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Definitions of boot

  1. 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"
  2. kick; give a boot to
  3. the act of delivering a blow with the foot; " he gave the ball a powerful kick"; " the team's kicking was excellent"
  4. footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
  5. protective casing for something that resembles a leg
  6. British term for the luggage compartment in a car
  7. 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"
  8. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.
  9. Profit; gain; advantage; use.
  10. To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
  11. A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
  12. An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
  13. A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
  14. A place for baggage at either end of an old- fashioned stagecoach.
  15. The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.
  16. To put boots on, esp. for riding.
  17. To punish by kicking with a booted foot.
  18. To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
  19. Booty; spoil.
  20. To profit; to advantage; to avail; - generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
  21. 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.
  22. To profit; to benefit; as, it boots me nothing; to put boots on; kick with the boot.
  23. 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.
  24. To put on boots.
  25. To profit or advantage.
  26. Advantage: profit.
  27. A covering for the foot and leg; profit; advantage.- to boot.
  28. To advantage; profit; avail.
  29. To put boots on; kick.
  30. A leather covering for the foot, or foot and leg.
  31. A carriage receptacle, for carrying parcels, etc.
  32. To profit; avail.
  33. Something over and above given in barter.
  34. Advantage; resource; help.
  35. 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.
  36. Profit; gain; advantage; that which is given to make the exchange equal. To boot, in addition to; over and above.
  37. To put boots on.
  38. To profit; to advantage.
  39. To profit; to do good; to enrich.
  40. Profit; gain; advantage.
  41. A covering for the foot and ankle, and sometimes part of the leg; a box for luggage in the fore part of a coach.
  42. To put on boots; to make ready for riding.
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Usage examples for boot

  1. I'll give you five dollars to boot." – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  2. Still looking for your boot? – The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. I'm living in yours- I mean I'm boot- boy now. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  12. The boot was emphatically not on that leg. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  13. 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
  14. In her hand was her purse and a boot- lace. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  15. " 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
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