noun A sturdy item of footwear covering the foot, the ankle, and sometimes the leg below the knee. (walking boots) A hard kick. (I got a boot in the stomach) An enclosed space at the back of a car for carrying luggage or other goods; a trunk. The process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation. (a boot disk) A navy or marine recruit.
verb Place boots on (oneself, another person, or an animal) (thin, booted legs) Kick (something) hard in a specified direction. (he ended up booting the ball into the stands) Start (a computer) and put it into a state of readiness for operation. (the menu will be ready as soon as you boot up your computer) Place a Denver boot on (an illegally parked car).
noun As well; in addition. (images that are precise, revealing, and often beautiful to boot)