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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elevator  \El"e*va`tor\,  n.  [L.,  one  who  raises  up  a  deliverer: 
  cf  F.  ['e]l['e]vateur.] 
  One  who  or  that  which  raises  or  lifts  up  anything  as: 
  a  A  mechanical  contrivance,  usually  an  endless  belt  or 
  chain  with  a  series  of  scoops  or  buckets,  for 
  transferring  grain  to  an  upper  loft  for  storage. 
  b  A  cage  or  platform  and  the  hoisting  machinery  in  a  hotel, 
  warehouse,  mine,  etc.,  for  conveying  persons,  goods, 
  etc.,  to  or  from  different  floors  or  levels;  --  called  in 
  England  a  lift;  the  cage  or  platform  itself 
  c  A  building  for  elevating,  storing,  and  discharging, 
  grain. 
  d  (Anat.)  A  muscle  which  serves  to  raise  a  part  of  the 
  body,  as  the  leg  or  the  eye. 
  e  (Surg.)  An  instrument  for  raising  a  depressed  portion  of 
  a  bone. 
 
  {Elevator  head},  {leg},  &  {boot},  the  boxes  in  which  the 
  upper  pulley,  belt,  and  lower  pulley,  respectively,  run  in 
  a  grain  elevator. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\,  n.  [OE.  bote,  OF  bote,  F.  botte,  LL  botta;  of 
  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  A  covering  for  the  foot  and  lower  part  of  the  leg, 
  ordinarily  made  of  leather. 
 
  2.  An  instrument  of  torture  for  the  leg,  formerly  used  to 
  extort  confessions,  particularly  in  Scotland. 
 
  So  he  was  put  to  the  torture,  which  in  Scotland  they 
  call  the  boots;  for  they  put  a  pair  of  iron  boots 
  close  on  the  leg,  and  drive  wedges  between  them  and 
  the  leg.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  3.  A  place  at  the  side  of  a  coach,  where  attendants  rode; 
  also  a  low  outside  place  before  and  behind  the  body  of 
  the  coach.  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  A  place  for  baggage  at  either  end  of  an  old-fashioned 
  stagecoach. 
 
  5.  An  apron  or  cover  (of  leather  or  rubber  cloth)  for  the 
  driving  seat  of  a  vehicle,  to  protect  from  rain  and  mud. 
 
  6.  (Plumbing)  The  metal  casing  and  flange  fitted  about  a  pipe 
  where  it  passes  through  a  roof. 
 
  {Boot  catcher},  the  person  at  an  inn  whose  business  it  was  to 
  pull  off  boots  and  clean  them  [Obs.]  --Swift. 
 
  {Boot  closer},  one  who  or  that  which  sews  the  uppers  of 
  boots. 
 
  {Boot  crimp},  a  frame  or  device  used  by  bootmakers  for 
  drawing  and  shaping  the  body  of  a  boot. 
 
  {Boot  hook},  a  hook  with  a  handle,  used  for  pulling  on  boots. 
 
 
  {Boots  and  saddles}  (Cavalry  Tactics),  the  trumpet  call  which 
  is  the  first  signal  for  mounted  drill. 
 
  {Sly  boots}.  See  {Slyboots},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Booted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Booting}.] 
  1.  To  profit;  to  advantage;  to  avail;  --  generally  followed 
  by  it  as  what  boots  it? 
 
  What  booteth  it  to  others  that  we  wish  them  well 
  and  do  nothing  for  them?  --Hooker. 
 
  What  subdued  To  change  like  this  a  mind  so  far 
  imbued  With  scorn  of  man,  it  little  boots  to  know 
  --Byron. 
 
  What  boots  to  us  your  victories?  --Southey. 
 
  2.  To  enrich;  to  benefit;  to  give  in  addition.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  I  will  boot  thee  with  what  gift  beside  Thy 
  modesty  can  beg.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\  (b[=oo]t),  n.  [OE.  bot,  bote,  advantage,  amends, 
  cure,  AS  b[=o]t;  akin  to  Icel.  b[=o]t,  Sw  bot,  Dan.  bod, 
  Goth.  b[=o]ta,  D.  boete,  G.  busse;  prop.,  a  making  good  or 
  better,  from  the  root  of  E.  better,  adj  [root]255.] 
  1.  Remedy;  relief;  amends;  reparation;  hence  one  who  brings 
  relief. 
 
  He  gaf  the  sike  man  his  boote.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Thou  art  boot  for  many  a  bruise  And  healest  many  a 
  wound.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Next  her  Son,  our  soul's  best  boot.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  given  to  make  an  exchange  equal,  or  to  make 
  up  for  the  deficiency  of  value  in  one  of  the  things 
  exchanged. 
 
  I'll  give  you  boot,  I'll  give  you  three  for  one 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Profit;  gain;  advantage;  use  [Obs.] 
 
