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booted

[boo-tid] /ˈbu tɪd/
adjective
1.
equipped with or wearing boots.
2.
Ornithology. (of the tarsus of certain birds) covered with a continuous horny, bootlike sheath.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; boot1 + -ed3
Related forms
unbooted, adjective
well-booted, adjective

boot1

[boot] /but/
noun
1.
a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg.
2.
Chiefly British. any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle.
3.
an overshoe, especially one of rubber or other waterproof material.
4.
an instrument of torture for the leg, consisting of a kind of vise extending from the knee to the ankle, tightened around the leg by means of screws.
5.
any sheathlike protective covering:
a boot for a weak automobile tire.
6.
a protective covering for the foot and part of the leg of a horse.
7.
a protecting cover or apron for the driver's seat of an open vehicle.
8.
the receptacle or place into which the top of a convertible car fits when lowered.
9.
a cloth covering for this receptacle or place.
10.
British. the trunk of an automobile.
11.
a rubber covering for the connection between each spark-plug terminal and ignition cable in an automotive ignition system.
12.
Also called Denver boot. a metal device attached to the wheel of a parked car so that it cannot be driven away until a fine is paid or the owner reports to the police: used by police to catch scofflaws.
13.
U.S. Navy, Marines. a recruit.
14.
Music. the box that holds the reed in the reed pipe of an organ.
15.
a kick.
16.
Slang. a dismissal; discharge:
They gave him the boot for coming in late.
17.
Informal. a sensation of pleasure or amusement:
Watching that young skater win a gold medal gave me a real boot.
18.
Baseball. a fumble of a ball batted on the ground, usually to the infield.
19.
Computers. an act or instance of starting up a computer.
verb (used with object)
20.
to kick; drive by kicking:
The boy booted a tin can down the street.
21.
Football. to kick.
22.
Baseball. to fumble (a ground ball).
23.
to put boots on; equip or provide with boots.
24.
Also, bootstrap. Computers.
  1. Also, boot up. to start (a computer) by loading and initializing the operating system.
  2. to start (a program) by loading the first few instructions, which will then bring in the rest.
25.
Slang. to dismiss; discharge:
They booted him out of school for not studying.
26.
to attach a Denver boot to:
Police will boot any car with unpaid fines.
27.
to torture with the boot.
Idioms
28.
bet your boots, to be sure or certain:
You can bet your boots that I'll be there!
29.
die with one's boots on,
  1. to die while actively engaged in one's work, profession, etc.
  2. to die fighting, especially in battle, or in some worthy cause.
Also, especially British, die in one's boots.
30.
get a boot, Informal. to derive keen enjoyment:
I really got a boot out of his ridiculous stories.
Origin
1275-1325; Middle English bote < Anglo-French, Old French; of uncertain origin

boot2

[boot] /but/
noun
1.
Archaic. something given into the bargain.
2.
Obsolete.
  1. advantage.
  2. remedy; relief; help.
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
3.
Archaic. to be of profit, advantage, or avail (to):
It boots thee not to complain.
Idioms
4.
to boot, in addition; besides:
We received an extra week's pay to boot.
Origin
before 1000; Middle English bote, Old English bōt advantage; cognate with Dutch boete, German Busse, Old Norse bōt, Gothic bota; see bet, better1
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Examples for booted
  • He never finished his tomb-maybe he couldn't escape his old connections and was booted out of this prime burial site.
  • It booted up the natural cell's machinery and busily set to work making proteins and, ultimately, dividing and thriving.
  • But if those viewers live in a housing project for the homeless, that booze could get them booted back out to the street.
  • Usually, the matter can wait until the elected catch up or are booted out of office.
  • She had screamed, really screamed, about booted feet on her polished table.
  • She briefly joined and was then booted from the leadership.
  • It does not need to be upgraded or downloaded, accessed or booted, plugged into circuits or extracted from webs.
  • Qualified candidates were booted out of the program, for flimsy reasons of security.
  • Plugging the computers in again was easy enough, but the people in the office could not simply be re-booted.
  • Officers booted out by the army for their political views will be able to seek legal redress.
British Dictionary definitions for booted

booted

/ˈbuːtɪd/
adjective
1.
wearing boots
2.
(ornithol)
  1. (of birds) having an undivided tarsus covered with a horny sheath
  2. (of poultry) having a feathered tarsus

