Advice boat
Advice Ad*vice", n. [OE. avis, F. avis; ? + OF. vis, fr. L. visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See {Vision}, and cf. {Avise}, {Advise}.] 1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel. [1913 Webster]

We may give advice, but we can not give conduct. --Franklin. [1913 Webster]

2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

How shall I dote on her with more advice, That thus without advice begin to love her? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late advices from France; -- commonly in the plural. [1913 Webster]

Note: In commercial language, advice usually means information communicated by letter; -- used chiefly in reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter of advice. --McElrath. [1913 Webster]

4. (Crim. Law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act. --Wharton. [1913 Webster]

{Advice boat}, a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to reconnoiter; a dispatch boat.

{To take advice}. (a) To accept advice. (b) To consult with another or others. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition; exhortation; information; notice. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Advice boat — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advice-boat — adviceˈ boat noun (obsolete) A swift vessel employed in conveying despatches • • • Main Entry: ↑advice …   Useful english dictionary

  • advice boat — noun archaic : dispatch boat * * * a fast boat for conveying messages; dispatch boat. [1660 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • advice boat — a fast boat for conveying messages; dispatch boat. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • advice boat — noun A swift boat used to carry messages; a dispatch boat. Syn: adviso, aviso …   Wiktionary

  • advice boat — dispatch boat used to reconnoiter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Boat — (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boat hook — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boat rope — Boat Boat (b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Advice — Ad*vice , n. [OE. avis, F. avis; ? + OF. vis, fr. L. visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that vis meant that which has seemed best. See {Vision}, and cf. {Avise}, {Advise}.] 1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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