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Definition of Boat

Boat

  1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.
  2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.
  3. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
  4. To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.
  5. To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.
  6. To go or row in a boat.

Boat Quotations

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
Mark Twain

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Warren Buffett

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring... 'How to Build a Boat.'
Steven Wright
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Boat Translations

boat in Dutch is boot, schuit
boat in Finnish is soutuvene
boat in French is canot, embarcation, bateau
boat in German is Boot, Boot, Schiff, Kahn
boat in Italian is barca, barchetta
boat in Latin is navis navis
boat in Portuguese is barco
boat in Spanish is barca, bote, barca, barco

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