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Definition of 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 are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.
Anna Freud

I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is 'Delete.'
Elayne Boosler

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

I bear solemn witness to the fact that NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat.
Pierre Trudeau

I like to windsurf and ski, and most of all I love to ride horses. The wilder and faster the better! If I'm presented with a fast horse or a fast boat, I still get that shiver of excitement and I cannot resist. Luckily I never seem to have any accidents, and thank God for that.
Andrea Bocelli
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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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