  Then  talk  no  more  of  flight,  it  is  no  boot.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  boot},  in  addition;  over  and  above;  besides;  as  a 
  compensation  for  the  difference  of  value  between  things 
  bartered. 
 
  Helen,  to  change,  would  give  an  eye  to  boot.  --Shak. 
 
  A  man's  heaviness  is  refreshed  long  before  he  comes 
  to  drunkenness,  for  when  he  arrives  thither  he  hath 
  but  changed  his  heaviness,  and  taken  a  crime  to 
  boot.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Booted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Booting}.] 
  1.  To  put  boots  on  esp.  for  riding. 
 
  Coated  and  booted  for  it  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  To  punish  by  kicking  with  a  booted  foot.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\,  v.  i. 
  To  boot  one's  self  to  put  on  one's  boots. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boot  \Boot\,  n. 
  Booty;  spoil.  [Obs.  or  R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boot 
  n  1:  footwear  that  covers  the  whole  foot  and  lower  leg 
  2:  carries  luggage  or  shopping  or  tools  [syn:  {luggage 
  compartment},  {trunk}] 
  3:  an  instrument  of  torture  that  is  used  to  crush  the  foot  and 
  leg  [syn:  {iron  boot},  {iron  heel}] 
  4:  the  act  of  delivering  a  blow  with  the  foot;  "he  gave  the 
  ball  a  powerful  kick"  [syn:  {kick},  {kicking}] 
  v  1:  kick;  give  a  boot  to 
  2:  cause  to  load  (an  operating  system)  and  start  the  initial 
  processes;  "boot  your  computer"  [syn:  {reboot},  {bring  up}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  boot  v.,n.  [techspeak;  from  `by  one's  bootstraps']  To  load  and 
  initialize  the  operating  system  on  a  machine.  This  usage  is  no  longer 
  jargon  (having  passed  into  techspeak)  but  has  given  rise  to  some 
  derivatives  that  are  still  jargon. 
 
  The  derivative  `reboot'  implies  that  the  machine  hasn't  been  down 
  for  long,  or  that  the  boot  is  a  {bounce}  (sense  4)  intended  to  clear 
  some  state  of  {wedgitude}.  This  is  sometimes  used  of  human  thought 
  processes,  as  in  the  following  exchange:  "You've  lost  me."  "OK,  reboot. 
  Here's  the  theory...." 
 
  This  term  is  also  found  in  the  variants  `cold  boot'  (from 
  power-off  condition)  and  `warm  boot'  (with  the  CPU  and  all  devices 
  already  powered  up  as  after  a  hardware  reset  or  software  crash). 
 
  Another  variant:  `soft  boot',  reinitialization  of  only  part  of  a 
  system,  under  control  of  other  software  still  running:  "If  you're  running 
  the  {mess-dos}  emulator,  control-alt-insert  will  cause  a  soft-boot  of 
  the  emulator,  while  leaving  the  rest  of  the  system  running." 
 
  Opposed  to  this  there  is  `hard  boot',  which  connotes  hostility 
  towards  or  frustration  with  the  machine  being  booted:  "I'll  have  to 
  hard-boot  this  losing  Sun."  "I  recommend  booting  it  hard."  One  often 
  hard-boots  by  performing  a  {power  cycle}. 
 
  Historical  note:  this  term  derives  from  `bootstrap  loader',  a  short 
  program  that  was  read  in  from  cards  or  paper  tape,  or  toggled  in 
  from  the  front  panel  switches.  This  program  was  always  very  short 
  (great  efforts  were  expended  on  making  it  short  in  order  to  minimize 
  the  labor  and  chance  of  error  involved  in  toggling  it  in),  but  was  just 
  smart  enough  to  read  in  a  slightly  more  complex  program  (usually  from 
  a  card  or  paper  tape  reader),  to  which  it  handed  control;  this  program 
  in  turn  was  smart  enough  to  read  the  application  or  operating  system 
  from  a  magnetic  tape  drive  or  disk  drive.  Thus  in  successive  steps, 
  the  computer  `pulled  itself  up  by  its  bootstraps'  to  a  useful  operating 
  state.  Nowadays  the  bootstrap  is  usually  found  in  ROM  or  EPROM,  and 
  reads  the  first  stage  in  from  a  fixed  location  on  the  disk,  called  the 
  `boot  block'.  When  this  program  gains  control,  it  is  powerful  enough 
  to  load  the  actual  OS  and  hand  control  over  to  it 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  boot 
 
    (from  "{bootstrap}"  or  "to  pull  oneself  up 
  by  one's  bootstraps")  To  load  and  initialise  the  {operating 
  system}  on  a  computer. 
 
  See  {reboot},  {cold  boot},  {warm  boot},  {soft  boot},  {hard 
  boot},  {bootstrap},  {bootstrap  loader}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-11-27) 
 
 




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