booth

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 búa, or "dwell."

Definitions of booth
  1. noun
    a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment
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    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)
    newsstand
    a stall where newspapers and other periodicals are sold
    type of:
    shop, store
    a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
  2. noun
    small area set off by walls for special use
    synonyms: cubicle, kiosk, stall
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    confessional
    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:
    closet
    a small private room for study or prayer
  3. noun
    a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high-backed benches
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    type of:
    table
    a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
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