Definition of "boat" []

  • A relatively small, usually open craft of a size that might be carried aboard a ship. (noun)
  • An inland vessel of any size. (noun)
  • A ship or submarine. (noun)
  • A dish shaped like a boat: a sauce boat. (noun)
  • To travel by boat. (verb-intransitive)
  • A small vessel propelled by oars, paddle, sails, or motor for travelling, transporting goods, etc, esp one that can be carried aboard a larger vessel (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A submarine (noun)
  • A container for gravy, sauce, etc (noun)
  • A small boat-shaped container for incense, used in some Christian churches (noun)
  • To travel or go in a boat, esp as a form of recreation (verb)
  • To transport or carry in a boat (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "boat" in a sentence
  • "Another boat with purse nets surrounds the “light boat” with nets and pulls in the catch."
  • "When John Fitch's boat stemmed the current of the Delaware, contending successfully with sail boats, it was called, in derision, the _scheme boat_."
  • "In the first example, William and Henry are represented as jointly owning a boat; in the second, each is represented as owning a separate boat -- _boat_ is understood after _William's_."