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Definition of the noun boost

What does boost mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: boosts

  1. the act of giving hope or support to someone
  2. an increase in cost
  3. the act of giving a push
    • example: he gave her a boost over the fence
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: push / pushing = the act of applying force in order to move something away

Alternative definition of the noun boost


  1. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.
  2. [context: automotive engineering] A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers.

Specialised definition of the noun boost

Glossary of sports / synchronized swimming

a rapid, headfirst rise out of the water in synchronized swimming where the swimmer aims to raise as much of her body as possible above the water surface (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

a move in which the swimmer rises rapidly out of the water, head first, bringing as much of the body as possible above the surface

Definition of the verb boost

What does boost mean as a doing word?

Boost is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: boosted | boosting | boosts

  1. increase
  2. give a boost to; be beneficial to
    • example: The tax cut will boost the economy
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: increase = make bigger or more
  3. contribute to the progress or growth of
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]We promoted the cause
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, arbitrary control with -ing]We promoted writing novels
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme, possessive with -ing]We promoted their writing novels

      Promote Verbs (with the same syntax): advance, emphasize, encourage, further, invite, promote.

    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of boost: advance / encourage / further / promote
    • more generic terms: back up / support = give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    • more specific terms:
  4. increase or raise
    • example: boost the voltage in an electrical circuit
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of boost: advance / supercharge
    • more generic word: increase = make bigger or more
  5. push or shove upward, as if from below or behind
    • example: The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: thrust = push forcefully

Alternative definition of the verb boost


  1. To lift or push from behind (one who is endeavoring to climb); to push up; hence, to assist in overcoming obstacles, or in making advancement.
  2. [slang] To steal.

Specialised definition of the verb boost

Glossary of sports

to make something increase (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Boost: Cadbury Boost is a chocolate bar that is designed and marketed by Cadbury Ireland in the Republic of Ireland. The bar is sold in the UK and South Africa by Cadbury UK, and in Australia and New Zealand by the Australian Office in Ringwood. Its wrapper says that it consists of milk chocolate with caramel and biscuit filling. The wrapper also states that Boost is "Charged with glucose.


  1. Boost: Simon Gray established Boost Drinks in 2001 and it is now the UK’s 2nd largest energy drinks brand with nearly 20 different products across the Boost Energy, Boost Active and Boost Sport ranges. It is the only brand that covers all three sectors of functional drinks – stimulation energy, glucose and sports/isotonic.
  2. Boost is a Indian malt-chocolate-flavored health food drink manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It was launched in the mid-1970s in Kerala before being released nationwide in the early 80s. Sachin Tendulkar has been the brand ambassador for nearly a decade. Virender Sehwag joined in 2002. The product's slogan "Boost is the secret of my energy" is ubiquitous in India.


"Boost" is an artwork (artificial leather) by Adidas, begun in (16 years ago).

  • media: artificial leather


  1. "Boost" a.k.a. "The Boost" is a 1988 drama film directed by Harold Becker. It stars James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, June Chandler and Amanda Blake.
  2. "Boost" is a film.
    • genre: Sports
    • released in (11 years ago)


  1. "Boost" is a musical single of Dreamwaver.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  2. "Boost" a.k.a. "Boost!" is a musical single of Madis Sillamo.
  3. "Boost" is a composition.
  4. "Boost" is a composition.


  1. Boost is a fictional character from the 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film Cars.
  2. Boost a.k.a. Cook is a fictional character from the 2003 film Tagore.
    • read more about Cook
  3. Boost is a fictional mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. His first appearance was in Uncanny X-Men '97 Annual.


  1. Boost is a set of libraries for the C++ programming language that provide support for tasks and structures such as linear algebra, pseudorandom number generation, multithreading, image processing, regular expressions, and unit testing. It contains over eighty individual libraries.
    • genre: Library
    • license: Boost Software License
    • official website:
  2. Boost: BOOST® is the brand name of a line of nutritional products first introduced in 1995 by Mead Johnson Nutritionals, which was purchased by Novartis along with all its other adult nutrition products by Mead Johnson in 2002. BOOST® was sold to Nestlé Nutrition in 2007 and is manufactured by Nestlé HealthCare Nutrition, Inc, a subsidiary of Nestlé Health Science.
  3. boost is a software developer.

