Boat meaning

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To travel by boat.
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To transport by boat.
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A dish shaped like a boat.

A sauce boat.

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A large such vehicle for use in inland waters.

An ore boat on the Great Lakes.

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The definition of boat means to go on a floating vessel on the water.

An example of boat is to sail on a lake.

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A boat is defined as a vessel used to carry people or cargo on water, or a boat-shaped serving dish.

An example of a boat is a cargo ship.

An example of a boat for serving is a gravy boat.

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To ride a boat for pleasure.
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To place in a boat.
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A small, open water vehicle propelled by oars, sails, engine, etc.
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Any large, seagoing water vehicle; ship: a term in popular use, but not by sailors.
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A boat-shaped dish.

A gravy boat.

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To lay or carry in the boat.

To boat the oars.

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To pull or lift into a boat.

To boat a fish.

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To go in a boat; row, sail, or cruise.
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A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
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(poker slang) A full house.
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A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.

A stone boat; a gravy boat.

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(chemistry) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
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(Australia, politics, informal) The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.
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(intransitive) To travel by boat.
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To transport in a boat.

To boat goods.

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To place in a boat.

To boat oars.

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in the same boat
  • In the same situation as another or others.
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in the same boat
  • in the same unfavorable situation
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miss the boat
  • to fail to make the most of an opportunity
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rock the boat
  • to disturb or challenge the status quo
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Origin of boat

  • Middle English bot from Old English bāt bheid- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English boot, bot, boet, boyt (“boat”), from Old English bāt (“boat”), from Proto-Germanic *baitaz, *baitą (“boat, small ship”), from Proto-Indo-European *bheid- (“to break, split”). Cognate with Old Norse beit (“boat”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Old Norse bātr (whence Icelandic bátur, Norwegian båt), Dutch boot, German Boot, Occitan batèl and French bateau are all ultimately borrowings from the Old English word.

    From Wiktionary