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noun,plural booths [boothz, booths]. /buðz, buθs/.
  1. a stall, compartment, or light structure for the sale of goods or for display purposes, as at a market, exhibition, or fair.

  2. a small compartment or boxlike room for a specific use by one occupant: The customs officer came out of his booth as we drove up.There aren’t many telephone booths around anymore.

  1. a small, temporary structure used by voters at elections.

  2. a partly enclosed compartment or partitioned area, as in a restaurant or music store, equipped for a specific use by one or more persons.

  3. a temporary structure of any material, as boughs, canvas, or boards, used especially for shelter; shed.

Origin of booth

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English bōthe, from Old Norse būth (compare Old Danish bōth booth); cognate with German Bude

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Other definitions for Booth (2 of 2)

[ booth; British booth ]

  1. Bal·ling·ton [bal-ing-tuhn], /ˈbæl ɪŋ tən/, 1859–1940, founder of the Volunteers of America 1896 (son of William Booth).

  2. Edwin Thomas, 1833–93, U.S. actor (brother of John Wilkes Booth).

  1. Evangeline Co·ry [kawr-ee, kohr-ee], /ˈkɔr i, ˈkoʊr i/, 1865?–1950, general of the Salvation Army 1934–39 (daughter of William Booth).

  2. John Wilkes, 1838–65, U.S. actor: assassin of Abraham Lincoln (brother of Edwin Thomas Booth).

  3. Junius Brutus, 1796–1852, English actor (father of Edwin and John Booth).

  4. William "General Booth", 1829–1912, English religious leader: founder of the Salvation Army 1865.

  5. William Bram·well [bram-wel, -wuhl], /ˈbræmˌwɛl, -wəl/, 1856–1929, general of the Salvation Army (son of William Booth).

  6. a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for booth (1 of 2)


/ (buːð, buːθ) /

nounplural booths (buːðz)
  1. a stall for the display or sale of goods, esp a temporary one at a fair or market

  2. 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)

  1. two long high-backed benches with a long table between, used esp in bars and inexpensive restaurants

  2. (formerly) a temporary structure for shelter, dwelling, storage, etc

Origin of booth

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

British Dictionary definitions for Booth (2 of 2)


/ (buːð) /

  1. Edwin Thomas, son of Junius Brutus Booth. 1833–93, US actor

  2. John Wilkes, son of Junius Brutus Booth. 1838–65, US actor; assassin of Abraham Lincoln

  1. Junius Brutus (ˈdʒuːnɪəs ˈbruːtəs). 1796–1852, US actor, born in England

  2. William . 1829–1912, British religious leader; founder and first general of the Salvation Army (1878)

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