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Boat

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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Boatn. [OE. boot, bat, AS. bāt; akin to Icel. bātr, Sw. båt, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. Bateau.].
  •  A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.  [1913 Webster]
    " Different kinds of boats have different names; as, canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.  [1913 Webster]
    " Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination; as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped."  [1913 Webster]
Advice boat. See under Advice. -- Boat hook (Naut.), an iron hook with a point on the back, fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log, etc. Totten. -- Boat rope, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a painter. -- In the same boat, in the same situation or predicament. [Colloq.] F. W. Newman.
Boatv. t. 
  •  To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.  [1913 Webster]
To boat the oars. See under Oar.
Boatv. i. 
     To go or row in a boat.  [1913 Webster]
    "I boated over, ran my craft aground."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Boat, n. & v.
--n.
1 a small vessel propelled on water by an engine, oars, or sails.
2 (in general use) a ship of any size.
3 an elongated boat-shaped jug used for holding sauce etc.
--v.intr. travel or go in a boat, esp. for pleasure.

Idiom
boat-hook a long pole with a hook and a spike at one end, for moving boats. boat-house a shed at the edge of a river, lake, etc., for housing boats. boat people refugees who have left a country by sea. boat race a race between rowing crews, esp. (Boat Race) the one between Oxford and Cambridge. boat-train a train scheduled to meet or go on a boat. in the same boat sharing the same adverse circumstances. push the boat out colloq. celebrate lavishly.
Derivative
boatful n. (pl. -fuls).
Etymology
OE bat f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Boat

almadia, argosy, ark, auto, autocar, automobile, auxiliary, barge, bark, bottom, bucket, buggy, bus, buss, canoe, car, cargo boat, carry sail, cart, cat, catamaran, circumnavigate, coach, coast, cockle, cockleshell, cog, coracle, craft, crate, cross, cruise, cruiser, cutter, dinghy, dispatch boat, dray, drifter, dugout, ferry, ferryboat, fishing boat, float, funny, galley, gig, glider, go by ship, go on shipboard, go to sea, gondola, haul, heap, hooker, houseboat, hoy, hulk, hull, hydrofoil, hydroplane, jalopy, jolly, jolly boat, kayak, keel, knockabout, launch, leviathan, lifeboat, lighter, longboat, machine, mailer, make a passage, motor, motor vehicle, motorboat, motorcar, motorized vehicle, navigate, outboard, outrigger canoe, packet, pilot, pilot boat, pinnace, piragua, pirogue, ply, pontoon, post boat, pram, punt, racer, racing shell, raft, randan, row, rowboat, rowing boat, run, runabout, sail, sail round, sail the sea, sailboat, sampan, scooter, scow, scull, seafare, shallop, shell, ship, showboat, skiff, sled, sledge, small boat, sneakbox, speedboat, steam, steamboat, surfboat, take a voyage, towboat, traverse, trawlboat, trawler, trimaran, trow, truck, tub, tug, tugboat, van, vessel, voiture, voyage, wagon, wanigan, watercraft, whale-gig, whaleboat, wheelbarrow, wheels, wherry, wreck, yacht, yawl, yawl boat

ROGET THESAURUS

Boat

Ship

N ship, vessel, sail, craft, bottom, navy, marine, fleet, flotilla, shipping, man of war, transport, tender, storeship, merchant ship, merchantman, packet, liner, whaler, slaver, collier, coaster, lighter, fishing boat, pilot boat, trawler, hulk, yacht, baggala, floating hotel, floating palace, ocean greyhound, ship, bark, barque, brig, snow, hermaphrodite brig, brigantine, barkantine, schooner, topsail schooner, for and aft schooner, three masted schooner, chasse-maree, sloop, cutter, corvette, clipper, foist, yawl, dandy, ketch, smack, lugger, barge, hoy, cat, buss, sailer, sailing vessel, windjammer, steamer, steamboat, steamship, liner, ocean liner, cruiseship, ship of the line, mail steamer, paddle steamer, screw steamer, tug, line of steamers, destroyer, cruiser, frigate, landing ship, LST, aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, nuclear powered carrier, submarine, submersible, atomic submarine, boat, pinnace, launch, life boat, long boat, jolly boat, bum boat, fly boat, cock boat, ferry boat, canal boat, swamp boat, ark, bully, battery, bateau, broadhorn, dory, droger, drogher, dugout, durham boat, flatboat, galiot, shallop, gig, funny, skiff, dingy, scow, cockleshell, wherry, coble, punt, cog, kedge, lerret, eight oar, four oar, pair oar, randan, outrigger, float, raft, pontoon, prame, iceboat, ice canoe, ice yacht, catamaran, hydroplane, hovercraft, coracle, gondola, carvel, caravel, felucca, caique, canoe, birch bark canoe, dugout canoe, galley, galleyfoist, bilander, dogger, hooker, howker, argosy, carack, galliass, galleon, polacca, polacre, tartane, junk, lorcha, praam, proa, prahu, saick, sampan, xebec, dhow, dahabeah, nuggah, kayak, keel boat, log canoe, pirogue, quadrireme, trireme, stern-wheeler, wanigan, wangan, wharf boat, balloon, airship, aeroplane, biplane, monoplane, triplane, hydroplane, aerodrome, air balloon, pilot balloon, fire balloon, dirigible, zeppelin, aerostat, Montgolfier, kite, parachute, jet plane, rocket plane, jet liner, turbojet, prop-jet, propeller plane, corporate plane, corporate jet, private plane, private aviation, airline, common carrier, fighter, bomber, fighter-bomber, escort plane, spy plane, supersonic aircraft, subsonic aircraft, afloat, aboard, on board, on ship board, hard a lee, hard a port, hard a starboard, hard a weather.


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