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boot·strap

 (bo͞ot′străp′)
n.
1. A loop of leather, cloth, or synthetic material that is sewn at the side or the top rear of a boot to help in pulling the boot on.
2. An instance of starting of a computer; a boot.
3. Statistics A method of estimating a population's characteristics (such as its mean) by repeatedly subsampling from a given initial sample, thereby avoiding the use of theoretical probability distributions.
tr.v. boot·strapped, boot·strap·ping, boot·straps
1. To promote and develop by use of one's own initiative and work without reliance on outside help: "We've bootstrapped our way back with aggressive tourism and recruiting high tech industries" (John Corrigan).
2. Statistics To gather information about a population from a single sample, using repeated samples drawn with replacement.
3. Computers To boot (a computer).
adj.
1. Undertaken or accomplished with minimal outside help.
2. Being or relating to a process that is self-initiating or self-sustaining.
Idiom:
by (one's) (own) bootstraps
By one's own efforts.

bootstrap

(ˈbuːtˌstræp)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a leather or fabric loop on the back or side of a boot for pulling it on
2. by one's bootstraps by one's own bootstraps by one's own efforts; unaided
3. (Atomic Physics) (modifier) self-acting or self-sufficient, as an electronic amplifier that uses its output voltage to bias its input
4. (Electronics) (modifier) self-acting or self-sufficient, as an electronic amplifier that uses its output voltage to bias its input
5. (Computer Science)
a. Also: boot a technique for loading the first few program instructions into a computer main store to enable the rest of the program to be introduced from an input device
b. (as modifier): a bootstrap loader.
6. (Commerce) commerce an offer to purchase a controlling interest in a company, esp with the intention of purchasing the remainder of the equity at a lower price
vb (tr) , -straps, -strapping or -strapped
7. to set up or achieve (something) using minimal resources
8. (foll by to) to attach (something) to a larger or more important thing

boot•strap

(ˈbutˌstræp)

n., adj., v. -strapped, -strap•ping. n.
1. a loop of leather or cloth sewn at the top rear, or sometimes on each side, of a boot to facilitate pulling it on.
adj.
2. relying entirely on one's efforts and resources: a bootstrap operation.
3. self-generating or self-sustaining: a bootstrap process.
v.t.
4. to help (oneself) without the aid of others.
5. Computers. boot 1 (def. 15).
Idioms:
pull oneself up by one's (own) bootstraps, to become a success through one's own efforts.
[1890–95]

bootstrap


Past participle: bootstrapped
Gerund: bootstrapping

Imperative
bootstrap
bootstrap
Present
I bootstrap
you bootstrap
he/she/it bootstraps
we bootstrap
you bootstrap
they bootstrap
Preterite
I bootstrapped
you bootstrapped
he/she/it bootstrapped
we bootstrapped
you bootstrapped
they bootstrapped
Present Continuous
I am bootstrapping
you are bootstrapping
he/she/it is bootstrapping
we are bootstrapping
you are bootstrapping
they are bootstrapping
Present Perfect
I have bootstrapped
you have bootstrapped
he/she/it has bootstrapped
we have bootstrapped
you have bootstrapped
they have bootstrapped
Past Continuous
I was bootstrapping
you were bootstrapping
he/she/it was bootstrapping
we were bootstrapping
you were bootstrapping
they were bootstrapping
Past Perfect
I had bootstrapped
you had bootstrapped
he/she/it had bootstrapped
we had bootstrapped
you had bootstrapped
they had bootstrapped
Future
I will bootstrap
you will bootstrap
he/she/it will bootstrap
we will bootstrap
you will bootstrap
they will bootstrap
Future Perfect
I will have bootstrapped
you will have bootstrapped
he/she/it will have bootstrapped
we will have bootstrapped
you will have bootstrapped
they will have bootstrapped
Future Continuous
I will be bootstrapping
you will be bootstrapping
he/she/it will be bootstrapping
we will be bootstrapping
you will be bootstrapping
they will be bootstrapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bootstrapping
you have been bootstrapping
he/she/it has been bootstrapping
we have been bootstrapping
you have been bootstrapping
they have been bootstrapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bootstrapping
you will have been bootstrapping
he/she/it will have been bootstrapping
we will have been bootstrapping
you will have been bootstrapping
they will have been bootstrapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bootstrapping
you had been bootstrapping
he/she/it had been bootstrapping
we had been bootstrapping
you had been bootstrapping
they had been bootstrapping
Conditional
I would bootstrap
you would bootstrap
he/she/it would bootstrap
we would bootstrap
you would bootstrap
they would bootstrap
Past Conditional
I would have bootstrapped
you would have bootstrapped
he/she/it would have bootstrapped
we would have bootstrapped
you would have bootstrapped
they would have bootstrapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bootstrap - a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
Verb1.bootstrap - help oneself, often through improvised means
aid, assist, help - give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"
Translations
bootenStiefelriemen
starta

bootstrap

[ˈbuːtstræp] Noreja f
to pull oneself up by one's bootstrapsreponerse gracias a sus propios esfuerzos

bootstrap

n
Stiefelschlaufe f; to pull oneself up by one’s (own) bootstrapssich aus eigener Kraft hocharbeiten; he’s British/a Tory to his bootstraps (inf)er ist durch und durch ein Brite/Tory
(Comput) → Bootstrap m, → Bootstrapping nt
vt (Comput) computer, programbooten

bootstrap

[ˈbuːtˌstræp] n (Comput) → programma di innesco
to pull o.s. up by one's bootstraps (fig) → tirarsi su con le proprie forze