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Definitions of book

  1. a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; " they got a subpoena to examine our books"
  2. register in a hotel booker
  3. physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; " he used a large book as a doorstop"
  4. a number of sheets ( ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; " he bought a book of stamps"
  5. a major division of a long written composition; " the book of Isaiah"
  6. a copy of a written work or composition that has been published ( printed on pages bound together); " I am reading a good book on economics"
  7. sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Mohammed during his life at Mecca and Medina; divided into 114 chapters
  8. a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; " Al Smith used to say, ` Let's look at the record'"; " his name is in all the recordbooks"
  9. a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
  10. a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; " they run things by the book around here"
  11. engage for a performance; " Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
  12. arrange for and reserve ( something for someone else) in advance; " reserve me a seat on a flight"; " The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; " please hold a table at Maxim's"
  13. a written work or composition that has been published ( printed on pages bound together); " I am reading a good book on economics"
  14. the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
  15. record a charge in a police register; " The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
  16. A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing.
  17. A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
  18. A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc.
  19. Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.
  20. To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
  21. To enter the name of ( any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater.
  22. To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.
  23. A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of Paradise Lost.
  24. A collection of sheets of paper and other material, blank, written, or printed, bound together in a volume; a composition of some length on a particular subject, printed and bound; a division, section, or part of a literary composition; a register or record; in card playing, a certain number of tricks held by one side; in horse- racing, a list of horses entered and the bets laid on them; Book, the Bible.
  25. A collection of sheets of paper bound together, either printed, written on, or blank: a literary composition: a division of a volume or subject.
  26. To write in a book.
  27. A bound assemblage of leaves; a volume; division of a literary work.
  28. To register in a book.
  29. To enter in a book; engage beforehand.
  30. A number of sheets of paper bound or stitched together; a printed and bound volume.
  31. A treatise, or one of its subdivisions.
  32. A collection of sheets printed on, written on, or blank, and bound in a volume; a literary composition, or one of its larger divisions; a writing.
  33. To enter, write, or register in a book; to get booked. In books, in kind remembrance: in favour. Without book, by memory; without authority. To bring to book, to require to give an exact reckoning. To speak by book, to speak on accurate knowledge.
  34. Printed sheets of paper stitched and bound together; a volume or part of a volume; a division.
  35. To enter or write in a book.
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Usage examples for book

  1. If you must put down the name of a town in the book, you had better write a big one. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  2. I wish we had had the book here. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  3. " It is about my own book," he answered. – Moonbeams From the Larger Lunacy by Stephen Leacock
  4. I found something in this book that you ought to see. – Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  5. We must go through your renters' book. – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  6. I know you like a book. – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  7. My, what a book! – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  8. " You will not always be at your book," she said, and turned her back. – John Knox and the Reformation by Andrew Lang
  9. It is a good thing to take one whole book at a time. – Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study by Dwight Moody
  10. So I went over to the little book- case and took down the first book which came to hand. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  11. An' there's more there than what's in the pocket- book. – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  12. Thou wilt turn into a book next. – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  13. Lalage has not read my book. – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  14. Everybody read his book. – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  15. Sit still and look at the picture- book I gave you. – The Golden Scarecrow by Hugh Walpole
  16. Do you know, girls, I believe I'll take along my Thought Book. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  17. " You might have given them back their book," they said to me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  18. He seems to be looking for something- a book, perhaps. – Echoes of the War by J. M. Barrie
  19. Has that new book of Buel's come out yet? – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
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