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    1. boat
      IPA[bōt]
    2. n. noun

      • 1. a small vessel propelled on water by oars, sails, or an engine:

        a fishing boat a boat trip
      • 2. (in general use) a ship of any size.

      • 3. a serving dish in the shape of a boat:

        a gravy boat
    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: boat, plural noun: boats

      • n. noun

        rowing or sailing in boats as a sport or form of recreation.
      • noun

        a small vessel for travelling over water, propelled by oars, sails, or an engine:

        a vessel of any size, especially a large one.

      • noun

        rowing or sailing in boats as a sport or form of recreation.
      • n. noun

        a train scheduled to connect with the arrival or departure of a boat.
      • n. noun

        a type of wide neckline on a garment that passes just below the collarbone.
      • n. noun

        a German submarine used in World War I or World War II.
      • n. noun

        a boat used to transport maritime pilots to and from ships.
      • n. noun

        a small, highly maneuverable kayak.
      • plural

        refugees who have left a country by sea, in particular the Vietnamese who fled in small boats to Hong Kong, Australia, and elsewhere after the conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam in 1975.
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