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Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.
George Matthew Adams

Meaning of "boat" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOAT

Old English bāt; related to Old Norse beit boat.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOAT

boat  [bəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOAT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Boat is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb boat in English.

WHAT DOES BOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

boat

Boat

A boat is a watercraft of any size designed to float or plane, to work or travel on water. Small boats are typically found on inland or in protected coastal areas. However, boats such as the whaleboat were designed for operation from a ship in an offshore environment. In naval terms, a boat is a vessel small enough to be carried aboard another vessel. Another less restrictive definition is a vessel that can be lifted out of the water. Some definitions do not make a distinction in size, as 1000-foot bulk freighters on the Great Lakes are called oreboats. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as 'boats' rather than 'ships', regardless of their size. Boats have a wide variety of shapes and sizes and construction methods due to their intended purpose, available materials or local traditions. Canoe type boats have a long history and various versions are used throughout the world for transportation, fishing or sport. Fishing boats vary widely in style partly to match local conditions. Pleasure boats include ski boats, pontoon boats, and sailboats. House boats may be used for vacationing or long-term housing.

Definition of boat in the English dictionary

The first definition of boat in the dictionary is a small vessel propelled by oars, paddle, sails, or motor for travelling, transporting goods, etc, esp one that can be carried aboard a larger vessel. Other definition of boat is a submarine. Boat is also a container for gravy, sauce, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BOAT

PRESENT

Present
I boat
you boat
he/she/it boats
we boat
you boat
they boat
Present continuous
I am boating
you are boating
he/she/it is boating
we are boating
you are boating
they are boating
Present perfect
I have boated
you have boated
he/she/it has boated
we have boated
you have boated
they have boated
Present perfect continuous
I have been boating
you have been boating
he/she/it has been boating
we have been boating
you have been boating
they have been boating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I boated
you boated
he/she/it boated
we boated
you boated
they boated
Past continuous
I was boating
you were boating
he/she/it was boating
we were boating
you were boating
they were boating
Past perfect
I had boated
you had boated
he/she/it had boated
we had boated
you had boated
they had boated
Past perfect continuous
I had been boating
you had been boating
he/she/it had been boating
we had been boating
you had been boating
they had been boating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will boat
you will boat
he/she/it will boat
we will boat
you will boat
they will boat
Future continuous
I will be boating
you will be boating
he/she/it will be boating
we will be boating
you will be boating
they will be boating
Future perfect
I will have boated
you will have boated
he/she/it will have boated
we will have boated
you will have boated
they will have boated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been boating
you will have been boating
he/she/it will have been boating
we will have been boating
you will have been boating
they will have been boating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would boat
you would boat
he/she/it would boat
we would boat
you would boat
they would boat
Conditional continuous
I would be boating
you would be boating
he/she/it would be boating
we would be boating
you would be boating
they would be boating
Conditional perfect
I would have boat
you would have boat
he/she/it would have boat
we would have boat
you would have boat
they would have boat
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been boating
you would have been boating
he/she/it would have been boating
we would have been boating
you would have been boating
they would have been boating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you boat
we let´s boat
you boat
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to boat
Past participle
boated
Present Participle
boating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOAT


coat
kəʊt
cote
kəʊt
coyote
ˈkɔɪəʊt
denote
dɪˈnəʊt
devote
dɪˈvəʊt
endnote
ˈɛndˌnəʊt
float
fləʊt
goat
ɡəʊt
Grote
ɡrəʊt
houseboat
ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt
keynote
ˈkiːˌnəʊt
note
nəʊt
promote
prəˈməʊt
quote
kwəʊt
remote
rɪˈməʊt
rote
rəʊt
throat
θrəʊt
tote
təʊt
vote
vəʊt
wrote
rəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOAT

boastless
boat deck
boat drill
boat neck
boat people
boat race
boat ride
boat shoes
boat train
boat trip
boat-billed heron
boat-shaped
boatable
boatbill
boatbuilder
boatbuilding
boatel
boater
boatful
boathook

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOAT

afloat
deep throat
fishing boat
fur coat
have by the throat
in the same boat
lifeboat
miss the boat
moat
oat
on the coat
petticoat
raincoat
sailboat
steamboat
sugar-coat
the Goat
trench coat
U-boat
waistcoat

Synonyms and antonyms of boat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BOAT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «boat» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of boat

Translation of «boat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOAT

Find out the translation of boat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of boat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «boat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小船
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

barco
570 millions of speakers

English

boat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नाव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَرْكَب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

лодка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

barco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নৌকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bateau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bot
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Boot
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボート
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kapal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuyền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

படகு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tekne
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nave
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łódź
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

човен
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

barcă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βάρκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boot
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

båt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

båt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of boat

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOAT»

The term «boat» is very widely used and occupies the 4.057 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOAT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «boat» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «boat» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about boat

