Meaning of BOAT in English


I. ˈbōt noun

Etymology: Middle English boot, from Old English bāt; akin to Old Norse beit boat

Date: before 12th century


a. : a small vessel for travel on water

b. : ship

2. : a boat-shaped container, utensil, or device

a gravy boat

a laboratory boat

• boat·ful -ˌfu̇l noun

• boat·like -ˌlīk adjective

- in the same boat

II. verb

Date: 1613

transitive verb

: to place in or bring into a boat

intransitive verb

: to go by boat

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.