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Definition of Boot

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Boot Boot, n. [OE. bote, OF. bote, F. botte, LL. botta; of uncertain origin.] 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. So he was put to the torture, which in Scotland they call the boots; for they put a pair of iron boots close on the leg, and drive wedges between them and the leg. --Bp. Burnet. 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. [Obs.] 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. [Obs.] --Swift. Boot closer, one who, or that which, sews the uppers of boots. 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.
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Boot Boot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Booted; p. pr. & vb. n. Booting.] 1. To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed by it; as, what boots it? What booteth it to others that we wish them well, and do nothing for them? --Hooker. What subdued To change like this a mind so far imbued With scorn of man, it little boots to know. --Byron. What boots to us your victories? --Southey. 2. To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition. [Obs.] And I will boot thee with what gift beside Thy modesty can beg. --Shak.
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Boot Boot, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Booted; p. pr. & vb. n. Booting.] 1. To put boots on, esp. for riding. Coated and booted for it. --B. Jonson. 2. To punish by kicking with a booted foot. [U. S.]
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Boot Boot, n. Booty; spoil. [Obs. or R.] --Shak.

Meaning of Boot from wikipedia

- A boot is a type of footwear. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the...
- In computing, booting is the process of starting a computer. It can be initiated by hardware such as a button press, or by a software command. After it...
- In Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems, the /boot/ directory holds files used in booting the operating system. The usage is standardized in the...
- Build–operate–transfer (BOT) or build–own–operate–transfer (BOOT) is a form of project delivery method, usually for large-scale infrastructure projects...
- Double boot (also known as cold double boot, double cold boot, double POST, power-on auto reboot, or fake boot) is a feature of the BIOS, and may occur...
- Das Boot (German pronunciation: [das ˈboːt], English: "The Boat") is a 1981 West German war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by...
- effort to address these concerns began in 1998 and was initially called Intel Boot Initiative. It was later renamed to Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)....
- The Arkansas–LSU football rivalry, also known as the Battle for the Golden Boot, is an American college football rivalry between the Razorbacks of the University...
- A boot sector is the sector of a persistent data storage device (e.g., hard disk, floppy disk, optical disc, etc.) which contains machine code to be loaded...
- The trench boot, sometimes known as the "Pershing boot," was an American combat boot used in the latter stages of World War I, made for the cold mud of...