a small vessel for travel on water
gravy boat, gravy holder, sauceboat, boat(verb)
a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
ride in a boat on water
A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
A full house.
One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
To travel by boat.
Origin: From boot, bot, boet, boyt, from bat, from baitaz, from bheid-. Cognate with beit.
a small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail
hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats
a vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat
to transport in a boat; as, to boat goods
to place in a boat; as, to boat oars
to go or row in a boat
A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to provide passage across water. Usually this water will be inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed to be operated from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bōt, n. a small open vessel usually moved by oars: a small ship: a vessel like a boat in shape, as a 'sauce-boat.'—v.i. to sail about in a boat.—ns. Boat′-hook, an iron hook fixed to a pole used for pulling or pushing off a boat; Boat′-house, a house or shed for a boat: Boat′ing, the art or practice of sailing in boats; Boat′man, a man who has charge of a boat: a rower.—In the same boat, in the same circumstances.—To have an oar in another's boat, to meddle with the affairs of others. [A.S. bát; Dut. boot; Fr. bateau.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'boat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2081
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'boat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1210
Rank popularity for the word 'boat' in Nouns Frequency: #637
The numerical value of boat in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of boat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He has an oar in every man's boat, and a finger in every pie.
My boat goes west, your's east. Heaven's a wind for both journeys.
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Reason means truth and those who are not governed by it take the chance that someday the sunken fact will rip the bottom out of their boat.
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Translations for boat
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ባርካ, መርከብAmharic
- زورق, قاربArabic
- vaixellCatalan, Valencian
- loď, člunCzech
- bad, cwchWelsh
- båd, skibDanish
- Boot, SchiffGerman
- ދޯނި, ބޯޓުDivehi
- καΐκι, βάρκα, λέμβοςGreek
- bote, barco, barcaSpanish
- کشتی, لتکا, قایقPersian
- vene, veneillä, venemuoto, täpöFinnish
- boatWestern Frisian
- bàtaScottish Gaelic
- नाव, कश्तीHindi
- bátur, flytja á báti, fara á bátiIcelandic
- lancia, nave, scialuppa, battello, barca, schifoItalian
- 舟, ボートJapanese
- SchëffLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- чамец, кајчеMacedonian
- വള്ളം, വഞ്ചിMalayalam
- schip, bootDutch
- tsin naaʼeełNavajo, Navaho
- ਨਾਉPanjabi, Punjabi
- łódź, łódkaPolish
- luntre, barcă, vaporRomanian
- бот, ло́дка, ладя, шлю́пкаRussian
- प्लव, नौSanskrit
- fanasNorthern Sami
- brodica, чамац, čamac, чун, бродица, čunSerbo-Croatian
- බෝට්ටුවSinhala, Sinhalese
- čoln, barkaSlovene
- seketswanaSouthern Sotho
- mtungi, chomboSwahili
- படகு, நவாடாTamil
- పడవ, నావTelugu
- заврақ, қаиқ, киштӣTajik
- sandal, kayıkTurkish
- көймә, қайықTatar
- قېيىقUyghur, Uighur
- чо́вен, лодьUkrainian
- کشتی, ناوUrdu
- thuyền, 船Vietnamese
- שיף, שיפֿלYiddish
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