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 Book Book

noun

  • () a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)  ( book )
    a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
     I am reading a good book on economics
    I am reading a good book on economics
  • () physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together  ( volume, book )
    physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
     he used a large book as a doorstop
    he used a large book as a doorstop
  • () a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone  ( record book, book, record )
    a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
     Al Smith used to say, Let's look at the record'
    Al Smith used to say, Let's look at the record'
     his name is in all the record books
    his name is in all the record books
  • () a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance  ( playscript, book, script )
    a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
  • a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge  ( book )
    a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
     he bought a book of stamps
    he bought a book of stamps
  • a major division of a long written composition  ( book )
    a major division of a long written composition
     the book of Isaiah
    the book of Isaiah
  • the sacred writings of the Christian religions  ( Book, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Writ, Word, Holy Scripture, Word of God, Scripture, Bible )
    the sacred writings of the Christian religions
     he went to carry the Word to the heathen
    he went to carry the Word to the heathen
  • the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina  ( al-Qur'an, Book, Koran, Quran )
    the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
  • a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made  ( book, rule book )
    a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
     they run things by the book around here
    they run things by the book around here
  • a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game  ( book )
    a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
  • a record in which commercial accounts are recorded  ( account book, book, book of account, leger, ledger )
    a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
     they got a subpoena to examine our books
    they got a subpoena to examine our books
  • verb

  • () engage for a performance  ( book )
    engage for a performance
     Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo
    Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo
  • () record a charge in a police register  ( book )
    record a charge in a police register
     The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man
    The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man
  • () arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance  ( reserve, book, hold )
    arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
     reserve me a seat on a flight
    reserve me a seat on a flight
     The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
    The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
     please hold a table at Maxim's
    please hold a table at Maxim's
  • register in a hotel booker  ( book )
    register in a hotel booker