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booth

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Pronunciation: /buːð
 
, buːθ
 
/

Definition of booth in English:

noun

1A small temporary tent or structure at a market, fair, or exhibition, used for selling goods, providing information, or staging shows.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
2An enclosed compartment that allows privacy, for example when telephoning, voting, or sitting in a restaurant.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
cubicle, kiosk, box, compartment, enclosure, cupboard, carrel, cubbyhole;
cabin, hut;
alcove, bay, recess

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with booth

smooth, soothe

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