|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A hut made of the branches of a tree. In such tabernacles Jacob sojourned for a season at a place named from this circumstance Succoth (Genesis 33:17). Booths were erected also at the feast of Tabernacles (q.v.), Leviticus 23:42, 43, which commemorated the abode of the Israelites in the wilderness.
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation.
2. (n.) A covered stall or temporary structure in a fair or market, or at a polling place.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
booth, booth: The Hebrew word cukkah (rendered in the King James Version "booth" or "booths," eleven times; "tabernacle" or "tabernacles," ten times; "pavilion" or "pavilions," five times; "cottage" once) means a hut made of wattled twigs or branches (Leviticus 23:42 Nehemiah 8:15). In countries where trees are abundant such wattled structures are common as temporary buildings as they can be constructed in a very short time. Cattle were probably housed in them (Genesis 33:17). Such hurriedly-made huts were used by soldiers (2 Samuel 11:11 1 Kings 20:12) and by harvesters-hence, the name feast of "booths" or "tabernacles" (see TABERNACLES, FEAST OF). Job 27:18 uses booth (parallel moth's house) as a symbol of impermanence. Similar huts were erected in vineyards, etc., to protect them from robbers and beasts of prey. The isolated condition of Jerusalem in the time of the prophet Isaiah is compared to a "booth in a vineyard" (Isaiah 18).
Booth (9 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:9 As Jesus passed by from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax collection office. He said to him, "Follow me." He got up and followed him. (See NAS NIV)
Mark 2:14 As he passed by, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, "Follow me." And he arose and followed him. (See NAS NIV)
Luke 5:27 After these things he went out, and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and said to him, "Follow me!" (See NAS NIV)
Job 27:18 He builds his house as the moth, as a booth which the watchman makes. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Psalms 42:4 These I remember, and pour out my soul in me, For I pass over into the booth, I go softly with them unto the house of God, With the voice of singing and confession, The multitude keeping feast! (YLT)
Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. (ASV DBY JPS YLT RSV)
Lamentations 2:6 He has violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were of a garden; he has destroyed his place of assembly: Yahweh has caused solemn assembly and Sabbath to be forgotten in Zion, Has despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest. (See NAS RSV)
Amos 9:11 In that day I will raise up the tent of David who is fallen, and close up its breaches, and I will raise up its ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old; (See NAS RSV)
Jonah 4:5 Then Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made himself a booth, and sat under it in the shade, until he might see what would become of the city. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)