boot vs reboot what difference

what is difference between boot and reboot

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /but/
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: bo͞ot, IPA(key): /buːt/, [buːt]
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Etymology 1

From Middle English boote, bote (shoe), from Old French bote (a high, thick shoe). Of obscure origin, but probably related to Old French bot (club-foot), bot (fat, short, blunt), from Old Frankish *butt, from Proto-Germanic *buttaz, *butaz (cut off, short, numb, blunt), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewt-, *bʰewd- (to strike, push, shock). Compare Old Norse butt (stump), Low German butt (blunt, plump), Old English bytt (small piece of land), buttuc (end). More at buttock.

Noun

boot (plural boots)

  1. A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.
    1. (sports) A kind of sports shoe worn by players of certain games such as cricket and football.
  2. A blow with the foot; a kick.
  3. (construction) A flexible cover of rubber or plastic, which may be preformed to a particular shape and used to protect a shaft, lever, switch, or opening from dust, dirt, moisture, etc.
  4. (usually preceded by definite article) A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.
  5. (US) A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp.
  6. A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft’s wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A deicing boot.
  7. (obsolete) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
  8. (archaic) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
  9. (US, military, law enforcement, slang) A recently arrived recruit; a rookie.
  10. (Australia, Britain, New Zealand, automotive) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.
    • 1998, Ruth Rendell, A Sight For Sore Eyes, 2010, page 260,
      He heaved the bag and its contents over the lip of the boot and on to the flagstones. When it was out, no longer in that boot but on the ground, and the bag was still intact, he knew the worst was over.
    • 2003, Keith Bluemel, Original Ferrari V-12 1965-1973: The Restorer’s Guide, unnumbered page,
      The body is constructed of welded steel panels, with the bonnet, doors and boot lid in aluminium on steel frames.
    • 2008, MB Chattelle, Richmond, London: The Peter Hacket Chronicles, page 104,
      Peers leant against the outside of the car a lit up her filter tip and watched as Bauer and Putin placed their compact suitcases in the boot of the BMW and slammed the boot lid down.
  11. (informal) The act or process of removing or firing someone (give someone the boot).
  12. (Britain, slang) unattractive person, ugly woman (usually as “old boot”)
  13. (firearms) A hard plastic case for a long firearm, typically moulded to the shape of the gun and intended for use in a vehicle.
  14. (baseball) A bobbled ball.
  15. (botany) The inflated flag leaf sheath of a wheat plant.
  16. (slang) A linear amplifier used with CB radio.
    • 1977, New Scientist (volume 74, page 764)
      Because of overcrowding, many a CB enthusiast (called an “apple”) is strapping an illegal linear amplifier (“boots“) on to his transceiver (“ears”) []
Synonyms
  • (shoe): buskin, mukluk
  • (blow with foot): kick
  • (car storage): trunk (US, Canada), dicky (India)
  • (parking enforcement device): wheel clamp
  • (sacked, dismissed): fired, laid off
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

boot (third-person singular simple present boots, present participle booting, simple past and past participle booted)

  1. To kick.
    I booted the ball toward my teammate.
  2. To put boots on, especially for riding.
    • 1641, Ben Jonson, Discoveries Made upon Men and Matter
      Coated and booted for it.
  3. (colloquial, Canada, US, usually with it) To step on the accelerator of a vehicle for faster acceleration than usual or to drive faster than usual.
    The storm is coming fast! Boot it!
    We had to boot it all the way there to get to our flight on time.
  4. To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering).
  5. (informal) To eject; kick out.
    We need to boot those troublemakers as soon as possible.
    The senator was booted from the committee for unethical behavior.
  6. (often with up) To start or restart a computer or other electronic system; to bootstrap.
    Boot up the system before 8 a.m. on weekdays.
  7. (computing, informal) To disconnect forcibly; to eject from an online service, conversation, etc.
    • 2002, Dan Verton, The Hacker Diaries – Page 67
      As an IRC member with operator status, Swallow was able to manage who was allowed to remain in chat sessions and who got booted off the channel.
    • 2003, John C. Dvorak, Chris Pirillo, Online! – Page 173
      Even flagrant violators of the TOS are not booted.
    • 2002, Jobe Makar, Macromedia Flash Mx Game Design Demystified – Page 544
      In Electroserver, the kick command disconnects a user totally from the server and gives him a message about why he was booted.
  8. (slang) To vomit.
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to boot all over your couch.
  9. (MLE, criminal slang) To shoot, to kill by gunfire.
Usage notes

The more common term for “to eject from a chatroom” etc. is kick.

