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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

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

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

I want to reform the tax code so that it's simple, fair, and asks the wealthiest households to pay higher taxes on incomes over $250,000 - the same rate we had when Bill Clinton was president; the same rate we had when our economy created nearly 23 million new jobs, the biggest surplus in history, and a lot of millionaires to boot.
Barack Obama

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

Some people wear their heart up on their sleeve. I wear mine underneath my right pant leg, strapped to my boot.
Ani DiFranco
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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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