English - Etymology
From Middle English boot, bot, boet, boyt (“boat”), from Old English bāt (“boat”), from Proto-Germanic *baitaz, *baitą (“boat, small ship”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (“to break, split”). Cognate with Old Norse beit (“boat”).
English - Pronunciation
English - Noun
A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational
cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
- Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, […]. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
- 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterII:
- (poker slang) A full house.
- A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.
- (chemistry) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
- (Australia, politics, informal) The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.
English - Verb
- (intransitive) To travel by boat.
- (transitive) To transport in a boat.
- (transitive) To place in a boat.
English - Anagrams
Finnish - Anagrams
Latin - Verb
Malay - Etymology
Malay - Alternative Forms
Malay - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /buat/
- Rhymes: -uat, -wat, -at
Malay - Verb
West Frisian - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /boət/