Definition of "boot" []

  • Protective footgear, as of leather or rubber, covering the foot and part or all of the leg. (noun)
  • A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An automobile trunk. (noun)
  • A kick. (noun)
  • Slang An unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Used with the. (noun)
  • A strong outer covering for the foot; shoe that extends above the ankle, often to the knee (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.

  • An enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc, usually at the rear (noun)
  • A protective covering over a mechanical device, such as a rubber sheath protecting a coupling joining two shafts (noun)
  • A rubber patch used to repair a puncture in a tyre (noun)
  • An instrument of torture used to crush the foot and lower leg (noun)
  • A protective covering for the lower leg of a horse (noun)
  • A kick (noun)
  • An ugly person (esp in the phrase old boot) (noun)
  • A navy or marine recruit, esp one in training (noun)
  • (esp in football) to kick (verb)
  • To equip with boots (verb)
  • To eject forcibly (verb)
  • To dismiss from employment (verb)
  • To start up the operating system of (a computer) or (of a computer) to begin operating (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "boot" in a sentence
  • "IV. iv.651 (360,7) [boot] that is, _something over and above_, or, as we now say, _something to boot_."
  • "BUT if Disk A is in the system, OSX will boot from Disk B as the ** boot** disk, but then it'll still make Disk A the ** root** disk, meaning if you do a df - k/, or diskutil info/, you will notice Disk A is mounted as "/"!"
  • "The entry in the menu letting you boot to one or the other is in c: \boot. ini."