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A boot is: Boots (Boots The Chemists) founded by John Boot is the dominant high-street pharmacy chain in the United Kngdom. The range of products now sold by Boots far exceeds the normal stock of a pharmacutical retailer and it now more akin to a department store.

A boots was a (usually very junior) servant whose particular task was the cleaning and polishing of boots and shoes.

Boot can also be used as a verb, meaning "to kick", or as part of the phrase "to give somebody the boot", meaning to forcibly eject somebody from a room or institution.

In computing, booting is the process of starting up a computer.

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