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Boots, noun - etymology 1, definition 1

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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Singular
boot

Plural
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boot ({{{1}}})
  1. A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.
  2. A blow with the foot; a kick.
  3. A flexible cover of rubber, plastic or similar to protect a shaft, lever, switch etc.
  4. A bootleg recording.
  5. A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.
  6. (US) A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp.
  7. A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft’s wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A wing boot.
  8. (Australia, UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.
    Please put the luggage in the boot, not on the seats.
  9. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The act or process of removing somebody from a chat room.
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Verb

Infinitive
to boot

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
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Present participle
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to boot (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To kick.
    I booted the ball toward my teammate.
  2. To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering).
  3. (informal) To forcibly eject.
    We need to boot those troublemakers as soon as possible
  4. (slang) To vomit.
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to boot all over your couch.
  5. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To disconnect, to be involuntarily removed from an online conversation; can refer to an accidental glitch, or a purposeful action by others.
    I got booted from the chatroom., He booted me from the channel.
    • 2002, Dan Verton, The Hacker Diaries - Page 67
      As an IRC member with operator status, Swallow was able to manage who was allowed to remain in chat sessions and who got booted off the channel.
    • 2003, John C. Dvorak, Chris Pirillo, Online! - Page 173
      Even flagrant violators of the TOS are not booted.
    • 2002, Jobe Makar, Macromedia Flash Mx Game Design Demystified - Page 544
      In Electroserver, the kick command disconnects a user totally from the server and gives him a message about why he was booted.
Usage notes

The more common term for “to be ejected from a chatroom” etc. is kick.

Synonyms
  • (kick): kick
  • (disconnect from online conversation): kick
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Etymology 2

Shortening of bootstrap.

Noun

Singular
boot

Plural
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boot ({{{1}}})
  1. (computing) The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device.
    It took three boots, but I finally got the application installed.
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Verb

Infinitive
to boot

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to boot (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
    When arriving at the office, first thing I do is booting my machine.
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Etymology 3

Noun

Singular
boot

Plural
-

boot (-)
  1. Booty, spoil, plunder.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

boot m. and f. (plural boten, diminutive bootje)

  1. boat

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