1. [ noun ] (clothing) footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
Related terms: footwear riding_boot buskin ski_boot Hessian_boot hip_boot rubber_boot cowboy_boot spur toecap tongue counter instep insole bootleg outsole eyelet bootlace
2. [ noun ] compartment in an automobile that carries luggage or shopping or tools (`boot' is British usage)
Synonyms: trunk automobile_trunk luggage_compartment
Related terms: compartment car
3. [ noun ] British term for the luggage compartment in a car
Related terms: UK
4. [ noun ] the swift release of a store of affective force
Synonyms: thrill kick flush charge rush bang

"they got a great bang out of it" "what a boot!" "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin" "he does it for kicks"

Related terms: exhilaration exhilarate agitate
5. [ verb ] (computer science) cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
Synonyms: bring_up reboot

"boot your computer"

Related terms: resuscitate
6. [ noun ] an instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and leg
Synonyms: iron_heel iron_boot
Related terms: instrument_of_torture
7. [ noun ] protective casing for something that resembles a leg
Related terms: shell
8. [ verb ] kick; give a boot to
Related terms: kick oust kick
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29283
10. [ noun ] the act of delivering a blow with the foot
Synonyms: kick kicking

"he gave the ball a powerful kick" "the team's kicking was excellent"

Related terms: blow place_kick goal-kick dropkick goal-kick punt kick kick
Similar spelling:   Booth