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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 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 ?
"Those Booths are all a mite queer," said Captain Jim.
Right merry were these Fair days at Nottingham, when the green before the great town gate was dotted with booths standing in rows, with tents of many-colored canvas, hung about with streamers and garlands of flowers, and the folk came from all the countryside, both gentle and common.
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them!) bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old rouged tumblers, while the light-fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.
And though there was a good deal of drinking and low vice in the booths of an evening, it was pretty well confined to those who would have been doing the like, "veast or no veast;" and on the whole, the effect was humanising and Christian.
It is into one of these booths that our story takes its way.
Goods of many kinds were displayed in gaily colored booths, and at every cross-street a free show was in progress.
Here voyageurs frolicked away their wages, fiddling and dancing in the booths and cabins, buying all kinds of knick-knacks, dressing themselves out finely, and parading up and down, like arrant braggarts and coxcombs.
The whole Charity School, just opposite, would be in motion; all the new booths, with their not very courtier-like swarm of seamen, would join them out of curiosity, and would greet him with a wild "hurrah!" while he was standing in his pillory: there would be a mob, a hissing, and rejoicing, and jeering, ten times worse than in the rows about the Jews some years ago--"Oh, my blood is mounting to my brain; 'tis enough to drive one mad!
As the travellers had observed that day many indications of their drawing nearer and nearer to the race town, such as gipsy camps, carts laden with gambling booths and their appurtenances, itinerant showmen of various kinds, and beggars and trampers of every degree, all wending their way in the same direction, Mr Codlin was fearful of finding the accommodations forestalled; this fear increasing as he diminished the distance between himself and the hostelry, he quickened his pace, and notwithstanding the burden he had to carry, maintained a round trot until he reached the threshold.
But, the turning of the road took him by the back of the booth, and at the back of the booth a number of children were congregated in a number of stealthy attitudes, striving to peep in at the hidden glories of the place.
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?
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.