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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

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

Saturday Night Live is such a comedy boot camp in a way, because you get to work with so many different people who come in to host the show and you get thrown into so many situations and learn how to think on your feet, so filmmaking actually feels slow, in a good way.
Will Ferrell

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

We all want to be special, to stand out; there's nothing wrong with this. The irony is that every human being is special to start with, because we're unique to start with. But we then go through some sort of boot camp from the age of zero to about 18 where we learn everything we can about how not to be unique.
Karl Marlantes
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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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