To boot
Boot Boot (b[=oo]t), n. [OE. bot, bote, advantage, amends, cure, AS. b[=o]t; akin to Icel. b[=o]t, Sw. bot, Dan. bod, Goth. b[=o]ta, D. boete, G. busse; prop., a making good or better, from the root of E. better, adj. [root]255.] 1. Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief. [1913 Webster]

He gaf the sike man his boote. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Thou art boot for many a bruise And healest many a wound. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Next her Son, our soul's best boot. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged. [1913 Webster]

I'll give you boot, I'll give you three for one. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Profit; gain; advantage; use. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To boot}, in addition; over and above; besides; as a compensation for the difference of value between things bartered. [1913 Webster]

Helen, to change, would give an eye to boot. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A man's heaviness is refreshed long before he comes to drunkenness, for when he arrives thither he hath but changed his heaviness, and taken a crime to boot. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • to boot — {adv. phr.} In addition; besides; as something extra. * /He not only got fifty dollars, but they bought him dinner to boot./ Compare: FOR GOOD MEASURE, IN THE BARGAIN, THROW IN …   Dictionary of American idioms

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