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Boot vs. Bonnet — What's the Difference?

Boot vs. Bonnet — What's the Difference?

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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.

Bonnet

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

Boot

A sturdy item of footwear covering the foot and ankle, and sometimes also the lower leg
A pair of walking boots

Bonnet

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

Boot

A hard kick
He got a boot in the stomach
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Bonnet

A cowl on a chimney.

Boot

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

Bonnet

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

Boot

The process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation
A boot disk

Bonnet

A hat of cloth or straw, often held in place by ribbons tied under the chin and traditionally worn by women and children.

Boot

As well; in addition
He is a likeable guy, and funny to boot
Images that are precise, revealing, and often beautiful to boot

Bonnet

(Scots) A brimless cap traditionally worn by men or boys.

Boot

Kick (something) hard in a specified direction
He ended up booting the ball into the stand

Bonnet

A removable metal plate over a machine part, such as a valve.

Boot

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

Bonnet

Chiefly British The hood of an automobile.

Boot

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

Bonnet

A windscreen for a chimney.

Boot

A durable covering for the foot and part or much of the leg, usually made of leather, fabric, plastic, or rubber.

Bonnet

A cover for a fireplace.

Boot

A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck.

Bonnet

(Nautical) A strip of canvas laced to a fore-and-aft sail to increase sail area.

Boot

Chiefly British An automobile trunk.

Bonnet

To put a bonnet on.

Boot

A kick.

Bonnet

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

Boot

(Slang) An unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Used with the.

Bonnet

A traditional Scottish woollen brimless cap; a bunnet.

Boot

(Slang) A swift, pleasurable feeling; a thrill.

Bonnet

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

Boot

A Denver boot.

Bonnet

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

Boot

A marine or navy recruit in basic training.

Bonnet

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

Boot

(Computers) The process of starting or restarting a computer.

Bonnet

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

Boot

Boots An instrument of torture, used to crush the foot and leg.

Bonnet

The second stomach of a ruminant.

Boot

Chiefly Southern & Midland US See lagniappe.

Bonnet

(historical) A ducat, an old Scottish coin worth 40 shillings.

Boot

(Archaic) Advantage; avail.

Bonnet

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

Boot

To put boots on.

Bonnet

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

Boot

To kick
Booted the ball into the goal.

Bonnet

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

Boot

(Slang) To discharge unceremoniously.

Bonnet

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

Boot

(Computers) To start (a computer) by loading an operating system from a disk.

Bonnet

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

Boot

To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.

Bonnet

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

Boot

(Baseball) To misplay (a ground ball).

Bonnet

(mycology) A mushroom of the genus Mycena.

Boot

To be of help or advantage; avail.

Bonnet

(transitive) To put a bonnet on.

Boot

A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.

Bonnet

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

Boot

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

Bonnet

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

Boot

A blow with the foot; a kick.

Bonnet

A headdress for men and boys; a cap.

Boot

(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.

Bonnet

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.

Boot

(usually preceded by definite article) A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.

Bonnet

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.

Boot

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

Bonnet

Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use

Boot

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

Bonnet

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

Boot

(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.

Bonnet

The second stomach of a ruminating animal.

Boot

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

Bonnet

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

Boot

A recently arrived recruit; a rookie.

Bonnet

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

Boot

The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.

Bonnet

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

Boot

The act or process of removing or firing someone (dismissing them from a job or other post).
He was useless so he got the boot.

Bonnet

A hat tied under the chin

Boot

An unattractive person, ugly woman.
Old boot

Bonnet

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

Boot

A black person.

Bonnet

Dress in a bonnet

Boot

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

Boot

(baseball) A bobbled ball.

Boot

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

Boot

(slang) A linear amplifier used with CB radio.

Boot

A tyre.

Boot

(US) A crust end-piece of a loaf of bread.

Boot

Remedy, amends.

Boot

(uncountable) Profit, plunder.

Boot

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.

Boot

(obsolete) Profit; gain; advantage; use.

Boot

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

Boot

(obsolete) A medicinal cure or remedy.

Boot

(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.

Boot

(informal) A bootleg recording.

Boot

To kick.
I booted the ball toward my teammate.

Boot

To put boots on, especially for riding.

Boot

To step on the accelerator of a vehicle for faster acceleration than usual or to drive faster than usual.
The storm is coming fast! Boot it!
We had to boot it all the way there to get to our flight on time.

Boot

To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering).

Boot

(informal) To eject; kick out.
We need to boot those troublemakers as soon as possible.
The senator was booted from the committee for unethical behavior.

Boot

(often with up) To start or restart a computer or other electronic system; to bootstrap.
Boot up the system before 8 a.m. on weekdays.

Boot

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

Boot

(slang) To vomit.
Sorry, I didn’t mean to boot all over your couch.

Boot

To shoot, to kill by gunfire.

Boot

To avail, benefit, profit.

Boot

To benefit, to enrich; to give in addition.

Boot

(computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, e.g. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
When arriving at the office, the first thing I do is boot my machine.

Boot

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.

Boot

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.

Boot

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.

Boot

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

Boot

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.

Boot

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

Boot

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

Boot

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

Boot

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

Boot

Booty; spoil.

Boot

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?

Boot

To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
And I will boot thee with what gift besideThy modesty can beg.

Boot

To put boots on, esp. for riding.
Coated and booted for it.

Boot

To punish by kicking with a booted foot.

Boot

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

Boot

Footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

Boot

British term for the luggage compartment in a car

Boot

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

Boot

Protective casing for something that resembles a leg

Boot

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

Boot

The act of delivering a blow with the foot;
He gave the ball a powerful kick
The team's kicking was excellent

Boot

Kick; give a boot to

Boot

Cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes;
Boot your computer

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