Crossword clues for boot
- An instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and leg
- To ___ (also)
- Word with camp or black
- Give the heave-ho
- Eject roughly
- Word with black or camp
- A Wellington or Napoleon
- Napoleon or Wellington
- Marine recruit
- Wading item
- Navy recruit
- English car trunk
- Kind of camp
- Type of camp
- ___ camp
- To ___ (besides)
- Start, as a computer
- Flub, as a grounder
- Start up
- Italy's shape
- Italy's outline
- Wellington, e.g.
- Part of firefighter attire
- Result of a parking violation ... as illustrated four times in this puzzle?
- Throw out unceremoniously
- Start up, in a way
- Diner option
- *Tool for removing heavy footwear
- Kick (out)
- The act of delivering a blow with the foot
- Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
- The swift release of a store of affective force
- Protective casing for something that resembles a leg
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Boot \Boot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Booted; p. pr. & vb. n. Booting.]
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?
What subdued To change like this a mind so far imbued With scorn of man, it little boots to know.
What boots to us your victories?
To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition. [Obs.]
And I will boot thee with what gift beside Thy modesty can beg.
Boot \Boot\ (b[=oo]t), n. [OE. bot, bote, advantage, amends, cure, AS. b[=o]t; akin to Icel. b[=o]t, Sw. bot, Dan. bod, Goth. b[=o]ta, D. boete, G. busse; prop., a making good or better, from the root of E. better, adj. [root]255.]
Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
He gaf the sike man his boote.
Thou art boot for many a bruise And healest many a wound.
--Sir W. Scott.
Next her Son, our soul's best boot.
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.
Profit; gain; advantage; use. [Obs.]
Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot.
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.
A man's heaviness is refreshed long before he comes to drunkenness, for when he arrives thither he hath but changed his heaviness, and taken a crime to boot.
Boot \Boot\, n. [OE. bote, OF. bote, F. botte, LL. botta; of uncertain origin.]
A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
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.
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.]
A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
(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.]
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.
Boot \Boot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Booted; p. pr. & vb. n. Booting.]
To put boots on, esp. for riding.
Coated and booted for it.
To punish by kicking with a booted foot. [U. S.]
Boot \Boot\, v. i. To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
Boot \Boot\, n.
Booty; spoil. [Obs. or R.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
footwear, early 14c., from Old French bote "boot" (12c.), with corresponding words in Provençal and Spanish, of unknown origin, perhaps from a Germanic source. Originally for riding boots only. An old Dorsetshire word for "half-boots" was skilty-boots [Halliwell, Wright].
"profit, use," Old English bot "help, relief, advantage; atonement," literally "a making better," from Proto-Germanic *boto (see better (adj.)). Compare German Buße "penance, atonement," Gothic botha "advantage." Now mostly in phrase to boot (Old English to bote).
"start up a computer," 1975, from bootstrap (v.), a 1958 derived verb from bootstrap (n.) in the computer sense.
"to kick," 1877, American English, from boot (n.1). Generalized sense of "eject, kick out" is from 1880. Related: Booted; booting.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg. 2 A blow with the foot; a kick. 3 (context construction English) A flexible cover of rubber or plastic, which may be preformed to a particular shape and used to protect a shaft, lever, switch, or opening from dust, dirt, moisture, etc. 4 A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot. 5 (context US English) A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp. 6 A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft’s wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A deicing boot. 7 (context obsolete English) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach. 8 (context archaic English) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach. 9 (context Australia British NZ automotive English) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car. 10 (context computing informal English) The act or process of removing somebody from a chat room. 11 (context British slang English) unattractive person, ugly woman 12 (context firearms English) A hard plastic case for a long firearm, typically moulded to the shape of the gun and intended for use in a vehicle. vb. 1 To kick. 2 To put boots on, especially for riding. 3 To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering). 4 (context informal English) To forcibly eject. 5 (context computing informal English) To disconnect forcibly; to eject from an online service, conversation, etc. 6 (context slang English) To vomit. Etymology 2
alt. 1 (context dated English) remedy, amends 2 (context uncountable English) profit, plunder 3 (context obsolete English) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged; compensation; recompense 4 (context obsolete English) Profit; gain; advantage; use. n. 1 (context dated English) remedy, amends 2 (context uncountable English) profit, plunder 3 (context obsolete English) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged; compensation; recompense 4 (context obsolete English) Profit; gain; advantage; use. vb. 1 (context transitive English) to profit, avail, benefit 2 To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition. Etymology 3
n. (context computing English) The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device. vb. (context computing English) To bootstrap; to start a system, e.g. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap. Etymology 4
n. A bootleg recording.
n. footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
British term for the luggage compartment in a car
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" [syn: bang, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick]
protective casing for something that resembles a leg
A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf. Some boots extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. Traditionally made of leather or rubber, modern boots are made from a variety of materials. Boots are worn both for their functionality – protecting the foot and leg from water, extreme cold, mud or hazards (e.g., work boots may protect wearers from chemicals or use a steel toe) or providing additional ankle support for strenuous activities with added traction requirements (e.g., hiking) – and for reasons of style and fashion.
In some cases, the wearing of boots may be required by laws or regulations, such as the regulations in some jurisdictions requiring workers on construction sites to wear steel-toed safety boots. Some uniforms include boots as the regulated footwear. Boots are recommended as well for motorcycle riders. High-top athletic shoes are generally not considered boots, even though they do cover the ankle, primarily due to the absence of a distinct heel. In Britain, the term may be used to refer to football (soccer) cleats.
