Know Your Next Word : boat

18. boat :

noun :

1. a small ship, generally for specialized use : a fishing boat

2. a vessel for transport by water, constructed to provide buoyancy by excluding water and shaped to give stability and permit propulsion

3. a ship

verb :

4. to go in a boat : We boated down the Thames.

5. to transport in a boat : They boated us across the bay.

6. to fail to take advantage of an opportunity : He missed the boat when he applied too late to get into college.

Related Forms :

boatable : adjective

boatless : adverb

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