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Boot vs. Bonnet

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Bootnoun

A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.

Bonnetnoun

A type of hat, once worn by women or children, held in place by ribbons tied under the chin.

Bootnoun

(sports) A kind of sports shoe worn by players of certain games such as cricket and football.

Bonnetnoun

A traditional Scottish woollen brimless cap; a bunnet.

Bootnoun

A blow with the foot; a kick.

Bonnetnoun

(by extension) The polishing head of a power buffer, often made of wool.

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Bootnoun

(construction) A flexible cover of rubber or plastic, which may be preformed to a particular shape and used to protect a shaft, lever, switch, or opening from dust, dirt, moisture, etc.

Bonnetnoun

The hinged cover over the engine of a motor car; a hood.

Bootnoun

A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.

Bonnetnoun

(nautical) A length of canvas attached to a fore-and-aft sail to increase the pulling power.

Bootnoun

(US) A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp.

Bonnetnoun

An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid.

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Bootnoun

A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft’s wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A deicing boot.

Bonnetnoun

The second stomach of a ruminant.

Bootnoun

(obsolete) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.

Bonnetnoun

Anything resembling a bonnet (hat) in shape or use.

Bootnoun

(archaic) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.

Bonnetnoun

A small defence work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire.

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Bootnoun

A recently arrived recruit; a rookie.

Bonnetnoun

A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc.

Bootnoun

The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.

Bonnetnoun

A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks.

Bootnoun

(informal) The act or process of removing or firing someone (give someone the boot).

Bonnetnoun

A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft.

Bootnoun

unattractive person, ugly woman (usu as "old boot")

Bonnetnoun

In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers.

Bootnoun

(firearms) A hard plastic case for a long firearm, typically moulded to the shape of the gun and intended for use in a vehicle.

Bonnetnoun

(mycology) A mushroom of the genus Mycena.

Bootnoun

(baseball) A bobbled ball.

Bonnetverb

(obsolete) To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.

Bootnoun

(botany) The inflated flag leaf sheath of a wheat plant.

Bonnetverb

To pull the bonnet or cap down over the head of.

Bootnoun

remedy, amends

Bonnetnoun

A headdress for men and boys; a cap.

Bootnoun

(uncountable) profit, plunder

Bonnetnoun

A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.

‘And p i s and bonnets waving high.’;

Bootnoun

(obsolete) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged; compensation; recompense

Bonnetnoun

A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel.

Bootnoun

(obsolete) Profit; gain; advantage; use.

Bonnetnoun

Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use

Bootnoun

(obsolete) Repair work; the act of fixing structures or buildings.

Bonnetnoun

An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds.

Bootnoun

(obsolete) A medicinal cure or remedy.

Bonnetnoun

The second stomach of a ruminating animal.

Bootnoun

(computing) The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device.

‘It took three boots, but I finally got the application installed.’;

Bonnetnoun

An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.

Bootnoun

A bootleg recording.

Bonnetnoun

The metal cover or shield over the motor; predominantly British usage. In the U.S. it is called the hood.

Bootverb

To kick.

‘I booted the ball toward my teammate.’;

Bonnetverb

To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover.

Bootverb

To put boots on, especially for riding.

Bonnetnoun

a hat tied under the chin

Bootverb

To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering).

Bonnetnoun

protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine;

‘there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars’; ‘the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine’;

Bootverb

(informal) To forcibly eject.

‘We need to boot those troublemakers as soon as possible’;

Bonnetverb

dress in a bonnet

Bootverb

To disconnect forcibly; to eject from an online service, conversation, etc.

Bonnetnoun

a woman's or child's hat tied under the chin and with a brim framing the face.

Bootverb

(slang) To vomit.

‘Sorry, I didn’t mean to boot all over your couch.’;

Bonnetnoun

a soft, round brimless hat like a beret, as worn by men and boys in Scotland.

Bootverb

To profit, avail, benefit.

Bonnetnoun

the velvet cap within a coronet.

Bootverb

To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.

Bonnetnoun

the ceremonial feathered headdress of a North American Indian.

Bootverb

(computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, e.g. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.

‘When arriving at the office, first thing I do is booting my machine.’;

Bonnetnoun

the hinged metal canopy covering the engine of a motor vehicle.

Bootnoun

Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.

‘He gaf the sike man his boote.’; ‘Thou art boot for many a bruiseAnd healest many a wound.’; ‘Next her Son, our soul's best boot.’;

Bonnetnoun

a cowl on a chimney.

Bootnoun

That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.

‘I'll give you boot, I'll give you three for one.’;

Bonnetnoun

an additional canvas laced to the foot of a sail to catch more wind.

Bootnoun

Profit; gain; advantage; use.

‘Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot.’; ‘Helen, to change, would give an eye to boot.’; ‘A man's heaviness is refreshed long before he comes to drunkenness, for when he arrives thither he hath but changed his heaviness, and taken a crime to boot.’;

Bootnoun

A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.

Bootnoun

An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.

‘So he was put to the torture, which in Scotland they call the boots; for they put a pair of iron boots close on the leg, and drive wedges between them and the leg.’;

Bootnoun

A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.

Bootnoun

A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.

Bootnoun

An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.

Bootnoun

The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.

Bootnoun

Booty; spoil.

Bootverb

To profit; to advantage; to avail; - generally followed by it; as, what boots it?

‘What booteth it to others that we wish them well, and do nothing for them?’; ‘What subduedTo change like this a mind so far imbuedWith scorn of man, it little boots to know.’; ‘What boots to us your victories?’;

Bootverb

To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.

‘And I will boot thee with what gift besideThy modesty can beg.’;

Bootverb

To put boots on, esp. for riding.

‘Coated and booted for it.’;

Bootverb

To punish by kicking with a booted foot.

Bootverb

To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.

Bootnoun

footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

Bootnoun

British term for the luggage compartment in a car

Bootnoun

the swift release of a store of affective force;

‘they got a great bang out of it’; ‘what a boot!’; ‘he got a quick rush from injecting heroin’; ‘he does it for kicks’;

Bootnoun

protective casing for something that resembles a leg

Bootnoun

an instrument of torture that is used to crush the foot and leg

Bootnoun

the act of delivering a blow with the foot;

‘he gave the ball a powerful kick’; ‘the team's kicking was excellent’;

Bootverb

kick; give a boot to

Bootverb

cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes;

‘boot your computer’;

Bootnoun

a sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes also the lower leg

‘a pair of walking boots’;

Bootnoun

a covering to protect the lower part of a horse's leg.

Bootnoun

an instrument of torture encasing and crushing the foot.

Bootnoun

short for Denver boot

Bootnoun

a hard kick

‘he got a boot in the stomach’;

Bootnoun

an enclosed space at the back of a car for carrying luggage or other goods.

Bootnoun

the process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation

‘a boot disk’;

Bootnoun

as well; in addition

‘he is a likeable guy, and funny to boot’; ‘images that are precise, revealing, and often beautiful to boot’;

Bootverb

kick (something) hard in a specified direction

‘he ended up booting the ball into the stand’;

Bootverb

force someone to leave a vehicle unceremoniously

‘a guard booted two children off a train’;

Bootverb

force someone to leave a place or job unceremoniously

‘she had been booted out of school’;

Bootverb

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’; ‘the system won't boot from the original drive’;

Bootverb

place a wheel clamp on (an illegally parked car)

‘once a car is booted, the owner must pay all fines plus a fee to have the boot removed’;

Boot

A boot, plural boots, is a type of specific footwear. Most boots mainly cover the foot and the ankle, while some also cover some part of the lower calf.

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