Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. boot
    IPA[bo͞ot]
  2. noun

    • 1. a sturdy item of footwear covering the foot, the ankle, and sometimes the leg below the knee:

      walking boots
      Synonym : gumboot, wellington, wader, walking boot, riding boot, field boot, jackboot, thigh boot, half-boot, ankle boot, pixie boot, Chelsea boot, balmoral, desert boot, moon boot, snow boot, galosh, overshoe, football boot, welly, bovver boot, beetle-crusher, Doc Martens, buskin, napoleon, top boot
    • 2. a covering to protect the lower part of a horse's leg.

    • 3. an instrument of torture encasing and crushing the foot.

    • 4. a clamp placed by the police on the wheel of an illegally parked vehicle to make it immobile.

    • 5. a hard kick:

      I got a boot in the stomach
      Synonym : kick, blow, knock
    • 6. an enclosed space at the back of a car for carrying luggage or other goods; a trunk.

    • 7. the process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation:

      a boot disk
    • 8. a navy or marine recruit.

    verb

    • 1. kick (something) hard in a specified direction:

      he ended up booting the ball into the stands
      Synonym : kick, punt, bunt, strike with the foot, tap, propel, drive, knock, send, blooter
    • 2. force someone to leave a vehicle unceremoniously:

      the driver booted two teenagers off the bus
    • 3. force someone to leave a place or job unceremoniously:

      she had been booted out of school
    • 4. start (a computer) and put it into a state of readiness for operation:

      the menu will be ready as soon as you boot up your computer the system won't boot from the original drive
      Synonym : start up, fire up, prepare, ready, make ready
    • 5. place a Denver boot on (an illegally parked car):

      once a car is booted, the owner must pay all fines plus a fee to have the boot removed
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: boot, plural noun: boots

    • v.: verb: boot, 3rd person present: boots, gerund or present participle: booting, past tense: booted, past participle: booted

    • noun

      a sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes also the lower leg:

      a covering to protect the lower part of a horse's leg.

    • verb

      kick (something) hard in a specified direction:

      force someone to leave a vehicle unceremoniously:

    • adjective

      wearing boots:

      (of a car) having a trunk of a specified type:

    • noun

      a hotel employee who cleans boots and shoes, carries luggage, and performs other menial tasks.
    • adjective

      wearing boots:

      (of a car) having a boot of a specified type:

    • noun

      a person employed in a hotel to clean boots and shoes, carry luggage, and perform other menial tasks.
    • noun

      a military training camp for new recruits, with strict discipline.

      a prison for youthful offenders, run on military lines.

    • adjective

      (of jeans or other trousers) flared very slightly below the knee, so as to be worn comfortably over boots.
  1. 12345103 results