What is the difference between boot and arc?

boot | arc |

As nouns the difference between boot and arc

is that boot is a heavy shoe that covers part of the leg or boot can be {{context|dated|lang=en}} remedy, amends or boot can be {{context|computing|lang=en}} the act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device or boot can be a bootleg recording while arc is {{context|astronomy|lang=en}} that part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon {{defdate|from 14th c}}.

As verbs the difference between boot and arc

is that boot is to kick or boot can be {{context|transitive|lang=en}} to profit, avail, benefit or boot can be {{context|computing|lang=en}} to bootstrap; to start a system, eg a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap while arc is {{context|intransitive|lang=en}} to move following a curved path.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) boote, .


(wikipedia boot) (en noun)
  • A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.
  • A blow with the foot; a kick.
  • (construction) A flexible cover of rubber or plastic, which may be preformed to a particular shape and used to protect a shaft, lever, switch, or opening from dust, dirt, moisture, etc.
  • A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.
  • (US) A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp.
  • A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft’s wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A deicing boot.
  • (obsolete) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
  • (archaic) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
  • (Australia, British, NZ, automotive) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.
  • * 1998 , , A Sight For Sore Eyes , 2010, page 260,
  • He heaved the bag and its contents over the lip of the boot' and on to the flagstones. When it was out, no longer in that ' boot but on the ground, and the bag was still intact, he knew the worst was over.
  • * 2003 , Keith Bluemel, Original Ferrari V-12 1965-1973: The Restorer's Guide , unnumbered page,
  • The body is constructed of welded steel panels, with the bonnet, doors and boot lid in aluminium on steel frames.
  • * 2008 , MB Chattelle, Richmond, London: The Peter Hacket Chronicles , page 104,
  • Peers leant against the outside of the car a lit up her filter tip and watched as Bauer and Putin placed their compact suitcases in the boot' of the BMW and slammed the ' boot lid down.
  • (computing, informal) The act or process of removing somebody from a chat room.
  • (British, slang) unattractive person, ugly woman
  • (firearms) A hard plastic case for a long firearm, typically moulded to the shape of the gun and intended for use in a vehicle.
  • Synonyms
    * (shoe) buskin, mukluk * (blow with foot) kick * (car storage) trunk (US) * (parking enforcement device) wheel clamp * fired, laid off
    Derived terms
    * bet one's boots * boot camp * boot cut * Boot Hill * bootless * bootstrap * car boot, car boot sale, boot sale * chewie on ya boot * Denver boot, aka wheel clamp * get the boot * give the boot * horse boot * army boot * Australian boot * Chelsea boot * chukka boot * combat boot * cowboy boot * football boot * go-go boot * gum boot, gumboot * Hessian boot * hiking boot * hip boot * hobnail boot * jackboot * Jesus boots * jump boot, paratrooper boot * jungle boot * knee high boot * kinky boot * Malay boot * motorcycle boot * riding boot * rigger boot * shake in one's boots * shoot the boots * ski boot * snowboard boot * Spanish boot * steel-toe boot * tabi boot * tanker boot * the boot is on the other foot * thigh boot * thigh-high boot * ugg boot, ug boot * walking boot (aka ankle walker) * Wellington boots * work boot


    (en verb)
  • To kick.
  • I booted the ball toward my teammate.
  • To put boots on, especially for riding.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • Coated and booted for it.
  • To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering).
  • (informal) To forcibly eject.
  • We need to boot those troublemakers as soon as possible
  • (slang) To vomit.
  • Sorry, I didn’t mean to boot all over your couch.
  • (computing, informal) To disconnect forcibly; to eject from an online service, conversation, etc.
  • * 2002 , Dan Verton, The Hacker Diaries - Page 67
  • As an IRC member with operator status, Swallow was able to manage who was allowed to remain in chat sessions and who got booted off the channel.
  • * 2003 , John C. Dvorak, Chris Pirillo, Online! - Page 173
  • Even flagrant violators of the TOS are not booted .
  • * 2002 , Jobe Makar, Macromedia Flash Mx Game Design Demystified - Page 544
  • In Electroserver, the kick command disconnects a user totally from the server and gives him a message about why he was booted .
    Usage notes
    The more common term for “to eject from a chatroom” etc. is kick .
    * (kick) hoof, kick * (disconnect from online conversation) kick
    Derived terms
    * boot up * boot up the backside, boot up the bum

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) boote, bote, bot, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * bote


  • (dated) remedy, amends
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Thou art boot for many a bruise / And healest many a wound.
  • * Wordsworth
  • next her Son, our soul's best boot
  • (uncountable) profit, plunder
  • (obsolete) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged; compensation; recompense
  • * Shakespeare
  • I'll give you boot , I'll give you three for one.
  • (obsolete) Profit; gain; advantage; use.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Then talk no more of flight, it is no boot .
    Derived terms
    * to boot


    (en verb)
  • to profit, avail, benefit
  • * Hooker
  • What booteth it to others that we wish them well, and do nothing for them?
  • * Byron
  • What subdued / To change like this a mind so far imbued / With scorn of man, it little boots to know.
  • * Southey
  • What boots to us your victories?
  • To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And I will boot thee with what gift beside / Thy modesty can beg.

    Etymology 3

    Shortening of (bootstrap).


    (en noun)
  • (computing) The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device.
  • It took three boot s, but I finally got the application installed.
    Derived terms
    * boot disk * boot loader * boot sector * cold boot * dual boot * hot boot * warm boot


    (en verb)
  • (computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, e.g. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
  • When arriving at the office, first thing I do is booting my machine.

    Derived terms

    * reboot

    Etymology 4

    From , by shortening


    (en noun)
  • A bootleg recording.
  • arc


    (wikipedia arc)


    (en noun)
  • (astronomy) That part of a circle which a heavenly body appears to pass through as it moves above and below the horizon.
  • (geometry) A continuous part of the circumference of a circle (circular arc) or of an other curve.
  • A curve, in general.
  • A band contained within parallel curves, or something of that shape.
  • (electrics) A flow of current across an insulating medium; especially a hot, luminous discharge between either two electrodes or as lightning.
  • A story arc.
  • (mathematics) A continuous mapping from a real interval (typically [0, 1]) into a space.
  • (graph theory) A directed edge.
  • Synonyms

    * (curve) curve, swoop * (circular arc) circular arc, circle segment * (directed edge) arrow, directed edge


  • To move following a curved path.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=February 4 , author=Gareth Roberts , title=Wales 19-26 England , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Gatland's side got back to within striking distance when fly-half Jones's clever pass sent centre Jonathan Davies arcing round Shontayne Hape.}}
  • To form an electrical arc.
  • Anagrams

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