Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “boot”

boot

noun uk   /buːt/ us  

boot noun (SHOE)

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

boot noun (CAR)

B1 [C] UK (US trunk) a covered space at the back of a car, for storing things in

boot noun (END)

the boot [S] UK informal the situation in which your job is taken away from you, usually because you have done something wrong or badly: She got the boot for stealing money from the till. Williams has been given the boot from the team.

boot noun (KICK)

[C] informal a kick with the foot: He gave the ball a good boot.

boot noun (WHEEL)

[C] US (also Denver boot) a wheel clamp

boot

verb uk   /buːt/ us  

boot verb (KICK)

[T usually + adv/prep] informal to kick someone or something hard with the foot: They booted him in the head.

boot verb (COMPUTER)

[I or T] (also boot up) When a computer boots (up), it becomes ready for use by getting the necessary information into its memory, and when you boot (up) a computer, you cause it to do this.
(Definition of boot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of boot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “boot” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

light at the end of the tunnel

signs of improvement in a situation that has been bad for a long time, or signs that a long and difficult piece of work is almost finished

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More