Booth
Booth Booth (b[=oo][th]), n. [OE. bothe; cf. Icel. b[=u][eth], Dan. & Sw. bod, MHG. buode, G. bude, baude; from the same root as AS. b[=u]an to dwell, E. boor, bower, be; cf. Bohem. bauda, Pol. buda, Russ. budka, Lith. buda, W. bwth, pl. bythod, Gael. buth, Ir. both.] 1. A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation. --Camden. [1913 Webster]

2. A covered stall or other temporary structure in a fair, or market, or at a polling place. [1913 Webster]

3. a partly enclosed area within a room for use of one or a small number of people, such as one in a restaurant having a table and seats, or one at an exhibition containing a display of products from one organization. [PJC]

4. a small structure designed for the use of one person performing a special activity; as, a telephone booth; a highway toll booth; a projection booth; a guard booth. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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