The term boot refers to a family of instruments of torture and interrogation variously designed to cause crushing injuries to the foot and/or leg. The boot has taken many forms in various places and times. Common varieties include the Spanish boot (sometimes referred to as "scarpines") and the Malay boot. One type was made of four pieces of narrow wooden board nailed together. The boards were measured to fit the victim's leg. Once the leg was enclosed, wedges would be hammered between the boards, creating pressure. The pressure would be increased until the victim confessed or lost consciousness. Newer variants have included iron vises—sometimes armed with spikes—that squeezed feet and metal frames employed red-hot.
A boot is a type of footwear.
Boot or boots may also refer to:
A boot is a medical device worn during treatment and recovery of a variety of foot injuries. Along with orthopedic casts, leg braces, splints and orthotics, it is a form of immobilizing and weight bearing for injuries to the foot area.
Boot is both a Dutch and English metonymic occupational surname. In Dutch, boot sounds like and means boat and the name refers to a "boatman". In English the name refers to the maker or seller of boots.1
- Arnold Boot later Boate (1606-1653), Dutch physician, writer and Hebraist in Ireland
- Charles Boot (1874-1945), English businessman
- Cornelis Hendrik Boudewijn Boot (1813–1892), Dutch politician
- Eddie Boot (1915-1999), English footballer
- Elise Boot (born 1932), Dutch jurist and former politician
- Fred Boot (born 1965), Dutch theatre producer
- Geoffrey Boot, Manx air racer
- Gerard Boot later Boate (1604-1650), Dutch writer and physician in Ireland
- Harry Boot (1917-1983), English physicist
- Henri Frédéric Boot (1877–1963), Dutch painter and printmaker
- Henry Boot (1851–1931), English businessman and founder of Henry Boot PLC, father of Charles Boot
- Jaap Boot (1903-1986), Dutch track and field athlete
- Jesse Boot, 1st Baron Trent (1850–1931), English businessman
- Joe Boot (probably an alias), one of the last stagecoach robbers in the United States - see Pearl Hart
- John Boot, 2nd Baron Trent (1889-1956), English businessman and philanthropist, son of Jesse Boot
- Leonard Boot (1899-1937), English footballer
- Max Boot (born 1969), American author, consultant, editorialist, lecturer, and military historian
- Micky Boot (born c.1945), English footballer
- Oliver Boot, English stage and television actor
- Pat Boot (1914-1947), New Zealand athlete
- Ton Boot (born 1940), Dutch basketball coach and player
- Vitali Boot, German amateur boxer
- William Henry James Boot (1848–1918), English oil and watercolour artist, illustrator and author
- Dave Boots (born 1955), American college basketball coach
- George Boots (1874–1928), Welsh international rugby union forward
- Phil Boots, American politician
Boot is a build automation and dependency management tool written primarily in the Clojure programming language.
Boot was originally written by Micha Niskin and Alan Dipert as part of the Hoplon web framework. As of May 2015, Boot is developed and released independently of Hoplon. Boot is implemented as an executable entry point and a set of Clojure libraries that can be used to develop build processes programmatically. The spirit of Boot's design is captured by its tag line, "Builds are programs. Let's start treating them that way."
Build tasks supported natively by Boot include compiling Java, creating .jar files, and creating servlets. As a Clojure program, Boot can be extended on a per-project basis using the Clojure language. Boot's primary means of extension are tasks, or functions that take and return Filesets. A Fileset is a managed, immutable representation of the filesystem and classpath that can be synchronized to disk at any point during the build. Like Leiningen, Boot supports resolving and publishing Maven dependencies using the Aether library.
Boot also supports:
- In-process classloader isolation with pods
- Shebang scripts
Boot is featured in Appendix B of the book "Clojure for the Brave and True"
Usage examples of "boot".
I will now go and skin that troll who went so nigh to slay thee, and break up the carcase, if thou wilt promise to abide about the door of the house, and have thy sword and the spear ready to hand, and to don thine helm and hauberk to boot.
There were his irrigation boots and a spade for cutting water out of the Acequia del Monte into his back field, or into his apple and plum trees, or into his garden.
He also took off a cloak of fine material, in which he had dressed himself that day, and dressed the king in it, and sent for some colored boots, which he put on his feet, and he put a large silver ring on his finger, because he had heard that he had admired greatly a silver ornament worn by one of the sailors.
Boots, the whole thing should have fallen apart, because Boots is a poster child for gene-pool dilution, but Holovka had made an alliance with an Afghani warlord.
Pewt dident bring those close back in about 5 minits he wood go up and boot him down to our house and back agen and jest then Mister Purington came into the yard holding Pewt by the ear.
A group of officers had appeared there, their aiguillettes and epaulettes a dark gold in the wintry light, and in their midst were the chasseur in his red pelisse, and the civilian in his black coat and white boots.
But despite his acquittal the Latvian remained a dead Latvian and weighed on his mind like a ton of bricks, although he was said to have been a frail little man, afflicted with a stomach ailment to boot.
By right, as an old friend who had found the airman in the forest, Seryonka was walking solemnly in front of the stretcher, laboriously pulling his feet, encased in the huge felt boots left him by his father, out of the snow and sternly scolding the other white-toothed, grimy-faced, fantastically ragged boys.
First God Ait be-neath his boots, and he glared at the still-drugged trio of nurses.
And inside the trunk are mail leggings, cowl, mittens, boots, and a leather aketon for protection underneath.
Lucky for me I met up with someone my own size, Alec thought, inspecting the boots more closely.
Shaking his head, Alec slid the dagger into the pocket of his boot and grinned.
I had just finished wiggling into my boots and securing my vest when Alem handed me the flechette pistol.
When she was attired in a grey alpaca dress with a cape to match, a blue straw bonnet resting on her brown hair, and a pair of black buttoned boots on her feet, she went to the top drawer of the chest and took out the long envelope and looked at it.
Strand and Cockspur Street, Cabrillo pulled up next to the Ural and kicked at Amad with his boot.