Phrases with Boost

  1. boost up
  2. to boost
  3. tax boost

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Boost

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Google previewToday’s Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding, Classroom Manual and Shop Manual (2017)

by Chris Hadfield, Randy Nussler

Turbo boost is the positive pressure increase created by the turbocharger. A BIT OF HISTORY...

Google previewToday’s Technician: Automotive Engine Repair & Rebuilding (2009)

by Chris Hadfield

Turbo boost is the positive pressure increase created by the turbocharger. Compressed air...

Google previewThe Force of Symmetry (1995)

by Vincent Icke

t A Lorentz boost is a Lorentz transformation that keeps the direction of the spatial coordinates the same. t This is what appears in some textbooks as 'a 194 The physics of a tablecloth 10.8 Yang-Mills fields.

Google previewA Common Fate (1995)

Endangered Salmon and the People of the Pacific Northwest by Joseph Cone

The wave boost is an aid, not a necessity, for the jump. Just as remarkable are the ranges of leaps; a coho salmon of twelve pounds can leap six feet up and twelve feet out, a 1:1 weight-to-extension ratio. Compare that with American track star ...

Google previewSerialization and Persistent Objects (2014)

Turning Data Structures into Efficient Databases by Jiri Soukup, Petr Macháček

Boost is an open source library of data structures which also includes serialization. The serialization requires too much user input to qualify, in our terms, to be considered an automatic persistence, yet it was recently proposed as a C++ ...

Google previewThe Cosmic Compendium: Interstellar Travel (2015)

by Rupert W Anderson

However, in the Alcubierre model the spacetime expansion boost is the driving phenomenon, whereas in the Chung–Freese model ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Music (2005)

The skirts, however, remain constant for all boost/cut levels. Prosa : Typically, text added to the sequence of a Mass, originally those that were written in prose rather than poetic meter Proscenium : The part of the stage between the curtain and ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanism (1848)

by John Russel Bartlett

TO BOOST. To lift or raise by pushing.—Webster. Chiefly used by boys, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

During the BOOST PHASE, the ROCKET engines accelerate the missile and its warhead PAY- LOAD through and out of the ATMOSPHERE and provide intense, highly specific observables. A POST-BOOST PHASE, or BUS deployment phase ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

lift, tide 5 boost, favor, leg up, serve 6 back up, chip in, second, squire, succor, uphold, wait on 7 backing, bail out, benefit, bolster, further, help out, pitch in, promote, relieve, support, sustain, work for 8 abetment, expedite, stump for, tide over, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Algorithms (2008)

by Ming-Yang Kao

The Boost Graph Library. Addison- Wesley ...

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Small photo of Subang Jaya, Malaysia - 7 May 2018 : Hand hold a boost chocolate bites packet brand CADBURY in the supermarket.Small photo of Green tea matcha latte vertical top view. This latte is a delicious way to enjoy the energy boost & healthy benefits of matcha. Matcha is a powder of green tea leaves packed with antioxidants.Small photo of Minsk, Belarus. May, 2018. Three robots: Lego Boost, Lego Mindstorms EV3 and Jimu Ubtech. Flat Lay. STEM education. Technology.Small photo of A left hand of a woman with white background holding three small ripe golden bananas, which is tropical fruit found widely in Asia and highly recommended for energy boost for runners.Small photo of Minsk, Belarus. January, 2018. A teenager boy is programming a robot on iPad Apple. A cat assembled from a Lego Boost constructor named Franky. Classes on robotics. STEM education.Small photo of November, 2017. Minsk, Belarus. Lego Boost Robot Vernie draws a robot 3d pen with a blue plastic handle. Robotics class for child and teen. Mathematics. Engineering. Technology. STEM education.Small photo of Boost Business team hands at work with financial reports and a laptop More...

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I'll tell you, I think that the Internet has provided an enormous boost to film criticism by giving people an opportunity to self publish or to find sites that are friendly. (Roger Ebert)
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Scrabble value of B3O1O1S1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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