boot [-s] n
ME > OFr < L.
- Hoof; animal foot.
- Tread; pace; stride; step in a funeral march; [fig.] load; weight; encumbrance; heavy burden.
- Footwear; high-top walking shoe; leather casing for feet; covering for the foot and lower leg; [fig.] progression; initiative; forward motion.
- Will to act; desire to serve.
- Claw; pincer; bird's lower extremity; bird appendage for perching.
- Root; underground fibrous system for a plant; [fig.] base; foundation.