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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
boat (noun)
1.
a) a small vessel for travel on water
b) - ship
2.
a boat-shaped container, utensil, or device - a gravy boat a laboratory boat
boat (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
to place in or bring into a boat to go by boat
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
boat (noun)
1.
a small buoyant structure for travel on water
SYNONIMS:
bottom, craft, vessel, watercraft
RELATED WORDS:
catboat, ketch, sailboat, schooner, yacht; bateau, caïque, canoe, catamaran, coracle, curragh ( currach), dhow, dinghy, dink, dory, dugout, flatboat, garvey, gig, johnboat, kayak, outrigger, paddleboat, pinnace, piragua, pirogue, pontoon, pram, punt, raft, rowboat, rowing boat [], sampan, scow, scull, shallop, shell, skiff, surfboat, umiak, wherry; cruiser, inboard, motorboat, outboard, powerboat; houseboat, riverboat; auxiliary, bumboat, cutter, jolly boat, launch, lifeboat, longboat, tender, yawl; barge, hoy, keel, keelboat, lighter, narrow boat []; towboat, tug, tugboat; ferry, ferryboat, gondola, taxi, water taxi; banker, coble, dragger, gillnetter, hooker, lugger, scalloper, seiner, shrimper, trawler, whaleboat, whaler, workboat; cockleshell, tub; airboat, air-cushion vehicle, hovercraft; hydrofoil, hydroplane; assault boat, PT boat, torpedo boat
boat (noun)
2.
a large craft for travel by water
SYNONIMS:
boat, keel, vessel
RELATED WORDS:
aircraft carrier, argosy, barge, coaster, collier, containership, corvette, cruiser, cutter, destroyer, ferryboat, flagship, freighter, icebreaker, ironclad, lightship, liner, man-of-war ( man-o'-war), merchantman, merchant ship, motor ship, packet, steamer, steamship, superliner, supertanker, tanker, trader, tramp, transport, warship, watercraft; bark ( barque), brig, brigantine, caravel, clipper, junk, ketch, sailboat, schooner, square-rigger, tall ship, windjammer, xebec, yacht
boat (verb)
to travel on water in a vessel
SYNONIMS:
boat, cruise, ferry, navigate, ship (out), voyage
RELATED WORDS:
canoe, kayak, yacht; coast
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