Definition of Boost

1. Noun. The act of giving hope or support to someone.

Exact synonyms: Encouragement
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Assistance, Help
Specialized synonyms: Morale Booster, Morale Building
Derivative terms: Encourage



2. Verb. Increase. "The landlord hiked up the rents"
Exact synonyms: Hike, Hike Up
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise
Derivative terms: Hike, Hike

3. Noun. An increase in cost. "They asked for a 10% rise in rates"
Exact synonyms: Cost Increase, Hike, Rise
Generic synonyms: Increase, Increment
Derivative terms: Hike

4. Verb. Give a boost to; be beneficial to. "The tax cut will boost the economy"
Generic synonyms: Increase

5. Noun. The act of giving a push. "He gave her a boost over the fence"
Generic synonyms: Push, Pushing

6. Verb. Contribute to the progress or growth of. "They boost him to write the letter"; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

7. Verb. Increase or raise. "Boost the voltage in an electrical circuit"
Exact synonyms: Advance, Supercharge
Generic synonyms: Increase

8. Verb. Push or shove upward, as if from below or behind. "The singer had to be boosted onto the stage by a special contraption"
Generic synonyms: Thrust
Derivative terms: Booster

Definition of Boost

1. v. t. 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. n. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help.

Definition of Boost

1. Noun. A push from behind, as to one who is endeavoring to climb; help. ¹

2. Noun. (context: automotive engineering) A positive intake manifold pressure in cars with turbochargers or superchargers. ¹

3. Verb. 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. ¹

4. Verb. (slang) To steal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boost

1. to support [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: support

Medical Definition of 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. Origin: Cf. Boast. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boost

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boortree
boortrees
booru
boos
boose
boosed
booser
boosers
booses
booshit
booshway
booshways
boosies
boosing
boost (current term)
boost up
boosted
booster
booster amplifier
booster cable
booster cables
booster club
booster dose
booster injection
booster response
booster rocket
booster shot
booster stations
booster unit

Literary usage of Boost

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"boost. To shove up, to lift up by pressure from below. ... 1830 I got a pretty good boost in Boston, by the editors giving me recommendations. ..."

2. The Chronicle of Froissart by Jean Froissart (1901)
"CLIX of Coucy with his baner went so farre forward that he was boost that the worde agayne fro them that he send forthe: the lorde ..."

3. Battling Malaria: Strengthening the U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program by Patricia M. Graves, Myron M. Levine (2006)
"The WRAIR scientists have also been investigating heterologous prime-boost regimens, in which different immunogens are used for prime versus boost, ..."

4. Oecd Economic Surveys 2006: Luxembourg by Oecd (2006)
"... improving education achievement and attainment to compete in the labour market; and increasing product market competition to boost productivity growth. ..."

5. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"6. rise, appreciation (US; not in good usage), raise, boost (colloq. or slang), enhancement; spec, boom, spurt. Antonyms: see FALL, DEPRECIATION. advancing, ..."

6. Oecd Economic Surveys: Mexico by OECD (2004)
"The challenge is to boost medium-term growth Medium-term growth prospects are unsatisfactory... As noted earlier, raising the potential growth rate by a ..."

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