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Boot

Pronunciation: bŌt
n.1.Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
He gaf the sike man his boote.
- Chaucer.
Thou art boot for many a bruise
And healest many a wound.
- Sir W. Scott.
Next her Son, our soul's best boot.
- Wordsworth.
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.
I'll give you boot, I'll give you three for one.
- Shak.
3.Profit; gain; advantage; use.
Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot.
- Shak.
To boot
in addition; over and above; besides; as a compensation for the difference of value between things bartered.
Helen, to change, would give an eye to boot.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To profit; to advantage; to avail; - generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
[imp. & p. p. Booted; p. pr. & vb. n. Booting.]
2.To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
n.1.A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
2.An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
3.A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
4.A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
5.An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
6.(Plumbing) The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.
Boot catcher
the person at an inn whose business it was to pull off boots and clean them.
Boot closer
one who, or that which, sews the uppers of boots.
- Swift.
Boot crimp
a frame or device used by bootmakers for drawing and shaping the body of a boot.
Boot hook
a hook with a handle, used for pulling on boots.
Boots and saddles
(Cavalry Tactics) the trumpet call which is the first signal for mounted drill.
Sly boots
See Slyboots, in the Vocabulary.
v. t.1.To put boots on, esp. for riding.
[imp. & p. p. Booted; p. pr. & vb. n. Booting.]
Coated and booted for it.
- B. Jonson.
2.To punish by kicking with a booted foot.
v. i.1.To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
n.1.Booty; spoil.
Noun1.Bootboot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
2.boot - British term for the luggage compartment in a car
3.boot - the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"
Synonyms: thrill, kick, bang, rush, flush, charge
4.boot - protective casing for something that resembles a leg
5.boot - an instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and leg
Synonyms: iron boot, iron heel
6.boot - the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
Synonyms: kick, kicking
Verb1.boot - kick; give a boot to
2.boot - cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes; "boot your computer"
Synonyms: reboot, bring up
(operating system)boot - (from "bootstrap" or "to pull oneself up by one's bootstraps") To load and initialise the operating system on a computer.

See reboot, cold boot, warm boot, soft boot, hard boot, bootstrap, bootstrap loader.
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