boat

[ boht ]
/ boʊt /

noun

verb (used without object)

to go in a boat: We boated down the Thames.

verb (used with object)

to transport in a boat: They boated us across the bay.
to remove (an oar) from the water and place athwartships.Compare ship1(def 10).

Idioms

Origin of boat

before 900; Middle English boot (noun), Old English bāt; cognate with Old Norse beit
Related formsboat·a·ble, adjectiveboat·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for boat

boat

/ (bəʊt) /

noun


verb

(intr) to travel or go in a boat, esp as a form of recreation
(tr) to transport or carry in a boat

Word Origin for boat

Old English bāt; related to Old Norse beit boat
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Idioms and Phrases with boat

boat

see burn one's bridges (boats); in the same boat; miss the boat; rock the boat.


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