A booth is a temporary table, tent, or area that you set up in order to sell something. You might have a cupcake booth at a school craft fair, for example.

You might stop at an information booth in a tourist town, or or shop for records at a music booth in your local flea market. You can use the noun booth for any small, impermanent stall, kiosk, or stand. Another kind of booth is the cozy, private seating area at a restaurant that often has high walls and benches around a table. Booth has an Old Norse origin, the word buth, which is rooted in bĂșa, or "dwell."

Definitions of booth

n a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment

sales booth, stall, stand
a booth where articles are displayed for sale
coffee stall
a stand (usually movable) selling hot coffee and food (especially at night)
a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
Type of:
shop, store
a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

n small area set off by walls for special use

cubicle, kiosk, stall
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a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions
polling booth
a temporary booth in a polling place which people enter to cast their votes
prompt box, prompter's box
a booth projecting above the floor in the front of a stage where the prompter sits; opens toward the performers on stage
shower bath, shower stall
booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
call box, phone booth, telephone booth, telephone box, telephone kiosk
booth for using a telephone
tolbooth, tollbooth, tollhouse
a booth at a tollgate where the toll collector collects tolls
voting booth
a booth in which a person can cast a private vote
Type of:
a small private room for study or prayer

n a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches

Type of:
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

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