Bot meaning

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A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.
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A software program, such as a spider, that performs automated tasks on the Internet.
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The parasitic larva of a botfly.
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A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as in participating in chatroom or IRC discussions.
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The larva of the botfly.
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A computer program that executes a specific task according to the user's instructions.
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Botanical.
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Botanist.
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Botany.
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The parasitic larva of a botfly.
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A disease of mammals, especially cattle and horses, caused by infestation of the stomach or intestines with botfly larvae.
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A software program that imitates the behavior of a human, as by querying search engines or participating in chatroom discussions.
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(1) See robot and chatbot.
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The larva of a bot fly, which infests the skin of various mammals, producing warbles, or the nasal passage of sheep, or the stomach of horses.
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(UK, slang) To bugger.
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(Australia, informal) To ask for and be given something with the direct intention of exploiting the thing’s usefulness, almost exclusively with cigarettes.

Can I bot a smoke?

Jonny always bots off me. I just wish he’d get his own pack.

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(science fiction, informal) A physical robot.
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(computing) A piece of software designed to complete a minor but repetitive task automatically or on command, especially when operating with the appearance of a (human) user profile or account.
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(video games) A computer-controlled character in a multiplayer video game, such as a first-person shooter.
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(video games) To use a bot, or automated program.

Players caught botting will be banned from the server.

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(informal) A robot.
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(computing) A piece of software designed to complete a minor but repetitive task automatically and on command.
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Origin of bot

  • Middle English probably of Low German origin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Short for robot
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Possibly a modification of Scottish Gaelic boiteag (“maggot”).
    From Wiktionary
  • A shortened from robot.
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  • Shortened from robot.
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  • From bottom.
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  • from robot
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