What does boat mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word boat.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boat(noun)

    a small vessel for travel on water

  2. gravy boat, gravy holder, sauceboat, boat(verb)

    a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce

  3. boat(verb)

    ride in a boat on water


  1. boat(Noun)

    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.

  2. boat(Noun)

    A full house.

  3. boat(Noun)

    One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.

  4. boat(Verb)

    To travel by boat.

  5. Origin: From boot, bot, boet, boyt, from bat, from baitaz, from bheid-. Cognate with beit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boat(noun)

    a small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail

  2. Boat(noun)

    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

  3. Boat(noun)

    a vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat

  4. Boat(verb)

    to transport in a boat; as, to boat goods

  5. Boat(verb)

    to place in a boat; as, to boat oars

  6. Boat(verb)

    to go or row in a boat


  1. 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

  1. Boat

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2081

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1210

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boat' in Nouns Frequency: #637


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boat in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Art Cohn:

    This is not a sexy boat.

  2. Lu Wei:

    We are on the same boat.

  3. New York:

    I just turned my boat around.

  4. Anita Loos:

    Does this boat go to Europe, France?

  5. Jean Paul Apetey:

    Never in my life was I even on a boat.

Images & Illustrations of boat

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