What does bootstrap mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bootstrap(verb)

    a strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on

  2. bootstrap(verb)

    help oneself, often through improvised means


  1. bootstrap(Noun)

    A loop (leather or other material) sewn at the side or top rear of a boot to help in pulling the boot on.

  2. bootstrap(Noun)

    A means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something without aid.

    He used his business experience as a bootstrap to win voters.

  3. bootstrap(Noun)

    The process by which the operating system of a computer is loaded into its memory

  4. bootstrap(Noun)

    The process necessary to compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program.

  5. bootstrap(Noun)

    Any method or instance of estimating properties of an estimator (such as its variance) by measuring those properties when sampling from an approximating distribution.

  6. bootstrap(Verb)

    To help (oneself) without the aid of others.

    Sam spent years bootstrapping himself through college.

  7. bootstrap(Verb)

    To load the operating system into the memory of a computer. Usually shortened to boot.

  8. bootstrap(Verb)

    To compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program.

    Bootstrapping means building the GNU C Library, GNU Compiler Collection and several other key system programs.

Editors Contribution

  1. bootstrap

    My son pulled himself of by the bootstrap and got a wonderful job at a computer company.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bootstrap in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bootstrap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bootstrap in a Sentence

  1. Bill Gates:

    The very first ones are still fairly expensive. It's gon na take time before we get the volume to really take down to the low end of the market, but this is how we bootstrap it, and we got a lot of enthusiasm here that this can be made cheap enough that we can cover Africa, which would not happen without this breakthrough.

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