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boat

 (bōt)
n.
1.
a. A relatively small, usually open craft of a size that might be carried aboard a ship.
b. An inland vessel of any size.
c. A ship or submarine.
2. A dish shaped like a boat: a sauce boat.
v. boat·ed, boat·ing, boats
v.intr.
1. To travel by boat.
2. To ride a boat for pleasure.
v.tr.
1. To transport by boat.
2. To place in a boat.
Idiom:
in the same boat
In the same situation as another or others.

[Middle English bot, from Old English bāt; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

boat

(bəʊt)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a small vessel propelled by oars, paddle, sails, or motor for travelling, transporting goods, etc, esp one that can be carried aboard a larger vessel
2. (Nautical Terms) (not in technical use) another word for ship
3. (Military) navy a submarine
4. a container for gravy, sauce, etc
5. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a small boat-shaped container for incense, used in some Christian churches
6. in the same boat sharing the same problems
7. burn one's boats See burn119
8. miss the boat to lose an opportunity
9. push the boat out informal Brit to celebrate, esp lavishly and expensively
10. rock the boat informal to cause a disturbance in the existing situation
vb
11. (intr) to travel or go in a boat, esp as a form of recreation
12. (tr) to transport or carry in a boat
[Old English bāt; related to Old Norse beit boat]

boat

(boʊt)
n.
1. a vessel for transport by water, propelled by rowing, sails, or a motor.
2. a small ship, generally for specialized use: a fishing boat.
3. a boat-shaped serving dish: a gravy boat.
v.i.
4. to go in a boat.
v.t.
5. to transport or place in a boat.
Idioms:
in the same boat, in similar difficult circumstances.
[before 900; Middle English boot, Old English bāt; c. Old Norse beit]
boat′a•ble, adj.

boat

ship
1. 'boat'

A boat is a small vessel for travelling on water, especially one that carries only a few people.

John took me down the river in the old boat.
...a fishing boat.
2. 'ship'

A larger vessel is usually referred to as a ship.

The ship was due to sail the following morning.

However, in conversation large passenger ships which travel short distances are sometimes called boats.

She was getting off at Hamburg to take the boat to Stockholm.

Be Careful!
When you are describing the way in which someone travels, you do not say that they travel 'by the boat' or 'by the ship'. You say that they travel by boat or by ship.

We are going by boat.
They were sent home by ship.

boat


Past participle: boated
Gerund: boating

Imperative
boat
boat
Present
I boat
you boat
he/she/it boats
we boat
you boat
they boat
Preterite
I boated
you boated
he/she/it boated
we boated
you boated
they boated
Present Continuous
I am boating
you are boating
he/she/it is boating
we are boating
you are boating
they are boating
Present Perfect
I have boated
you have boated
he/she/it has boated
we have boated
you have boated
they have boated
Past Continuous
I was boating
you were boating
he/she/it was boating
we were boating
you were boating
they were boating
Past Perfect
I had boated
you had boated
he/she/it had boated
we had boated
you had boated
they had boated
Future
I will boat
you will boat
he/she/it will boat
we will boat
you will boat
they will boat
Future Perfect
I will have boated
you will have boated
he/she/it will have boated
we will have boated
you will have boated
they will have boated
Future Continuous
I will be boating
you will be boating
he/she/it will be boating
we will be boating
you will be boating
they will be boating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been boating
you have been boating
he/she/it has been boating
we have been boating
you have been boating
they have been boating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been boating
you will have been boating
he/she/it will have been boating
we will have been boating
you will have been boating
they will have been boating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been boating
you had been boating
he/she/it had been boating
we had been boating
you had been boating
they had been boating
Conditional
I would boat
you would boat
he/she/it would boat
we would boat
you would boat
they would boat
Past Conditional
I would have boated
you would have boated
he/she/it would have boated
we would have boated
you would have boated
they would have boated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boat - a small vessel for travel on waterboat - a small vessel for travel on water  
ark - a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood
barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
boat whistle - a whistle on a boat that is sounded as a warning
bumboat - a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor
canal boat, narrow boat, narrowboat - a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals
ferry, ferryboat - a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
fireboat - a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront
gondola - long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling; traditionally used on canals of Venice
guard boat - a boat that is on guard duty (as in a harbor) around a fleet of warships
gunboat - a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols
junk - any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
longboat - the largest boat carried by a merchant sailing vessel
lugger - small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails
Mackinaw boat, mackinaw - a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes
mail boat, mailboat, packet boat, packet - a boat for carrying mail
mooring line, mooring - (nautical) a line that holds an object (especially a boat) in place
motorboat, powerboat - a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
painter - a line that is attached to the bow of a boat and used for tying up (as when docking or towing)
pilot boat - a boat to carry pilots to and from large ships
police boat - a boat used by harbor police
pontoon - (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
punt - an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
river boat - a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
scow - any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping ends
sea boat - a boat that is seaworthy; that is adapted to the open seas
small boat - a boat that is small
steamboat - a boat propelled by a steam engine
surfboat - a boat that can be launched or landed in heavy surf
pinnace, ship's boat, cutter, tender - a boat for communication between ship and shore
towboat, tugboat, tug, tower - a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
sculler - someone who sculls (moves a long oar pivoted on the back of the boat to propel the boat forward)
wear round, tack - turn into the wind; "The sailors decided to tack the boat"; "The boat tacked"
scull - propel with sculls; "scull the boat"
2.boat - a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauceboat - a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
argyle, argyll - a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm
dish - a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food; "we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present"
Verb1.boat - ride in a boat on water
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
motorboat - ride in a motorboat
yacht - travel in a yacht
sail - travel on water propelled by wind; "I love sailing, especially on the open sea"; "the ship sails on"
row - propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"
canoe - travel by canoe; "canoe along the canal"
kayak - travel in a small canoe; "we kayaked down the river"
paddle - propel with a paddle; "paddle your own canoe"
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"

