Definition for BOOT

BOOT, n.1

  1. Profit; gain; advantage; that which is given to make the exchange equal, or to supply the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged. – Shak.
  2. To boot, in addition to; over and above; besides; a compensation for the difference of value between things bartered; as, I will give my house for yours, with one hundred dollars to boot. [Sax. to bote. The phrase is pure Saxon.]
  3. Spoil; plunder. [See Booty.] – Shak.

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