- to start (a computer) by loading and initializing the operating system (often followed by up).
- to start (a program) by loading the first few instructions, which will then bring in the rest (often followed by up).
Idioms about boot
- to die while actively engaged in one's work, profession, etc.
- to die fighting, especially in battle, or in some worthy cause.
Origin of boot1
Words nearby boot
Other definitions for boot (2 of 3)
- remedy; relief; help.
Other definitions for boot (3 of 3)
How to use boot in a sentence
Good thing your paracord laces do more than just hold your boots on your feet.This essential survival tool can save your life 10 different ways|By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
Practical and tasteful, with a simple embossed logo that lends it a graphic personality to boot, the affordable vegan-leather bags have become a widely sought status symbol.Telfar’s move to make its sought-after bag available to everyone was smart business|Marc Bain|August 21, 2020|Quartz
I took that trip, I put hiking boots on for the first time, and I saw my first wild animal.3-D Printed Statues in Central Park Shine a Light on Women Scientists - Facts So Romantic|Mary Ellen Hannibal|August 18, 2020|Nautilus
That’s not as big as what you’d get on most hiking boots, but they provide enough traction to keep you stable on your feet.
Embedding posts with visuals such as videos, infographics, and photos might mean additional advantages to boot.SEO on a shoestring budget: What small business owners can do to win|Ali Faagba|June 4, 2020|Search Engine Watch
With every stroke, her leather boot creaked under the weight of her leg.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Season three was the strongest one the series has produced yet, to boot.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rule is that every time a new writer enters the canon an old one has to get the boot.
He became as polarizing a figure as the war itself, court jester to Nixon and corporate shill to boot.
And he was less than a month from his third decade, to boot.
The Charmington boot and the Charmington Bouquet were very freely advertised.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
At last, some one came, a man, and his firm tread of boot-shod feet betokened a soldier.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Ellis's patent boot studs to save the sole, and the Euknemida, or concave-convex fastening springs, are the latest novelties.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
But her small boot heel did not make an indenture, not a mark upon the little glittering circlet.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Of course, an artificial mouthpiece has to be provided for our organ-pipe, but this is called the boot.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
British Dictionary definitions for boot (1 of 2)
- to die while still active
- to die in battle
- to kick a person, esp when he or she is already down
- to harass someone or aggravate a problem
- to finish off (something) with unnecessary brutality
- (often foll by out) to eject forcibly
- to dismiss from employment
Word Origin for boot
British Dictionary definitions for boot (2 of 2)
Word Origin for boot
Other Idioms and Phrases with boot
In addition to the idioms beginning with boot
- boot out
- boot up
- die with one's boots on
- get the ax (boot)
- kick (boot) out
- lick someone's boots
- pull oneself up (by the bootstraps)
- quake in one's boots
- to boot
- too big for one's breeches (boots)
- you can bet your ass (boots)
Also see undershoe.