Meaning of “boot” in the English Dictionary

"boot" in English

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uk /buːt/ us /buːt/

boot noun (SHOE)

A1 [ C ] a type of shoe that covers the whole foot and the lower part of the leg:

walking boots
riding boots

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uk /buːt/ us /buːt/

(Definition of “boot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boot" in American English

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bootnoun [ C ]

us /but/

boot noun [ C ] (SHOE)

a type of shoe that covers the foot and the lower leg:

work boots
cowboy boots

boot noun [ C ] (STORAGE SPACE)

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us /but/

boot verb (MAKE READY)

[ I/T ] to cause a computer or a computer program to become ready for use:

[ I ] Before you can do anything, you have to boot up.

boot verb (KICK)

[ T ] to kick something:

She booted the ball down the field.

(Definition of “boot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"boot" in Business English

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bootverb [ I or T ]

uk /buːt/ us also boot up

IT when a computer boots or is booted, it loads its operating system and starts working:

The PC should now boot from the CD-ROM drive and the installation will begin.
Boot up your computer and log onto your company's intranet.

(Definition of “boot” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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