Synonyms
  • (kick): hoof, kick
  • (disconnect from online conversation): kick
Derived terms
  • boot up the backside, boot up the bum
  • booting
  • boot one
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English boote, bote, bot, from Old English bōt (help, relief, advantage, remedy; compensation for an injury or wrong; (peace) offering, recompense, amends, atonement, reformation, penance, repentance), from Proto-Germanic *bōtō (atonement, improvement), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰed- (good). Akin to Old Norse bót (bettering, remedy) (Danish bod), Gothic ???????????????? (bōta), German Buße. Doublet of bote (a borrowing from Middle English).

Noun

boot (countable and uncountable, plural boots)

  1. (archaic, dialectal) Remedy, amends.
    • 1820, William Wordsworth, The Prioress’ Tale (from Chaucer)
      next her Son, our soul’s best boot
  2. (uncountable) Profit, plunder.
  3. (obsolete) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged; compensation; recompense.
  4. (obsolete) Profit; gain; advantage; use.
  5. (obsolete) Repair work; the act of fixing structures or buildings. [to mid-17th c.]
  6. (obsolete) A medicinal cure or remedy. [to mid-16th c.]
Derived terms
  • bootless
  • to boot
Translations

Verb

boot (third-person singular simple present boots, present participle booting, simple past and past participle booted)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To avail, benefit, profit.
    • 1594, Christopher Marlowe, Edward II, London: William Jones,[2]
      It bootes me not to threat, I must speake faire,
    • 1678 Richard Hooker, “A Sermon found in the study of Bishop Andrews” in Izaak Walton, The Life of Dr. Sanderson, late Bishop of Lincoln, London: Richard Marriot, p. 262,[3]
      What booteth it to others that we wish them well, and do nothing for them?
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To benefit, to enrich; to give in addition.
Translations

Etymology 3

Clipping of bootstrap.

Noun

boot (plural boots)

  1. (computing) The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

boot (third-person singular simple present boots, present participle booting, simple past and past participle booted)

  1. (computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, e.g. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
    Synonyms: bootstrap, boot up, start
    Antonyms: shut down, stop, turn off
Translations

Derived terms

  • reboot

Etymology 4

From bootleg (to make or sell illegally), by shortening

Noun

boot (plural boots)

  1. (informal) A bootleg recording.
    • 1999, “Tom Fletcher”, Looking for Iron Maiden boot traders (on newsgroup alt.music.bootlegs)
      I am looking to trade Iron Maiden boots. I have many Iron Maiden bootlegs. I have lots of Metallica. I trade CDR’s, tapes and videos.
Translations

Anagrams

  • OOTB, boto

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch boot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʊət/, [buə̯t]

Noun

boot (plural bote)

  1. boat

References


Bikol Central

Noun

boót

  1. willpower

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch boot, from Middle English bot (boat, ship), from Old English bāt, from Proto-Germanic *baitaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /boːt/
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): [boːt]
  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): [boʊt]
  • Hyphenation: boot
  • Rhymes: -oːt

Noun

boot m (plural boten, diminutive bootje n)

  1. boat

Synonyms

  • schip

Hyponyms

  • sloep, kayak, kano, pedalo

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: boot
  • Negerhollands: boot, bot
  • Papiamentu: boto

Karao

Noun

boot

  1. mold

Mansaka

Noun

boot

  1. squirrel

Middle English

Etymology 1

Noun

boot

  1. Alternative form of bote (boot)

Etymology 2

Noun

boot

  1. Alternative form of bote (help, aid)

Etymology 3

Noun

boot

  1. Alternative form of bot (boat)

Portuguese

Etymology

From English boot

Noun

boot m (plural boots)

  1. (computing) boot (the act or process of bootstrapping)

Quotations

For quotations using this term, see Citations:boot.


Tetum

Adjective

boot

  1. big


English

Etymology

re- +‎ boot

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹiːbuːt/ (noun, verb)
  • IPA(key): /ɹiːˈbuːt/ (verb)
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Noun

reboot (plural reboots)

  1. (computing) An instance of rebooting.
  2. (by extension) A fresh start.
  3. (narratology) The restarting of a series’ storyline, discarding all previous continuity.
  4. (widely considered a misuse) The restarting of a series’ storyline without discarding previous continuity.
    Synonyms: sequel, spin-off
    Coordinate term: remake

Derived terms

  • (computing): hard reboot

Translations

Verb

reboot (third-person singular simple present reboots, present participle rebooting, simple past and past participle rebooted)

  1. (computing, transitive, intransitive) To execute a computer’s boot process, effectively resetting the computer and causing the operating system to reload, possibly after a system failure.
  2. (by extension) To start afresh.
  3. Restart; to return to a an initial configuration or state.

Translations

See also

  • bootstrap

Anagrams

  • Booter, Botero, booter

Portuguese

Etymology

From English reboot.

Noun

reboot m (plural reboots)

  1. (computing) reboot (instance of rebooting)
    Synonym: reinício

Spanish

Etymology

From English reboot.

Noun

reboot m (uncountable)

  1. reboot (instance of rebooting)

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