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Boat - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] a small vessel for travel on water
[n] a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
[v] ride in a boat on water

Synonyms

gravy boat - (3 syllables), sauceboat - (3 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Boat\, n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf. {Bateau}.]
1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail. Note: Different kinds of boats have different names; as, canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc.
2. 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. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat. Note: 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. {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.
\Boat\ (b[=o]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Boating}.]
1. To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.
2. To place in a boat; as, to boat oars. {To boat the oars}. See under {Oar}.
\Boat\, v. i. To go or row in a boat. I boated over, ran my craft aground. --Tennyson.

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