boot.
- a fumble of a ball batted on the ground, usually to the infield.
- to be sure or certain: You can bet your boots that I'll be there!
- to die while actively engaged in one's work, profession, etc.
- to die fighting, esp. in battle, or in some worthy cause. Also,esp. Brit.,die in one's boots.
- to derive keen enjoyment: I really got a boot out of his ridiculous stories.
- to kick; drive by kicking: The boy booted a tin can down the street.
- to kick.
- to fumble (a ground ball).
- to put boots on; equip or provide with boots.
- to start (a computer) by loading the operating system.
- to start (a program) by loading the first few instructions, which will then bring in the rest.
- to dismiss; discharge: They booted him out of school for not studying.
- to attach a Denver boot to: Police will boot any car with unpaid fines.
- to torture with the boot.
- something given into the bargain.
- remedy; relief; help.
- in addition; besides: We received an extra week's pay to boot.
- to be of profit, advantage, or avail (to): It boots thee not to complain.
— n. Archaic.
- booty; spoil; plunder.
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