- A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.
- A blow with the foot; a kick.
- (automotive) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.
- Please put the luggage in the boot, not on the seats.
- (computing) The starting or re-starting of a computing device.
- It took three boots, but I finally got the application installed.
- A flexible cover of rubber, plastic or similar to protect a shaft, lever, switch etc.
- (usually with "the"): Sacked, dismissed.
- I am sorry for your husband and children, but I have to give the boot, give you the boot.
- (computing) (colloquial) The act or process of removing somebody from a chat room.
- A bootleg recording
- A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.
- A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid.
- A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft's wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A wing boot.
- To kick.
- I booted the ball toward my teammate.
- To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering)
- (colloquial) To forcibly eject.
- We need to those troublemakers as soon as possible
- (slang) To vomit.
- Sorry, I didn't mean to all over your couch.
- (computing) To start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap. Refers specifically to a cold start, ie. at the time power is first turned on. To describe a restart (warm start) performed when the system is already running, use to reboot.
- (computing) (colloquial) 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 - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0072223642&id=le6jbnYNgQsC&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=irc+booted&sig=UXlM74njMYW6gz4uZwV1fZV8Bbc 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! - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0131423630&id=jpGCib8MIgsC&pg=PA173&lpg=PA173&dq=irc+booted&sig=1sCReq9FPBp4yk4WTyRi1YjkOPQ Page 173 - "Even flagrant violators of the TOS are not booted.
- 2002, Jobe Makar, Macromedia Flash Mx Game Design Demystified - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0201770210&id=sdfWzPrNx2gC&pg=PA544&lpg=PA544&dq=irc+booted&sig=jL_eLr6Zhij93XmBWu6lw2-ULkw Page 544 - "In Electroserver, the kick command disconnects a user totally from the server and gives him a message about why he was booted.
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