- 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.
Origin of booth
- Bal·ling·ton [bal-ing-tuh n] /ˈbæl ɪŋ tən/, 1859–1940, founder of the Volunteers of America 1896 (son of William Booth).
- Edwin Thomas,1833–93, U.S. actor (brother of John Wilkes Booth).
- Evangeline Co·ry [kawr-ee, kohr-ee] /ˈkɔr i, ˈkoʊr i/, 1865?–1950, general of the Salvation Army 1934–39 (daughter of William Booth).
- John Wilkes,1838–65, U.S. actor: assassin of Abraham Lincoln (brother of Edwin Thomas Booth).
- Junius Brutus,1796–1852, English actor (father of Edwin and John Booth).
- WilliamGeneral Booth, 1829–1912, English religious leader: founder of the Salvation Army 1865.
- William Bram·well [bram-wel, -wuh l] /ˈbræmˌwɛl, -wəl/, 1856–1929, general of the Salvation Army (son of William Booth).
- a male given name.
Related Words for boothbox, counter, pew, hut, stall, corner, cubicle, berth, coop, repository, shed, nook, pen, hutch, stand, cubbyhole, compartment, dispensary, cote, carrel
Examples from the Web for booth
Contemporary Examples of booth
Visitors today can keep watch over the scene in the booth at the end of the bar that Capone and his cronies once occupied.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
“We have undercover security,” says Vincent Zurzolo, the suave man in the blue suit in booth 2630 of New York Comic Con.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con
October 14, 2014
Daft Punk amplified the crowd in a way that changed my life and they never even left the booth.DJ Steve Aoki: To Cake or Not To Cake
August 8, 2014
Once inside the school cafeteria, which served as an antechamber, each candidate had his own booth.The Bizarro World Of Iowa’s GOP Convention
June 23, 2014
On the first afternoon of the three-day confab, as guests are still strolling in, the booth already has attracted a crowd.Fear and Loathing at the Republican Leadership Conference
June 3, 2014
Historical Examples of booth
The loss of Booth was severely felt by the inhabitants in that settlement.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
The booth was decorated with some of his alleged masterpieces.A Zola Dictionary
J. G. Patterson
Just look at the Lepailleurs yonder, in front of that booth.Fruitfulness
She went quickly downstairs in the elevator, and repaired to a booth in the lobby.The Film of Fear
We said no, 'twas Booth Montague, and that he was waiting in the gents' parlor.Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
- 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
- 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)
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.