- (n.) Remedy; relief; amends; reparation; hence, one who brings relief.
- (n.) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged.
- (n.) Profit; gain; advantage; use.
- (v. t.) To profit; to advantage; to avail; -- generally followed by it; as, what boots it?
- (v. t.) To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
- (n.) A covering for the foot and lower part of the leg, ordinarily made of leather.
- (n.) An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
- (n.) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
- (n.) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
- (n.) An apron or cover (of leather or rubber cloth) for the driving seat of a vehicle, to protect from rain and mud.
- (n.) The metal casing and flange fitted about a pipe where it passes through a roof.
- (v. t.) To put boots on, esp. for riding.
- (v. t.) To punish by kicking with a booted foot.
- (v. i.) To boot one's self; to put on one's boots.
- (n.) Booty; spoil.
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