boot1

/buːt/
noun
1.
a strong outer covering for the foot; shoe that extends above the ankle, often to the knee See also chukka boot, top boot, Wellington boots, surgical boot
2.
an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc, usually at the rear US and Canadian name trunk
3.
a protective covering over a mechanical device, such as a rubber sheath protecting a coupling joining two shafts
4.
(US & Canadian) a rubber patch used to repair a puncture in a tyre
5.
an instrument of torture used to crush the foot and lower leg
6.
a protective covering for the lower leg of a horse
7.
a kick he gave the door a boot
8.
(Brit, slang) an ugly person (esp in the phrase old boot)
9.
(US, slang) a navy or marine recruit, esp one in training
10.
(computing) short for bootstrap (sense 4a)
11.
bet one's boots, to be certain you can bet your boots he'll come
12.
13.
die with one's boots on
  1. to die while still active
  2. to die in battle
14.
lick the boots of, to be servile, obsequious, or flattering towards
15.
(slang) put the boot in
  1. to kick a person, esp when he or she is already down
  2. to harass someone or aggravate a problem
  3. to finish off (something) with unnecessary brutality
16.
(slang) the boot, dismissal from employment; the sack
17.
the boot is on the other foot, the boot is on the other leg, the situation is or has now reversed
18.
too big for one's boots, self-important or conceited
verb
19.
(transitive) (esp in football) to kick
20.
(transitive) to equip with boots
21.
(transitive) (informal)
  1. (often foll by out) to eject forcibly
  2. to dismiss from employment
22.
Also boot up. to start up the operating system of (a computer) or (of a computer) to begin operating
See also boots
Word Origin
C14 bote, from Old French, of uncertain origin

boot2

/buːt/
verb (usually impersonal)
1.
(archaic) to be of advantage or use to (a person) what boots it to complain?
noun
2.
(obsolete) an advantage
3.
(dialect) something given in addition, esp to equalize an exchange a ten pound boot to settle the bargain
4.
to boot, as well; in addition it's cold and musty, and damp to boot
Word Origin
Old English bōt compensation; related to Old Norse bōt remedy, Gothic bōta, Old High German buoza improvement
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Word Origin and History for booted
boot
"footwear," early 14c., from O.Fr. bote "boot" (12c.), with corresponding words in Prov. and Sp., of unknown origin, perhaps from a Gmc. source. Originally for riding boots only. The verb meaning "kick" is Amer.Eng. 1877; that of "eject" is from 1880.
boot
"profit, use," O.E. bot "help, relief, advantage; atonement," lit. "a making better," from P.Gmc. *boto (see better). Cf. Ger. Buße "penance, atonement," Goth. botha "advantage." Now mostly in phrase to boot (O.E. to bote).
boot
"start up a computer," 1975, from bootstrap (n.), 1953, "fixed sequence of instructions to load the operating system of a computer," on notion of the first-loaded program pulling itself, and the rest, up by the bootstraps.
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Slang definitions & phrases for booted

booted

adjective

Intoxicated by narcotics; high, stoned (1900s+ Narcotics)


boot

noun
  1. : Give him a boot in the ass (1940s+)
  2. : Dark atoned for his boot by making a good play on Kiner's slow roller
  3. A thrill; surge of pleasure; bang, kick: I get a boot from boats (1930+)
  4. A recruit (1900+ Navy & Marine Corps)
  5. A black person (1950s+ Black)
  6. (also Denver boot) A metal locking device put on the wheels of a scofflaw's car to prevent driving (late 1960s+)
verb
  1. To kick, esp to give a hard kick: Let's boot a football around (1870s+)
  2. To discharge; eject; fire, sack (1880s+)
  3. (also boot away)To lose or waste by incompetence, inattention, etc; botch; bungle; blow: I booted three good chances (1950s+)
  4. To commit an error, esp in handling a ground ball (1900s+ Baseball)
  5. (also backtrack) To inject a narcotic gradually by pulling back and reinjecting blood again and again to increase the drug's effect: The technique, known as ''booting,'' is believed to prolong the drug's initial effect (1960s+ Narcotics)
  6. boot up (1980+ Computer)
Related Terms

hardboot, rubber boots, to boot


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