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A boat is a small vessel for travelling on water, especially one that carries only a few people.
A larger vessel is usually referred to as a ship.
However, in conversation large passenger ships which travel short distances are sometimes called boats.
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.
Past participle: boated
|Noun||1.||boat - a small vessel for travel on water |
ark - a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood
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
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
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)
scull - propel with sculls; "scull the boat"
|2.||boat - 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"
|Verb||1.||boat - ride in a boat on water|
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"
Boats and shipsairboat, 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
to go by boat → ir en barco
to launch or lower the boats → botar los botes al agua
to burn one's boats → quemar las naves
to miss the boat → perder el tren
to push the boat out → tirar la casa por la ventana
to rock the boat → hacer olas
we're all in the same boat → estamos todos en la misma situación
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