dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


4 definitions found
 for booth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Booth \Booth\ (b[=oo][th]), n. [OE. bothe; cf. Icel. b[=u][eth],
     Dan. & Sw. bod, MHG. buode, G. bude, baude; from the same
     root as AS. b[=u]an to dwell, E. boor, bower, be; cf. Bohem.
     bauda, Pol. buda, Russ. budka, Lith. buda, W. bwth, pl.
     bythod, Gael. buth, Ir. both.]
     1. A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight
        materials, for temporary occupation. --Camden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A covered stall or other temporary structure in a fair, or
        market, or at a polling place.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. a partly enclosed area within a room for use of one or a
        small number of people, such as one in a restaurant having
        a table and seats, or one at an exhibition containing a
        display of products from one organization.
        [PJC]
  
     4. a small structure designed for the use of one person
        performing a special activity; as, a telephone booth; a
        highway toll booth; a projection booth; a guard booth.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  booth
      n 1: a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-
           backed benches
      2: small area set off by walls for special use [syn: booth,
         cubicle, stall, kiosk]
      3: United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln
         (1838-1865) [syn: Booth, John Wilkes Booth]
      4: a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "booth":
     Nissen hut, Quonset hut, box, cavity, cell, cellule, chamber,
     compartment, crib, crypt, cubicle, enclosed space, gatehouse, hold,
     hole, hollow, hut, hutch, kiosk, lean-to, manger, news kiosk,
     newsstand, outbuilding, outhouse, pavilion, pew, sentry box, shack,
     shanty, shed, stall, stand, tollbooth, tollhouse, vault
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Booth
     a hut made of the branches of a tree. In such tabernacles Jacob
     sojourned for a season at a place named from this circumstance
     Succoth (Gen. 33:17). Booths were erected also at the feast of
     Tabernacles (q.v.), Lev. 23:42, 43, which commemorated the abode
     of the Israelites in the wilderness.
     

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229