Booth

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

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for john wilkes booth (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for john wilkes booth (2 of 2)

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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