booth[bo̵̅o̅t̸h; chiefly Brit bo̵̅o̅t̸h]
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
- Booth, Ballington 1859-1940; founder of Volunteers of America (1896): son of William
- Booth, Edwin (Thomas) 1833-93; U.S. actor: son of Junius Brutus
- Booth, Evangeline Cory 1865-1950; U.S. general of Salvation Army, born in England: daughter of William
- Booth, John Wilkes 1838-65; U.S. actor: assassin of Abraham Lincoln: son of Junius Brutus
- Booth, Junius Brutus 1796-1852; U.S. actor, born in England
- Booth, William 1829-1912; Eng. revivalist: founder of the Salvation Army (1865)
nounpl. booths booths
- 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 bheu&schwa;- 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).