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Booth

 (bo͞oth)
Family of actors, including Junius Brutus (1796-1852), a British-born Shakespearean actor who in 1821 immigrated to the United States, and his sons Edwin Thomas (1833-1893), noted for his portrayal of Hamlet, and John Wilkes (1838-1865), the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln.

booth

 (bo͞oth)
n. pl. booths (bo͞othz, bo͞oths)
1.
a. A small, often enclosed compartment, usually accommodating only one person: a voting booth.
b. A small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others: a ticket booth.
2. A seating area in a restaurant with a table and seats whose high backs serve as partitions.
3. A small stall for the display and sale of goods.

[Middle English bothe, of Scandinavian origin; see bheuə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

booth

(buːð; buːθ)
n, pl booths (buːðz)
1. a stall for the display or sale of goods, esp a temporary one at a fair or market
2. a small enclosed or partially enclosed room or cubicle, such as one containing a telephone (telephone booth) or one in which a person casts his or her vote at an election (polling booth)
3. two long high-backed benches with a long table between, used esp in bars and inexpensive restaurants
4. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a temporary structure for shelter, dwelling, storage, etc
[C12: of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse buth, Swedish, Danish bod shop, stall; see bower1]

Booth

(buːð)
n
1. (Biography) Edwin Thomas, son of Junius Brutus Booth. 1833–93, US actor
2. (Biography) John Wilkes, son of Junius Brutus Booth. 1838–65, US actor; assassin of Abraham Lincoln
3. (Biography) Junius Brutus (ˈdʒuːnɪəs ˈbruːtəs). 1796–1852, US actor, born in England
4. (Biography) William. 1829–1912, British religious leader; founder and first general of the Salvation Army (1878)

booth

(buθ)

n., pl. booths (bo̅o̅tz, bo̅o̅ths).
1. a stall or light structure for the sale of goods or for display purposes, as at a market or exhibition.
2. a small compartment or boxlike room for a specific use by one occupant: a telephone booth; a voting booth.
3. a partly enclosed compartment or partitioned area, as in a restaurant, music store, etc.
4. any temporary structure, as of boughs, canvas, or boards; shed.
[1150–1200; Middle English bōthe < Old Norse būth]

Booth

(buθ; Brit. buð)

n.
1. Ballington, 1859–1940, founder of the Volunteers of America, 1896 (son of William Booth).
2. Evangeline Cory, 1865?–1950, general of the Salvation Army 1934–39 (daughter of William Booth).
3. John Wilkes, 1838–65, U.S. actor: assassin of Abraham Lincoln.
4. William ( “General Booth” ), 1829–1912, English religious leader: founder of the Salvation Army 1865.

booth

- First a temporary dwelling made of branches, material, etc.
See also related terms for temporary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.booth - a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benchesbooth - a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
2.booth - small area set off by walls for special usebooth - small area set off by walls for special use
closet - a small private room for study or prayer
confessional - a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
polling booth - a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
prompt box, prompter's box - a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
shower bath, shower stall - booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse - a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
voting booth - a booth in which a person can cast a private vote
3.booth - United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)Booth - United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865)
4.booth - a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
sales booth, stall, stand - a booth where articles are displayed for sale

booth

noun cubicle, cell, bay, chamber, niche, alcove, pigeonhole, cubbyhole, carrel In Darlington, queues form at some polling booths.
Translations
خَيْمَةٌكشك، كُشْك ، غُرفَة الهاتِف
boudabudkastánek
bodbokstelt
bódépiaci bódé
skÿli, klefiskÿli, tjald, bás
būdelėkabinakioskas
kabīnekiosksstends
búdka
govorilnicastojnica

booth

[buːð] N (at fair) → puesto m; (in restaurant) → reservado m; (phone, interpreter's, voting) → cabina f

booth

[ˈbuːθ] n
(at fair)baraque f (foraine)
(containing phone)cabine f
(also voting booth) → isoloir m

booth

n
(at fair) → (Markt)bude for -stand m; (at show) → (Messe)stand m
(= telephone booth)(offene) Zelle f; (= polling booth, in cinema, language laboratory) → Kabine f; (in restaurant) → Nische f, → Séparée nt (geh), → Separee nt (geh)

booth

[buːð] n (at fair) → bancarella, baraccone m (Telec) (voting booth) → cabina

booth

(buːð) , ((American) -θ) noun
1. a tent or stall, especially at a fair. the fortuneteller's booth.
2. a small compartment for a given purpose. a phone booth; a polling-booth.
References in classic literature ?
Gardener had gone to Omaha to hear Booth and Barrett, who were to play there next week, and that Mary Anderson was having a great success in `A Winter's Tale,' in London.
The paymaster sat in a little booth, with a pile of envelopes before him, and two policemen standing by.
It was the night afore the great race, when I found him on the heath, in a booth that I know'd on.
Cabs were sent for customers; and when one arrived, he was escorted over Oriental rugs to a gilded booth, draped with silken curtains.
From them his eye wandered toward Maid Marian's booth.
With their standard the Lyceum would have been a sort of second-rate booth, as some of the popular theatres in London are at present.
He made a cheerful thing, an echo of the platform before the booth of a country fair, even of a visit to the tomb of the pater patriae.
There's a Booth boat for Para next Wednesday week, and if the Professor and you can work it, I think we should take it--what?
Others had made the same attempt, and there was a household of Blenkers--an intense and voluble mother, and three blowsy daughters who imitated her--where one met Edwin Booth and Patti and William Winter, and the new Shakespearian actor George Rignold, and some of the magazine editors and musical and literary critics.
Wells lifted her on the point of his puissant pen, and placed her at the angle of view from which the life she was leading and the society to which she clung appeared in its true relation to real human needs and worthy social structure, he effected a conversion and a conviction of sin comparable to the most sensational feats of General Booth or Gypsy Smith.
In this booth were casks of ale, free to be broached by any of the archers who might wish to quench their thirst.
It was the staff officer who had turned him out of the booth at Grunth.