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Definition: Advice boat
, n. [OE. avis, F. avis; ? + OF. vis, fr. L.
visum seemed, seen; really p. p. of videre to see, so that
vis meant that which has seemed best. See Vision
, and cf.
1. An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be
We may give advice, but we can not give conduct.
2. Deliberate consideration; knowledge. [Obs.]
How shall I dote on her with more advice,
That thus without advice begin to love her? --Shak.
3. Information or notice given; intelligence; as, late
advices from France; -- commonly in the plural.
Note: In commercial language, advice usually means
information communicated by letter; -- used chiefly in
reference to drafts or bills of exchange; as, a letter
of advice. --McElrath.
4. (Crim. Law) Counseling to perform a specific illegal act.
, a vessel employed to carry dispatches or to
reconnoiter; a dispatch boat.
To take advice
(a) To accept advice.
(b) To consult with another or others.
Syn: Counsel; suggestion; recommendation; admonition;
exhortation; information; notice.
(b[=o]t), n. [OE. boot, bat, AS. b[=a]t; akin to
Icel. b[=a]tr, Sw. b[*a]t, Dan. baad, D. & G. boot. Cf.
1. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars
or paddles, but often by a sail.
Note: Different kinds of boats have different names; as,
canoe, yawl, wherry, pinnace, punt, etc.
2. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive
of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet
boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is
sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest
class; as, the Cunard boats.
3. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in
shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.
Note: Boat is much used either adjectively or in combination;
as, boat builder or boatbuilder; boat building or
boatbuilding; boat hook or boathook; boathouse; boat
keeper or boatkeeper; boat load; boat race; boat
racing; boat rowing; boat song; boatlike; boat-shaped.
. See under Advice
(Naut.), an iron hook with a point on the back,
fixed to a long pole, to pull or push a boat, raft, log,
, a rope for fastening a boat; -- usually called a
In the same boat
, in the same situation or predicament.
[Colloq.] --F. W. Newman.