General English

Media Studies

  • noun a soundproof room used in sound recordings or for broadcasting


  • noun a separate section of a commercial fair where one company exhibits its products or services


  • A portable or temporary theater, as formerly used by itinerantactors throughout Europe. They first came into common use in the 15thcentury, when religious dramas were often staged using a row of raisedbooths in which episodes from the Bible were enacted. With the adventof secular drama, booth theaters began to appear at marketplaces andcountry fairs, a tradition lasting until the 20th century. The boothwas often a large tent with a small raised platform at the entrance,upon which a brief scene or entertainment (such as the French parade)was performed to entice audiences into the tent. Miniature boothswere also employed as puppet theaters for Punch and Judy shows, etc.


  • noun a small place for one person, or a small group of people, to stand or sit

Origin & History of “booth”

In common with a wide range of other English words, including bower and the -bour of neighbour, booth comes ultimately from the Germanic base *- ‘dwell’. From this source came the east Norse verb bóa ‘dwell’ (whose present participle produced English bond and the -band of husband); addition of the suffix -th produced the unrecorded noun bóth. ‘dwelling’, which came into middle English as bōth.