boat

noun vessel, ship, craft, barge (informal), watercraft, barque (poetic) One of the best ways to see the area is in a small boat.
in the same boat in the same situation, alike, even, together, equal, on a par, on equal or even terms, on the same or equal footing The police and I were in the same boat.
miss the boat miss your chance or opportunity, miss out, be too late, lose out, blow your chance (informal) Big name companies have missed the boat.
push the boat out celebrate, party, large it (Brit. slang), have a fling, go the whole hog (informal), go on a bender (informal), put the flags out, kill the fatted calf, go on a beano (Brit. slang) I earn enough to push the boat out now and again.
rock the boat cause trouble, protest, object, dissent, make waves (informal), throw a spanner in the works, upset the apple cart I said I didn't want to rock the boat in any way.

Boats and ships

airboat, aircraft carrier, auxiliary, banker, barge, barque, barquentine or barquantine, bateau, bathyscaph, bathyscaphe, or bathyscape, battlecruiser, battleship, Bermuda rig, boatel, brigantine, bulk carrier, bumboat, cabin cruiser, canal boat, canoe, caravel or carvel, carrack, catamaran, catboat, caïque, clipper, coble, cockboat or cockleboat, cockleshell, coracle, corvette, crabber, cruiser, cutter, destroyer, destroyer escort, dhow, dinghy, dogger, dory, dreadnought or dreadnaught, dredger, drifter, dromond or dromon, E-boat, factory ship, faltboat, felucca, ferry, fireboat, fishing boat, flatboat, flotel or floatel, flyboat, fore-and-after, foyboat, freighter, frigate, galleas, galleon, galley, gig, gondola, gunboat, hooker, houseboat, hoy, hydrofoil, hydroplane, icebreaker, ice yacht or scooter, Indiaman, ironclad, jet-boat, jolly boat, junk, kayak, keelboat, ketch, laker, landing craft, lapstrake or lapstreak, launch, lifeboat, lightship, liner, longboat, longship, lugger, man-of-war or man o' war, maxi, merchantman, minehunter, minelayer, minesweeper, monitor, monohull, motorboat, MTB (motor torpedo boat), multihull, MY or motor yacht, narrow boat, nuggar, outboard, outrigger, oysterman, packet boat, paddle steamer, pink, pocket battleship, polacre or polacca, powerboat, proa or prau, PT boat, púcán, punt, quinquereme, raft, randan, revenue cutter, rowboat, rowing boat, sailing boat or (U.S. & Canad.) sailboat, scow, schooner, scull, sealer, shallop, shell, ship of the line, sidewheeler, skiff, skipjack, sloop, square-rigger, steamboat, steamer, steamship, stern-wheeler, submarine, supertanker, surfboat, swamp boat, tall ship, tanker, tartan, tender, threedecker, torpedo boat, torpedo-boat destroyer, towboat, trawler, trimaran, trireme, troopship, tub, tug or tugboat, U-boat, umiak or oomiak, vaporetto, vedette, VJ (vaucluse junior), warship, weathership, whaler, wherry, windjammer, xebec, zebec, or zebeck, yacht, yawl
Translations
سَفينَهصحِن شبيه الزَّوْرَق: شَخْتورقارب، قارِب، زَوْرَق، مَرْكَبمَرْكَبيتنزه يَتَنَزَّه في زَوْرَق
лодка
loďčlunloďkaomáčníkprojíždět se/jet na loďce
bådfartøjsejleskibsovseskål
vene
brodčamac
csónakcsónakázikmártásos csésze
perahu
bátursigla, róaskálskip
ボート
navis
greitaeigis motorlaivislaivaslaivo formos indasplaukiotitame pačiame vežime
laivatrauksbraukt ar laivukuģis
člnmisa na omáčkuplaviť sa na loďke
čolnladjabarka
båt
เรือ
kayıksandalsandalla gezmekteknevapur
thuyền

