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Bot may refer to:

Computing and technology[edit]

  • Bot, a "software robot device"
  • Bot, a software agent
  • Bot, a Web crawler or Web spider, a computer program that does automated tasks
  • Chatbot, a computer program that converses in natural language
  • Internet bot, a computer program that does automated tasks
  • Internet Relay Chat bot, a computer program connected to an Internet Relay Chat server as a user, but providing special services or performing special functions
  • Robot, or "bot", a mechanical device that can perform physical tasks
  • Social bot, a type of chatbot that is employed in social media networks to automatically generate messages
    • Twitter bot, a program used to produce automated posts on the Twitter microblogging service
  • Video game bot, a computer-controlled player or opponent
  • Zombie (computer science), a zombie computer is part of a botnet



  • Bot (surname), Dutch and French surname
  • Ajaw B'ot, 8th century Maya king of the city of Seibal
  • Bot caste, a Hindu caste of Nepali origin found in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
  • Bot people, or Boto people, a community in Jammu and Kashmir

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


  • Bot Colony, an episodic adventure game by Montreal developer North Side Inc.
  • Bot Soccer, a soccer simulation computer game, released in 1996


  • "Big Ol' Truck", or "BOT", a 1995 song written and recorded by American country music artist Toby Keith

Brands and enterprises[edit]

  • Bot, a line of budget desktop PCs manufactured by Alienware
  • Bank of Taiwan, a bank headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Bank of Tanzania, the central bank of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Bank of Thailand, the central bank of Thailand
  • Blue Orange Theatre, or BOT, an independent theatre located in the Jewellery Quarter in the centre of Birmingham, England
  • Bolt On Technology, or BOT, an American business-to-business Limited Liability Company headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania
  • The Bank of Tokyo, or BOT, a defunct Japanese bank now part of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ


Science and healthcare[edit]

  • BOT, base of tongue, in medicine
  • Bot, the lesion caused by a botfly larva


  • Bobby Orr Trophy, or BOT, the championship trophy of the Eastern Conference of the Ontario Hockey League
  • Brava Opening Tournament, or BOT, an opening tournament competition played during the season in the island of Brava, Cape Verde


Other uses[edit]

  • Bót or estover, a legal compensation, profit, or use
  • Bot, short for ubosot, the ordination hall of a Buddhist temple in Thailand
  • Barn Owl Trust, or BOT, a charity located at Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon, England
  • Bon Om Touk, or BOT, the Cambodian Water Festival, a Cambodian festival celebrated in November and marks a reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River

See also[edit]