Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
- Protective footgear, as of leather or rubber, covering the foot and part or all of the leg.
- A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.
- Chiefly British An automobile trunk.
- A kick.
- Slang An unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Used with the.
- Slang A swift, pleasurable feeling; a thrill.
- A Denver boot.
- A marine or navy recruit in basic training.
- Computer Science The process of starting or restarting a computer.
- An instrument of torture, used to crush the foot and leg.
- To put boots on.
- To kick.
- Slang To discharge unceremoniously. See Synonyms at dismiss.
- Computer Science To start (a computer) by loading an operating system from a disk.
- To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
- Baseball To misplay (a ground ball).
- To be of help or advantage; avail.
- Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. See lagniappe.
- Archaic Advantage; avail.
- to boot In addition; besides: Not only was the new cruise ship the biggest in the world, but the fastest to boot.