a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
"I am reading a good book on economics"
physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
"he used a large book as a doorstop"
record, record book, book(noun)
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 record books"
script, book, playscript(noun)
a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book(noun)
a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
"they got a subpoena to examine our books"
a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
book, rule book(noun)
a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
"they run things by the book around here"
Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an, Book(noun)
the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word(noun)
the sacred writings of the Christian religions
"he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
a major division of a long written composition
"the book of Isaiah"
a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
"he bought a book of stamps"
engage for a performance
"Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
reserve, hold, book(verb)
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"
record a charge in a police register
"The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
register in a hotel booker
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
a composition, written or printed; a treatise
a part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost."
a volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc
six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set
to enter, write, or register in a book or list
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
to mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory
A book is an award given by many law schools in the United States to the student in each class who achieves the highest grade in that class. Referring to the recipient of a book award, a law school student might say, for example, "X booked Torts." Some law schools have named their awards after distinguished alumnus; the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, awards the American Jurisprudence Award to the highest-scoring student in each class, and the Prosser Prize, named after William Prosser, to the second-highest-scoring. Some schools have allowed donors to sponsor book awards as a method of fundraising.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
book, n. a collection of sheets of paper bound together, either printed, written on, or blank: a literary composition: a division of a volume or subject: the Bible: a betting-book, or record of bets made with different people: (fig.) any source of instruction: the libretto of an opera, &c.: (pl.) formal accounts of transactions, as minutes of meetings, records kept of his business by a merchant.—v.t. to write in a book.—ns. Book′-account′, an account of debt or credit in a book; Book′binder, one who binds books; Book′binding, the art or practice of binding or putting the boards on books; Book′-case, a case with shelves for books; Book′-club, an association of persons who buy new books for circulation among themselves; Book′-debt, a debt for articles charged by the seller in his book-account.—adj. Book′ful, full of information gathered from books.—ns. Book′-hold′er, one who holds the book of the play and prompts the actor in the theatre; Book′-hunt′er, one who rejoices in discovering rare books; Book′ing-of′fice, an office where names are booked or tickets are taken.—adj. Book′ish, fond of books: acquainted only with books.—ns. Book′ishness; Book′-keep′ing, the art of keeping accounts in a regular and systematic manner; Book′-land, land taken from the folcland or common land, and granted by bóc or written charter to a private owner; Book′-learn′ing, learning got from books, as opposed to practical knowledge.—adj. Book′less, without books, unlearned.—ns. Book′let, a small book; Book′-mak′er, one who makes up books from the writings of others, a compiler: one who makes a system of bets in such a way that the gains must exceed the losses, entering them in a memorandum book; Book′-mak′ing, the art or practice of compiling books from the writings of others: compilation: systematic betting; Book′-man, a scholar, student; Book′-mark, something placed in a book to mark a particular page or passage; Book′-mate (Shak.), a mate or companion in the study of books: a schoolfellow; Book′-mus′lin, muslin used in bookbinding; Book′-oath (Shak.), an oath made on the Book or Bible; Book′plate, a label usually pasted inside the cover of a book, bearing the owner's name, crest, coat-of-arms, or peculiar device; Book′-post, the department in the Post-office for the transmission of books; Book′seller, one who sells books; Book′selling; Book′shelf, a shelf on which books are placed; Book′shop, a shop where books are sold; Book′-stall, a stall or stand, generally in the open air, where books are sold; Book′-stand, a book-stall: a stand or support for holding up a book when rea
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #376
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Written Corpus Frequency: #429
Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Nouns Frequency: #53
Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Verbs Frequency: #707
The numerical value of book in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of book in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.
This is almost a self-help book. People forget that it has pages that really acknowledge that things will be tough some times, sit down; read this book. It will be OK.
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...
Every film of a book brings out a certain essential thing of the book, in film you need experience and plot. So it's very faithful to the book, but it's a different creature than the book.
The good of a book lies in its being read. A book is made up of signs that speak of other signs, which in their turn speak of things. Without an eye to read them, a book contains signs that produce no concepts; therefore it is dumb.
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