booth: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bth), [key]
— pl. booths
  1. a stall, compartment, or light structure for the sale of goods or for display purposes, as at a market, exhibition, or fair.
  2. a small compartment or boxlike room for a specific use by one occupant: a telephone booth; a projection booth.
  3. a small, temporary structure used by voters at elections.
  4. a partly enclosed compartment or partitioned area, as in a restaurant or music store, equipped for a specific use by one or more persons.
  5. a temporary structure of any material, as boughs, canvas, or boards, used esp. for shelter; shed.


Pronunciation: (bthBrit.b&thslash), [key]
— n.
  1. 1859–1940, founder of the Volunteers of America 1896 (son of William Booth).
  2. 1833–93, U.S. actor (brother of John Wilkes Booth).
  3. 1865?–1950, general of the Salvation Army 1934–39 (daughter of William Booth).
  4. 1838–65, U.S. actor: assassin of Abraham Lincoln (brother of Edwin Thomas Booth).
  5. 1796–1852, English actor (father of Edwin and John Booth).
  6. (“General Booth”), 1829–1912, English religious leader: founder of the Salvation Army 1865.
  7. 1856–1929, general of the Salvation Army (son of William Booth).
  8. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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