Definition of booth in English:


Syllabification: booth
Pronunciation: /bo͞oTH


  • 1A small temporary tent or structure at a market, fair, or exhibition, used for selling goods, providing information, or staging shows.
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    • They set up temporary information booths at every village.
    • The market opened 100 booths selling South Korean clothes on 2,600 square meters of floor last August.
    • The exhibition booths show off everything from jewellery to furniture, from paintings to gourmet delicacies, from beauty and aromatherapy products to sculpture.
  • 1.1A small room where a vendor sits separated from customers by a window: a ticket booth
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    • The transfer station has a human ticket vendor whose booth is adorned with Tri-Rail schedules and announcements.
    • She pulled up to the entrance gate and rolled down her window to the ticket booth.
    • Only one employee could fit in the store because it was a Fotomat, one of those freestanding film-developing booths with a drive-up window.
  • 2An enclosure or compartment for various purposes, such as telephoning, broadcasting, or voting: the phone booth alongside the highway ex-athletes in the broadcast booth
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    • In the middle of the Mojave Desert is a phone booth housing the sole telephone for 16 miles in any direction.
    • Wi-fi providers have targeted a growing number of potential venues within which to establish access points, including hotels, airports, phone booths and restaurants.
    • I phoned Henning late that night in a phone booth near the restaurant.
    cubicle, kiosk, box, enclosure
  • 3A set of a table and benches in a restaurant or bar: I sat in a booth with coffee and a roll
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    • At restaurants, ask for a booth or side table where you can sit close to the wall when nursing.
    • The period decor emphasises dark oak and marble-topped tables, and along one side there are individual booths with leather benches.
    • Tables and comfortable booths cover the floor of the small rectangular restaurant.


Middle English (in the general sense 'temporary dwelling or shelter'): from Old Norse buth, based on búa 'dwell'.

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