- boot up,
- booth, edwin,
- booth, evangeline cory
Origin of booted
verb (used with object)
- 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).
verb (used without object)
Origin of boot1
- remedy; relief; help.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of boot2
Examples from the Web for booted
The group so extreme it got booted from al Qaeda controls huge swaths of territory.
Harry Hudson can pinpoint the exact minute he was booted out of the Garden of Eden.
If the cocker spaniel has to be booted out, then the cocker spaniel has to be booted out.
Will Rachel gain admission to Fantasy Island (i.e., upper-crust Singapore) or be booted off, or flee in revulsion?
One student, Leah Reis-Dennis, started an online petition on Change.org to get him booted off the show.
Bo Rayner's little, booted feet were tied together with one end of a lasso and the other end trailed off over the ground.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
Baron Balt Haer, wearing a colonel's uniform and flicking his swagger stick along his booted leg, stood in the doorway.Frigid Fracas|Dallas McCord Reynolds
Ricky sat down on the edge of the platform and dangled her booted feet.Ralestone Luck|Andre Norton
You know yourself that anybody who talks against the Northeastern is booted down and blacklisted.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
A spurred and booted rider, his swarthy face gray with dust, strode in, nodded to the group and called for whiskey.Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs
- (of birds) having an undivided tarsus covered with a horny sheath
- (of poultry) having a feathered tarsus
- 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
verb (usually impersonal)
Word Origin for boot
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.)). Cf. 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.
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.