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Booth, family prominent in the Salvation Army, founded by William Booth. His wife, Catherine Mumford Booth, 1829–90, whom he married in 1855, played a leading part in the foundation and development of the Salvation Army, devoting herself particularly to its work among women and children. Their eldest son, Bramwell Booth, 1856–1929, succeeded his father in 1912 as general of the Salvation Army. Another son, Ballington Booth, 1859–1940, was commander (1885–87) of the Army in Australia and then commander (1887–96) in the United States, where his wife, Maud Charlesworth Ballington Booth, 1865–1948, shared his labors; in 1896 they withdrew from the Salvation Army and founded the Volunteers of America. A daughter of William Booth, Emma Moss Booth-Tucker, 1860–1903, was in charge (1880–88) of the international training homes of the Salvation Army. She and her husband, Frederick St. George de Latour Booth-Tucker, 1853–1929, who had resigned from the India civil service to join the Salvation Army, jointly commanded the Army in the United States from 1896 until her death in 1903. See also Booth, Evangeline Cory.

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booth / boō[unvoicedth]/ • n. 1. a small temporary tent or structure, used esp. for the sale or display of goods at a market or fair: there are booths offering everything from accessories to food to health care. ∎  a small room where a vendor sits separated from customers by a window: a ticket booth. 2. an enclosure or compartment for various purposes, such as telephoning, broadcasting, or voting: the phone booth alongside the highway ex-athletes in the broadcast booth. 3. a set of a table and benches in a restaurant or bar: I sat in a booth with coffee and a roll.

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booth temporary dwelling; covered stall. XII. — OEast Norse *bóð (Sw., Da. bod stall, shop) = OIcel. búð dwelling, f. East Norse bóa = OIcel. búa dwell (see BOWER1).

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boothbooth, smooth, soothe •tollbooth (US tolbooth)

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