Definitions of boot

  1. compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools (` boot' is British usage)
  2. 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"
  3. kick; give a boot to
  4. the act of delivering a blow with the foot; " he gave the ball a powerful kick"; " the team's kicking was excellent"
  5. footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
  6. an instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and leg
  7. protective casing for something that resembles a leg
  8. cause to load ( an operating system) and start the initial processes; " boot your computer"
  9. British term for the luggage compartment in a car
  10. the swift release of a store of affective force; " they got a great bang out of it"; " what a boot!"; " he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; " he does it for kicks"
  11. Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
  12. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.
  13. Profit; gain; advantage; use.
  14. To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
  15. A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
  16. An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
  17. A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
  18. A place for baggage at either end of an old- fashioned stagecoach.
  19. An apron or cover ( of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
  20. The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.
  21. To put boots on, esp. for riding.
  22. To punish by kicking with a booted foot.
  23. To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
  24. Booty; spoil.
  25. To profit; to advantage; to avail; - generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
  26. A leather covering for the foot and the lower part of the leg; that which is thrown in to persuade one to make a bargain, or to make an exchange equal; as, I will exchange my house for yours and give you one hundred dollars to boot.
  27. To profit; to benefit; as, it boots me nothing; to put boots on; kick with the boot.
  28. A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg generally made of leather: an old instrument of torture for the legs: a box or receptacle in a coach: n. pl. the servant in a hotel that cleans the boots.
  29. To put on boots.
  30. To profit or advantage.
  31. Advantage: profit.
  32. A covering for the foot and leg; profit; advantage.- to boot.
  33. To advantage; profit; avail.
  34. To put boots on; kick.
  35. A leather covering for the foot, or foot and leg.
  36. A carriage receptacle, for carrying parcels, etc.
  37. To profit; avail.
  38. Something over and above given in barter.
  39. Advantage; resource; help.
  40. A solid covering for the leg, or part, generally of leather; a kind of rack for the leg, formerly used to torture criminals; a box or receptacle in the fore or hind part of a coach: an apron of leather to protect the riders in a chaise, gig, & c.; a leathern case in which to put a filled bottle, to guard against accident in corking.
  41. Profit; gain; advantage; that which is given to make the exchange equal. To boot, in addition to; over and above.
  42. To put boots on.
  43. To profit; to advantage.
  44. To profit; to do good; to enrich.
  45. Profit; gain; advantage.
  46. A covering for the foot and ankle, and sometimes part of the leg; a box for luggage in the fore part of a coach.
  47. To put on boots; to make ready for riding.

Antonyms for boot

employment, old hand, engagement, warhorse, vet, doyen, employ, summon, old-timer, stager.

Quotes of boot

  1. Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot -maker. – Mikhail Bakunin
  2. Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo- and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot and you can save a lot of money that way. – William S. Burroughs
  3. Have you heard about the Irishman who reversed into a car boot sale and sold the engine? – Frank Carson
  4. The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it, is the boot camp part. – R. Lee Ermey
  5. Boot Camp was great and very interesting. You got to use live rounds of ammunition and got to do a lot of crawling around with live rounds flying around you, so you really had to learn to keep your ass down- everything down for that matter. – Mel Gibson
  6. I got the boot once from Stanley Donen. The film was called The Little Prince. – Julie Harris
  7. People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. – Eric Hoffer
  8. I think it's a great thing to have failed in life and then pulled yourself up by the boot straps and actually done something, because then you appreciate it more. – Shirley Manson
  9. That was our first major tour and we got a chance to play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really, we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends. – Adam Rich
  10. I weighed 190 when I got to boot camp, I came out at 178. I ate only the beans and tomato sauce. – Tom Sizemore
  11. The absence of the heavy boot of Europe has preserved to these people the agile walk of the wild animal, while the general simplicity of their lives has given them many other points of physical perfection. – John Millington Synge
  12. I remember feeling that technology was like trying to draw with your foot. In a ski boot It was the most indirect way to work imaginable, but the potential had us all excited. I started in stop motion. – Chris Wedge
  13. It was kind of like songwriter's boot camp. You had to produce. You had to produce fast. You had to learn. – Cynthia Weil

Usage examples for boot

  1. She again leaned forward, and tried to take off the boot but the pain was too great, and she sank back, and put her hand up to her flushed face. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. There is my button on the suller door I cut it out of an old boot leg. – Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition by Marietta Holley
  3. She has no more heart than my boot and she will come to a bad end. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  4. This beach terminates in a smaller pattern of the celebrated Italian boot that looks equally ready to play at foot- ball with Sicily or to kick intruders out of the Mediterranean. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  5. My left boot had burst and, by the feel of it, there wasn't too much left of my right sole. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  6. " The boot comes up so high that it keeps the rain out, except from my face," said Mr. Gray. – Little Frankie on a Journey by Madeline Leslie
  7. Patsie, sitting on the boot rack, pulling on her shoes, made a round mouth and whistled. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  8. He was a fine rosy man, with grey moustache and pointed beard, and a thick head of hair, and he held in his hand his flat riding cap, and his whip with which from time to time he cut at his boot – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. He was a poor man, would perhaps always be a poor man, dependent upon the meager salary of a country clergyman; and he was the son of a convict to boot – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  10. In her hand was her purse and a boot lace. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  11. Now the boot was on the other leg, and Watts saw therein a chance for some fun. – The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. A minute later Adrian found himself in the street, towards which he had been helped by the kick of a heavy boot – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  13. A surge of brown and pink and cream, and a dozen rainbow tints flashed past her; a long boot brushed her saddle on the off side. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  14. I'll give you five dollars to boot – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  15. She felt not the least desire to confront her, and a strange man to boot besides, Mrs. Joy must not be kept waiting. – A Little Country Girl by Susan Coolidge
  16. The boot was emphatically not on that leg. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  17. I hear 'em say, Mr. Whut's- your- name, that you come from away up yander whar rocks is so plenty on the farms that in a hoss trade it would be big boot if a feller was to throw in a hankerchuf full of dirt. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  18. Still looking for your boot – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  19. There is a little monument in the garden over the shattered limb, and a part of the boot that covered it was seen in the house. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  20. I'm living in yours- I mean I'm boot boy now. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond

Rhymes for boot