- boothia peninsula,
- bootlace fungus,
- bootlace worm,
Origin of booting
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 booting
Regardless of when the booting may happen, the swap seems to be imminent.Lindsay Lohan, Jay Leno & More Celebrities’ Week in Hell (Photos)|Anna Klassen|March 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My own conclusion (1906, p. 72) was: "Booting is dominant, but usually imperfectly so."
This meant a booting from Riles, but London held a couple of hours respite with the Grant boys well worth the price.The Bail Jumper|Robert J. C. Stead
In my representatives of the first two groups, but particularly in the Dark Brahma, the amount of booting is variable.
- 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.