Definition of Book

1. Noun. A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together). "I am reading a good book on economics"

2. Verb. Engage for a performance. "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
Generic synonyms: Schedule
Derivative terms: Booker, Booking

3. Noun. Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together. "He used a large book as a doorstop"

4. Verb. Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance. "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
Exact synonyms: Hold, Reserve
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Call For, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Reserve
Entails: Procure, Secure
Specialized synonyms: Hold Open, Keep, Keep Open, Save
Derivative terms: Bookable, Booking, Reservation, Reservation

5. Noun. A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone. "His name is in all the record books"
Exact synonyms: Record, Record Book
Specialized synonyms: Logbook, Won-lost Record, Card, Scorecard
Generic synonyms: Fact

6. Verb. Record a charge in a police register. "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Specialized synonyms: Fine, Ticket

7. Noun. A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.

8. Verb. Register in a hotel booker.
Generic synonyms: Register
Derivative terms: Bookable, Booking

9. Noun. A record in which commercial accounts are recorded. "They got a subpoena to examine our books"

10. Noun. A collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game.
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection

11. Noun. A collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made. "They run things by the book around here"
Exact synonyms: Rule Book
Terms within: Prescript, Rule, Rule
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection

12. Noun. The sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina.
Exact synonyms: Al-qur'an, Koran, Quran
Generic synonyms: Religious Text, Religious Writing, Sacred Text, Sacred Writing
Terms within: Sura
Derivative terms: Koranic

13. Noun. The sacred writings of the Christian religions. "He went to carry the Word to the heathen"

14. Noun. A major division of a long written composition. "The book of Isaiah"
Group relationships: Text, Textual Matter
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision
Specialized synonyms: Book Of Genesis, Genesis, Book Of Exodus, Exodus, Book Of Leviticus, Leviticus, Book Of Numbers, Numbers, Book Of Deuteronomy, Deuteronomy, Book Of Joshua, Joshua, Josue, Book Of Judges, Judges, Book Of Ruth, Ruth, 1 Samuel, I Samuel, 2 Samuel, Ii Samuel, 1 Kings, I Kings, 2 Kings, Ii Kings, 1 Chronicles, I Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ii Chronicles, Book Of Ezra, Ezra, Book Of Nehemiah, Nehemiah, Book Of Esther, Esther, Book Of Job, Job, Book Of Psalms, Psalms, Book Of Proverbs, Proverbs, Book Of Ecclesiastes, Ecclesiastes, Canticle Of Canticles, Canticles, Song Of Solomon, Song Of Songs, Book Of Isaiah, Isaiah, Book Of Jeremiah, Jeremiah, Book Of Lamentations, Lamentations, Book Of Ezekiel, Ezechiel, Ezekiel, Book Of Daniel, Book Of The Prophet Daniel, Daniel, Book Of Hosea, Hosea, Book Of Joel, Joel, Amos, Book Of Amos, Abdias, Book Of Obadiah, Obadiah, Book Of Jonah, Jonah, Book Of Micah, Micah, Micheas, Book Of Nahum, Nahum, Book Of Habakkuk, Habacuc, Habakkuk, Book Of Zephaniah, Sophonias, Zephaniah, Aggeus, Book Of Haggai, Haggai, Book Of Zachariah, Zacharias, Zechariah, Book Of Malachi, Malachi, Malachias, Gospel According To Matthew, Matthew, Gospel According To Mark, Mark, Gospel According To Luke, Gospel Of Luke, Luke, Gospel According To John, John, Acts, Acts Of The Apostles, Apocalypse, Book Of Revelation, Revelation, Revelation Of Saint John The Divine, Additions To Esther, Prayer Of Azariah And Song Of The Three Children, Book Of Susanna, Susanna, Bel And The Dragon, Baruch, Book Of Baruch, Epistle Of Jeremiah, Letter Of Jeremiah, Book Of Tobit, Tobit, Book Of Judith, Judith, 1 Esdras, I Esdra, 2 Esdras, Ii Esdras, Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus, Sirach, Wisdom Of Jesus The Son Of Sirach, Wisdom, Wisdom Of Solomon, 1 Maccabees, I Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Ii Maccabees
Specialized synonyms: Epistle

15. Noun. A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge. "He bought a book of stamps"
Generic synonyms: Product, Production

Definition of Book

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To enter, write, or register in a book or list.

Definition of Book

1. Verb. (context: UK dialectal Northern England) (form of Alternative simple past bake). ¹

2. Noun. A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc. If initially blank, commonly referred to as a notebook. ¹

3. Noun. A long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets. ¹

4. Noun. A major division of a long work. ¹

5. Noun. A record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet). ¹

6. Noun. A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use. ¹

7. Noun. The script of a musical. ¹

8. Noun. (usually in the plural) Records of the accounts of a business. ¹

9. Noun. A long document stored (as data) that is or will become a book; an e-book. ¹

10. Noun. (context: legal) A colloquial reference to a book award, a recognition for receiving the highest grade in a class (traditionally an actual book, but recently more likely a letter or certificate acknowledging the achievement). ¹

11. Noun. (context: poker slang) four of a kind ¹

12. Noun. (sports) A document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game. ¹

13. Noun. (sports by extension) A list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To reserve (something) for future use. ¹

15. Verb. (law enforcement transitive) To penalise (someone) for an offence. ¹

16. Verb. (sports) To issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive slang) To travel very fast. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To write down. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive legal) To receive the highest grade in a class. ¹

20. Verb. (intransitive slang) To leave. ¹

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Definition of Book

1. to engage services [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BOOKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Book

1. 1. 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. When blank, it is called a blank book. When printed, the term often distinguishes a bound volume, or a volume of some size, from a pamphlet. It has been held that, under the copyright law, a book is not necessarily a volume made of many sheets bound together; it may be printed on a single sheet, as music or a diagram of patterns. 2. A composition, written or printed; a treatise. "A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." (Milton) 3. A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost." 4. A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc. 5. Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set. Book is used adjectively or as a part of many compounds; as, book buyer, bookrack, book club, book lore, book sale, book trade, memorandum book, cashbook. Book account, an account or register of debt or credit in a book. Book debt, a debt for items charged to the debtor by the creditor in his book of accounts. Book learning, learning acquired from books, as distinguished from practical knowledge. "Neither does it so much require book learning and scholarship, as good natural sense, to distinguish true and false." . Book louse, to lay bets (recorded in a pocket book) against the success of every horse, so that the bookmaker wins on all the unsuccessful horses and loses only on the winning horse or horses. To speak by the book, to speak with minute exactness. Without book. By memory. Without authority. Origin: OE. Book, bok, AS. Bc; akin to Goth. Bka a letter, in pl. Book, writing, Icel. Bk, Sw. Bok, Dan. Bog, OS. Bk, D. Boek, OHG. Puoh, G. Buch; and fr. AS. Bc, bce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and Germans in general wrote runes on pieces of beechen board. Cf. Beech. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Book

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book (current term)

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