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Boot - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Boot' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Boot [ n.]
- Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
- That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.
- Profit; gain; advantage; use.
- A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
- An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
- A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
- A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
- An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
- The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.
- Booty; spoil.
2 . Boot [ v. i.]
- To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
3 . Boot [ v. t.]
- To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
- To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
- To put boots on, esp. for riding.
- To punish by kicking with a booted foot.

Meaning of 'Boot' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . boot [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the swift release of a store of affective force
Example in sentence:
  • he does it for kicks;
  • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin;
  • they got a great bang out of it;
  • what a boot!
Meaning (2):
- the act of delivering a blow with the foot
Example in sentence:
  • he gave the ball a powerful kick;
  • the team's kicking was excellent
Meaning (3):
- compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools
Example in sentence:
  • he put his golf bag in the trunk
4 . boot [ v]
Meaning (4):
- cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
Example in sentence:
  • boot your computer