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Definition of Boot


  1. Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
  2. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.
  3. Profit; gain; advantage; use.
  4. To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
  5. To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
  6. A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
  7. An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
  8. A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
  9. A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
  10. An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
  11. The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.
  12. To put boots on, esp. for riding.
  13. To punish by kicking with a booted foot.
  14. To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
  15. Booty; spoil.

Boot Quotations

Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.
Darell Hammond

Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way.
William S. Burroughs

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
George Orwell

I am very much a person who appreciates perennial things. Things like a Lacoste shirt, a Clarks desert boot, Persol sunglasses and Vans shoes that have been the same forever. There are certain things that once you find it, you like it and it's done. I like Italian clothing, like suits from Battistoni and I have a shirt by Piero Albertelli.
Roman Coppola

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer
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Boot Translations

boot in Dutch is laars
boot in Finnish is saapas
boot in German is Stiefel, Start, booten
boot in Italian is portabagagli, stivale
boot in Portuguese is bota, carregador
boot in Spanish is iniciar, bota
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