boat

[bəʊt]
A. N (gen) → barco m; (= large ship) → buque m, navío m; (small) → barca f; (= rowing boat) → barca f, bote m (de remo); (= racing eight, ship's boat) → bote m
to go by boatir en barco
to launch or lower the boatsbotar los botes al agua
to burn one's boatsquemar las naves
to miss the boatperder el tren
to push the boat outtirar la casa por la ventana
to rock the boathacer olas
we're all in the same boatestamos todos en la misma situación
B. CPD boat deck Ncubierta f de botes
boat hook Nbichero m
boat people NPL refugiados que huyen en barco
boat race Nregata f
the Boat Race (Brit) carrera anual de remo entre Oxford y Cambridge
boat train Ntren m que enlaza con el barco

boat

[ˈbəʊt] n (gen)bateau m
to go by boat (rowing, sailing boat)aller en bateau; (ferry)prendre le bateau
to be in the same boat (fig)être logé(e) à la même enseigne
to be in the same boat as sb (fig)être logé(e) à la même enseigne que qn
to rock the boat (fig)faire des histoires
to miss the boat (fig)rater le coche
to push the boat out (fig) (British)faire les choses en grand
(= small boat) → embarcation f
(= rowing-boat) → barque f, canot m
(= sailing-boat) → voilier m

boat

n
(= small vessel)Boot nt; (wooden: on lake, river etc also) → Kahn m; (seagoing: = passenger boat) → Schiff nt; (= pleasure steamer etc)Dampfer m; by boatmit dem Schiff; to miss the boat (fig inf)den Anschluss verpassen; to push the boat out (fig inf: = celebrate) → auf den Putz hauen (inf); we’re all in the same boat (fig inf)wir sitzen alle in einem or im gleichen Boot
(= gravy boat)Sauciere f

boat

:
boatbuilder
nBootsbauer m
boatbuilding
nBootsbau m
boat deck
nBootsdeck nt

boat

:
boatful
nSchiffs-/Bootsladung f
boat hire
nBootsverleih m; (= company)Bootsverleiher m
boathook
nBootshaken m
boathouse
nBootshaus ntor -schuppen m

boat

:
boatload
nBootsladung f
boatman
n (handling boat) → Segler m; → Ruderer m; → Paddler m; (working with boats) → Bootsbauer m; (= hirer)Bootsverleiher m
boat people
boat race
nRegatta f
boat-shaped
adjkahnförmig

boat

:
boat train
nZug mmit Fährenanschluss
boatyard
nBootshandlung f; (as dry dock) → Liegeplatz m

boat

[bəʊt] n (gen) → barca; (ship) → nave f
to go by boat → andare in barca or in nave
we're all in the same boat (fig) (fam) → siamo tutti nella stessa barca

boat

(bəut) noun
1. a small vessel for travelling over water. We'll cross the stream by boat.
2. a larger vessel for the same purpose; a ship. to cross the Atlantic in a passenger boat.
3. a serving-dish shaped like a boat. a gravy-boat.
verb
to sail about in a small boat for pleasure. They are boating on the river.
ˈboatman noun
a man in charge of a small boat in which fare-paying passengers are carried.
in the same boat
in the same, usually difficult, position or circumstances. We're all in the same boat as far as low wages are concerned.
ˈspeedboat noun
a fast motor boat.

boat

مَرْكَب loď båd Boot βάρκα barco vene bateau brod nave ボート boot båt łódź barco лодка båt เรือ tekne thuyền 小船
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Meg, in the other boat, was delightfully situated, face to face with the rowers, who both admired the prospect and feathered their oars with uncommon `skill and dexterity'.
Though you are in India or in the South Seas in a boat, you have but to write and there you are.
In a motor boat, an airship, and a submarine respectively the young inventor had gone through many perils.
The basement kitchen seemed heavenly safe and warm in those days-- like a tight little boat in a winter sea.
Robert knew the girl, and he talked to her a little in the boat.
The boat was again lifted and borne into the woods, where it was carefully concealed under a pile of brush.
We shall sleep downstairs tonight, and take the boat home tomorrow.
Then will you go at once and secure tickets for to-night's boat, and bring them here?
She had picked up a small flat piece of wood, which happened to have in it a little hole that had evidently suggested to her the idea of sticking in another fragment that might figure as a mast and make the thing a boat.
They had just landed from their boat, and this was the first house they entered.
Preserving an interval of some few yards between itself and the ship, the Jeroboam's boat by the occasional use of its oars contrived to keep parallel to the Pequod, as she heavily forged through the sea (for by this time it blew very fresh), with her main-topsail aback; though, indeed, at times by the sudden onset of a large rolling wave, the boat would be pushed some way ahead; but would be soon skilfully brought to her proper bearings again.
Of course I had taken care that the boat should be ready and everything in order.