booth

[ booth ]
/ buθ /

noun, plural booths [booth z, booths] /buðz, buθs/.

a stall, compartment, or light structure for the sale of goods or for display purposes, as at a market, exhibition, or fair.
a small compartment or boxlike room for a specific use by one occupant: a telephone booth; a projection booth.
a small, temporary structure used by voters at elections.
a partly enclosed compartment or partitioned area, as in a restaurant or music store, equipped for a specific use by one or more persons.
a temporary structure of any material, as boughs, canvas, or boards, used especially for shelter; shed.

Nearby words

  1. boot-licker,
  2. bootblack,
  3. booted,
  4. bootee,
  5. bootery,
  6. booth, edwin,
  7. booth, evangeline cory,
  8. booth, john wilkes,
  9. booth, junius brutus,
  10. booth, william

Origin of booth

1150–1200; Middle English bōthe < Old Norse būth (compare Old Danish bōth booth); cognate with German Bude

Booth

[ booth; British booth ]
/ buθ; British buð /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for booth

booth

/ (buːð, buːθ) /

noun plural booths (buːðz)

a stall for the display or sale of goods, esp a temporary one at a fair or market
a small enclosed or partially enclosed room or cubicle, such as one containing a telephone (telephone booth) or one in which a person casts his or her vote at an election (polling booth)
two long high-backed benches with a long table between, used esp in bars and inexpensive restaurants
(formerly) a temporary structure for shelter, dwelling, storage, etc

Word Origin for booth

C12: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse buth, Swedish, Danish bod shop, stall; see bower 1

Booth

/ (buːð) /

noun

Edwin Thomas, son of Junius Brutus Booth. 1833–93, US actor
John Wilkes, son of Junius Brutus Booth. 1838–65, US actor; assassin of Abraham Lincoln
Junius Brutus (ˈdʒuːnɪəs ˈbruːtəs). 1796–1852, US actor, born in England
William . 1829–1912, British religious leader; founder and first general of the Salvation Army (1878)
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Word Origin and History for booth

booth

n.

mid-12c., from Old Danish boþ "temporary dwelling," from East Norse *boa "to dwell," from Proto-Germanic *bowan-, from PIE root *bheue- "to be, exist, grow" (see be). See also bound (adj.2). Cf. German Bude "booth, stall," Middle Dutch boode, Lithuanian butas "house," Old Irish both "hut," Bohemian bouda, Polish buda, some probably borrowed from East Norse, some formed from the PIE root.

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