boat (plural boats)
- A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter II, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0147 ↗:
- Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, […]. Even such a boat as the Mount Vernon offered a total deck space so cramped as to leave secrecy or privacy well out of the question, even had the motley and democratic assemblage of passengers been disposed to accord either.
- (poker slang) A full house.
- A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.
- a stone boat; a gravy boat
- (chemistry) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
- (AU, politics, informal) The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.
- French: bateau , barque, nacelle
- German: Boot, Schiff
- Italian: barca, nave, battello, schifo, scialuppa, lancia, natante
- Portuguese: barco, bote
- Russian: ло́дка
- Spanish: barca, bote, barco
- Italian: full
boat (boats, present participle boating; past and past participle boated)
- (intransitive) To travel by boat.
- (transitive) To transport in a boat.
- to boat goods
- (transitive) To place in a boat.
- to boat oars
- Spanish: barquear