A row of voting booths.
- An example of a booth is a temporary stand for a book publisher at a writing convention.
- An example of a booth is the curtained area that you go inside to vote privately.
- An example of a booth is the bench seats with only one side open that you can choose at a restaurant.
- An example of a booth is the glass room that you go inside to call on a pay phone.
The definition of a booth is a stall for a business at a convention, a place to vote, a partially enclosed place to sit at a restaurant, or a place to house a telephone.
- a temporary shed or shelter
- a stall for the sale or display of goods, as at markets and fairs
- a small temporary structure or enclosure for voting at elections
- a small permanent structure or enclosure to house a sentry, public telephone, etc.
- a small, partially enclosed compartment with a table and seats, as in some restaurants
Origin of boothMiddle English both from Old Norse buth, temporary dwelling from bua, to prepare: see bondage
- 1859-1940; founder of Volunteers of America (1896): son of William
- 1833-93; U.S. actor: son of Junius Brutus
- 1865-1950; U.S. general of Salvation Army, born in England: daughter of William
- 1838-65; U.S. actor: assassin of Abraham Lincoln: son of Junius Brutus
- 1796-1852; U.S. actor, born in England
- 1829-1912; Eng. revivalist: founder of the Salvation Army (1865)
- 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.
- A seating area in a restaurant with a table and seats whose high backs serve as partitions.
- A small stall for the display and sale of goods.
Origin of boothMiddle English bothe of Scandinavian origin ; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.
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.
From Old Norse búð (compare Scots buth).