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10 QUOTES WITH «BOAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word boat.
1
Tony Abbott
Most of the people who are coming to Australia by boat have passed through several countries on the way, and if they simply wanted asylum they could have claimed that in any of the countries through which they'd passed.
2
George Matthew Adams
Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.
3
Neal Asher
I've been an engineer, barman, skip lorry driver, coalman, boat window manufacturer, contract grass cutter and builder.
4
William Henry Ashley
After the departure of the land parties, I embarked with six men on thursday, the 21st april, on board my newly made boat and began the descent of the river.
5
Blake Bailey
My father was a golden boy from a very small town. He won a very prestigious law scholarship to NYU Law School, and there in Greenwich Village, he met my mother, who was very young, fresh off the boat from Germany.
6
Alec Baldwin
In the film business, when you're young, you just want to work. But when you're older, it has more to do with who's involved with the project - who you're going to get in the boat with.
7
Jane Birkin
If I were mayor, I'd invite everyone to have free boat trips on the river and free balloon rides over the city. I'd let the elderly in residential homes wander free.
8
Elayne Boosler
I am thankful the most important key in history was invented. It's not the key to your house, your car, your boat, your safety deposit box, your bike lock or your private community. It's the key to order, sanity, and peace of mind. The key is 'Delete.'
9
John Breaux
I put myself and all the members of Congress in the same boat of things that could have been done better.
10
Mark Carwardine
To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOAT»

Discover the use of boat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to boat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America’s deviant subcultures, trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for ...
Eddie Huang, 2013
2
Three Men in a Boat
Oh! exclaimed George, grasping the idea; but we can't drink the river, you know!
Jerome K. Jerome, 2010
3
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest ...
For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of ...
Daniel James Brown, 2013
4
Three Men in a Boat
THERE were four of us-George and William Samuel Harris and myself and Montmorency. We were sitting in my room smoking and talking about how bad we were-bad from a medical point of view I mean of course.
Jerome K. Jerome, 2009
5
The Cardboard Boat Book: How to build an ...
The boats are 8-feet long, weigh about 25-pounds, and can accommodate a 250-pound person without risking structural damage. Each boat is constructed with 21-pieces of cardboard that are used to make 7-component parts.
‎2009
6
The Essentials of Living Aboard a Boat: The Definitive Guide ...
Here is a book that will give you a lot of little insights into what you will be gaining, and what you will be losing. The book is intended as a resource to help you learn about the liveaboard lifestyle.
Mark Nicholas, 2005
7
The Open Boat and Other Stories
Four prized selections by one of America's greatest writers: "The Open Boat," based on a harrowing incident in the author's life: the 1897 sinking of a ship on which he was a passenger; "The Blue Hotel" and "The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky," ...
Stephen Crane, 2012
8
How to Build Wooden Boats: With 16 Small-Boat Designs
Presents step-by-step instructions and diagrams for creating sixteen small-boat designs, and offers advice on selecting a design, choosing and assembling building materials, and the actual construction.
Edwin Monk, 1993
9
Upgrading Your Boat's Interior
This is a visual, hand-holding guide, dwelling on the practical details of upgrading every aspect of a tired boat's interior and related systems as it explains each procedure rather than focussing on the theory (which is relegated to an ...
Mike Westin, 2013
10
Understanding Boat Design
This new volume has been greatly expanded and contains information on many aspects of design that were not even thought of twenty years ago.
Edward S. Brewer, Ted Brewer, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term boat is used in the context of the following news items.
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Police: Body found in Ohio River likely capsized boat victim
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities believe they have recovered the body of one of the three people who have been missing since a pontoon ... «seattlepi.com, Jul 15»
2
Man to face homicide charges in deadly boat crash
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said a boat driven Joshua Dean Puckett crashed into another boat near Point Defiance park. «KING5.com, Jul 15»
3
Sturgeon jumps on boat, kills girl, 5, and injures two others
Florida officials are investigating a sturgeon strike that killed a 5-year-old girl and injured her mother and older brother. All three were on a boat ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
4
UPDATED: Woman dies after being thrown from boat on Cass Lake
BEMIDJI -- An Eden Prairie woman died Saturday after being thrown from a boat on Cass Lake and a Minnetonka man has been arrested on ... «Bemidji Pioneer, Jul 15»
5
Witness to horrific July 4 boat crash: 'I'm still kind of shaking'
Investigators said the causing boat and all three of his passengers were thrown into the water. One of those boaters has still not been found. «KOMO News, Jul 15»
6
Sheriff: One Man Dead After Argument At Boat Landing
Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) An Orangeburg County man is in custody and a Sumter man is dead after an argument at a boat landing over the ... «WLTX.com, Jul 15»
7
Osceola boat owners on edge after two thefts in as many weeks
In both instances, the thieves hauled the boat away from the owner's driveway, stripped it to turn a quick buck, then dumped the boat on the ... «WSBT-TV, Jul 15»
8
Dolphin jumps into boat, breaks woman's ankles
The Frickman family was thrilled when a pod of dolphins began swimming alongside their small boat. The creatures rode the wake and jumped ... «KRMG, Jul 15»
9
Woman who died from fall from boat identified as Tuscumbia woman
FLORENCE — Authorities identified the victim of a Saturday evening single-boat accident on Pickwick Lake as a Tuscumbia woman. «Times Daily, Jul 15»
10
Man, woman killed after boat crashes into rocks on Mountain Island …
North Carolina Wildlife officers cannot say yet why a Charlotte man steered his boat into an outcropping of rocks on Mountain Island Lake late ... «WSOC Charlotte, Jul 15»

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