Definition of Bootstrap

1. Noun. A strap that is looped and sewn to the top of a boot for pulling it on.

Generic synonyms: Strap



2. Verb. Help oneself, often through improvised means.
Generic synonyms: Aid, Assist, Help

Definition of Bootstrap

1. Noun. A loop (leather or other material) sewn at the side or top rear of a boot to help in pulling the boot on. ¹

2. Noun. A means of advancing oneself or accomplishing something without aid. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) The process by which the operating system of a computer is loaded into its memory ¹

4. Noun. (computing) The process necessary to compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program. ¹

5. Noun. (statistics) Any method or instance of estimating properties of an estimator (such as its variance) by measuring those properties when sampling from an approximating distribution. ¹

6. Verb. To help (oneself) without the aid of others. ¹

7. Verb. (computing) To load the operating system into the memory of a computer. Usually shortened to ''boot''. ¹

8. Verb. (computing) To compile the tools that will be used to compile the rest of the system or program. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bootstrap

1. [v -STRAPPED, -STRAPPING, -STRAPS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bootstrap

bootloaders
bootloads
bootmaker
bootmakers
bootmaking
bootneck
bootnecks
bootprint
bootprints
boots
boots and all
boots on the ground
boots up
bootsplash
bootsplashes
bootstrap (current term)
bootstrap current
bootstrap paradox
bootstrap paradoxes
bootstrapped
bootstrapper
bootstrappers
bootstrapping
bootstraps
bootstripe
bootstripes
boottoppings
boottree
boottrees

Literary usage of Bootstrap

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1. The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation by Upton Sinclair (1918)
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