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Boat appears in the following tongue twister:

  • toy boat

The word boat is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun boat

What does boat mean as a name of something?

Boat is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: boats

  1. a small vessel for travel on water
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: vessel / watercraft = a craft designed for water transportation
    • more specific terms:
      • ark = a boat built by Noah to save his family and animals from the flood
      • flatboat / lighter / barge / hoy = a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads
      • bumboat = a small boat that ferries supplies and commodities for sale to a larger ship at anchor
      • narrow boat / canal boat / narrowboat = a long boat that carries freight and is narrow enough to be used in canals
      • catamaran = a boat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck
      • ferryboat / ferry = a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
      • fireboat = a boat equipped to fight fires on ships or along a waterfront
      • gondola = long narrow flat-bottomed boat propelled by sculling
      • guard boat = a boat that is on guard duty (as in a harbor) around a fleet of warships
      • gunboat = a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns
      • junk = any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
      • longboat = the largest boat carried by a merchant sailing vessel
      • lugger = small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails
      • Mackinaw boat / mackinaw = a flat-bottomed boat used on upper Great Lakes
      • packet boat / mail boat / mailboat / packet = a boat for carrying mail
      • motorboat / powerboat = a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
      • pilot boat = a boat to carry pilots to and from large ships
      • police boat = a boat used by harbor police
      • punt = an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole
      • river boat = a boat used on rivers or to ply a river
      • sailing boat / sailboat = a small sailing vessel
      • scow = any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping ends
      • sea boat = a boat that is seaworthy
      • small boat = a boat that is small
      • steamboat = a boat propelled by a steam engine
      • surfboat = a boat that can be launched or landed in heavy surf
      • ship's boat / pinnace / cutter / tender = a boat for communication between ship and shore
      • towboat / tugboat / tower / tug = a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
    • part: boat whistle = a whistle on a boat that is sounded as a warning
  2. a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of boat: gravy boat / gravy holder / sauceboat
    • more generic word: dish = a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • more specific words: argyle / argyll = a covered gravy holder of silver or other metal containing a detachable central vessel for hot water to keep the gravy warm

Alternative definition of the noun boat


  1. 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.
  2. [context: poker slang] A full house.
  3. [chemistry] One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.

Specialised definition of the noun boat

Glossary of sports

a small vehicle that people use for moving on water (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb boat

What does boat mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: boated | boating | boats

  1. ride in a boat on water
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He skated Penny around the rink | He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique] [Adjective]Claire skated her skates blades blunt
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]Claire skated along the canal

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): balloon, bobsled, bus, cab, caravan, chariot, coach, dogsled, ferry, gondola, helicopter, jeep, jet, moped, motor, parachute, punt, rickshaw, rocket, sledge, sleigh, taxi, tram, trolley, yacht.

    • domain: navigation / pilotage / piloting
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: ride = be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
    • more specific words:
      • motorboat = ride in a motorboat
      • yacht = travel in a yacht
      • sail = travel on water propelled by wind
      • row = propel with oars
      • canoe = travel by canoe
      • kayak = travel in a small canoe
      • paddle = propel with a paddle

Alternative definition of the verb boat


  1. To travel by boat.


  1. BOAT, usually stylized as BOAT, is an American indie rock band from Seattle, Washington. Their album Dress Like Your Idols was released in 2011 on Magic Marker Records and has received favorable reviews and notable press from major media outlets including Pitchfork Media, and AllMusic.
    • albums: "Songs That You Might Not Like", "Life Is a Shipwreck, We Must Remember to Sing in the Lifeboats", "Let's Drag Our Feet", "Topps", "Setting the Paces", "Dress Like Your Idols", "Pretend to Be Brave"
    • official website:
  2. BOaT is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Boat Beam, Boat club, Belly Boat, Banana boat, Broken Boat, Freeto Boat, Shrimp Boat, Drunken Boat, Pea Green Boat, The Boat People, The Prayer Boat, The Duck Boat Series, Beautiful Pea Green Boat and Tom Williams and The Boat.


  1. Boat a.k.a. Sompot Chidgasornpongse is a screenwriter and film editor.
  2. Boat a.k.a. Sorawut Patheera appeared in the Final Score documentary film.

There are other people with in their name, like Billy Boat, Flower boat and Boat Vibulnan.


  1. "BOAT" is a composition.
  2. "Boat" is a musical album of Blab Happy.
    • released in (24 years ago)
  3. "Boat" is a composition.


  1. "Boat" is a short film directed by David Lynch, released in 2007 on the DVD anthology Dynamic:01.
  2. "Boat" is a 2009 film directed by Kim Young-nam and starring Ha Jung-woo and Satoshi Tsumabuki in the lead roles. It is a South Korean-Japanese co-production. The film charts the experiences and cross cultural friendship of a couple of smugglers.


Boat is a fictional character in the 2008 film, Siyama.


  1. 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 and shape.
  2. BOAT is a stock exchange.
  3. Boat is a print ad.
  4. Boat is a radio spot.
  5. Boat a.k.a. brother of ataxin-1 is a gene.

Phrases with Boat

Phrases starting with the word Boat:

  1. boat bug
  2. boat club
  3. boat deck
  4. boat hook
  5. Boat lift
  6. boat race
  7. Boat shoe
  8. boat song
  9. Boat Trip
  10. boat-race

Phrases ending with the word Boat:

  1. u-boat
  2. pt boat
  3. Ice boat
  4. Log Boat
  5. sea boat
  6. Una boat
  7. Full Boat
  8. Goat Boat
  9. mail boat
  10. Surf Boat

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Boat

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Google previewFishing Saskatchewan (2004)

An Angler's Guide to Provincial Waters by Michael Snook

A good boat is a fishing platform, an essential part of your strategy for presenting bait or lure to the fish in the best way possible. Whether you're...

One of the best tools available for controlling your boat is the electric trolling motor. An electric ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology (2005)

by Allan Beaver

boat Small sea or river vessel. Terminology is loose for it can never be defined when a dinghy ...

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Quotes about Boat

8 day's moon
As the sky

To swime a boat...
As the sky...

Boat gone
For sky

Of sea...
Wave of clouds...

Move and

making a

Moon boat
Move slow..

Nice of sky gallery... (Otteri Selvakumar)
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Scrabble value of B3O1A1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BOAT

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