Definition of booth in English:

booth

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Pronunciation: /buːð
 
, buːθ
 
/

noun

  • 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.
    Synonyms
  • 2An enclosed compartment that allows privacy, for example when telephoning, voting, or sitting in a restaurant.
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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.
    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'.

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