What is boot?

  • (verb): Cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes.
    Example: "Boot your computer"
    Synonyms: reboot, bring up
    See also — Additional definitions below


A boot is a type of footwear and a specific type of shoe. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle and extend up the leg, sometimes as far as the knee or even the hip. Most boots have a heel that is clearly distinguishable from the rest of the sole, even if the two are made of one piece. Traditionally made of leather or rubber, modern boots are made from a variety of materials. Boots are worn both for their functionality – protecting the foot and leg from water, snow, mud or hazards or providing additional ankle support for strenuous activities – and for reasons of style and fashion. High-top athletic shoes are generally not considered boots, even though they do cover the ankle, primarily due to the absence of a distinct heel.

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Boot, Cumbria
3.2700°W / 54.3982 -3.2700 Boot Boot Population 15 OS grid reference NY1700 Civil parish Eskdale District Copeland Shire county Cumbria Region North ... The village of Boot has two pubs The Boot Inn (formerly The Burnmoor Inn) and The Brook House Inn however two other pubs, King George VI and The Woolpack Inn, are within ... The permanent population of Boot is between 10-15, but can rise to roughly 90-120 in summer when the inn and local bed-and-breakfast and holiday cottages are full ...
System Commander
... System Commander (SC for short) was a boot manager/loader software application developed by VCOM ... possible to choose which one of these operating systems to boot ... in overall functionality to software like NTLDR, LILO, GRUB, and Graphical Boot Manager, which also makes it possible to make such a choice at boot time ...
That 1 Guy - The Magic Boot
... The Magic Boot is a scorpion-emblazoned cowboy boot, which is wired and fed through the Magic Pipe’s audio lines ... It is then played as a percussive instrument by tapping on the sole while pinching the boot’s opening to achieve different sounds, similar to an African ...
Boot Camp (novel)
... Boot Camp is a young adult novel by Todd Strasser about a boy who is subjected to physical and psychological abuse when his parents send him to a boot camp ...
Audio Boot
... An audio boot or audio shoe is an electronic device used by the hard of hearing with hearing aids hearing aids often come with a special set of metal contacts for audio input ... Typically the audio boot will fit around the end of the hearing aid (a behind-the-ear model, as in-the-ear do not afford any purchase for the connection) link these with another device, like an FM system or a ...

More definitions of "boot":

  • (noun): The act of delivering a blow with the foot.
    Synonyms: kick, kicking
  • (verb): Kick; give a boot to.
  • (noun): An instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and leg.
    Synonyms: iron boot, iron heel
  • (noun): British term for the luggage compartment in a car.
  • (noun): Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg.
  • (noun): Protective casing for something that resembles a leg.

Famous quotes containing the word boot:

    ... until the shopkeeper plants his boot in our eyes,
    and unties our bone and is finished with the case,
    and turns to the next customer, forgetting our face
    or how we knelt at the yellow bulb with sighs
    like moth wings for a short while in a small place.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

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