Definitions for bookbʊk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a long written or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usu. on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers:
a book of poems; a book of short stories.
such a literary work in any format:
Do you like listening to books on tape?
a number of sheets of blank or ruled paper bound together for writing, recording business transactions, etc.
a division of a literary work, esp. one of the larger divisions.
the Book, the Bible.
the book, a set of rules, conventions, or standards: the telephone book.
to go according to the book; to know every trick in the book.
the text or libretto of an opera, operetta, or musical.
Category: Music and Dance
books, the financial records of a business, institution, etc.
a script or story for a play.
the number of tricks that must be taken before any trick counts in the score of a card game.
a set or packet of tickets, checks, stamps, matches, etc., bound together like a book.
anything that serves for the recording of facts or events:
The petrified tree was a book of nature.
gathered information and recommended strategy regarding a task, problem, opponent, etc., as in sports.
a pile or package of leaves, as of tobacco.
Category: Status (usage)
Ref: bookmaker (def. 1). 1
(v.t.)to enter in a book or list; record; register.
to reserve or make a reservation for (a hotel room, passage on a ship, etc.).
Category: Common Vocabulary
to register or list (a person) for a place, transportation, appointment, etc.:
The travel agent booked us on the next cruise.
to engage for one or more performances.
to enter a charge against (an arrested person) on a police register.
(v.i.)to register one's name.
to engage a place, services, etc.:
Book early if you want a good table.
book in (or out), to sign in (or out), as at a job.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase
book up, to sell or buy out, fill up, or the like:
Baseball fans have booked up the hotel for a week.
Category: Verb Phrase
(adj.)pertaining to or dealing with books:
the book department; a book salesman.
derived or learned entirely from books:
shown on a company's books:
The firm's book profit was $53,680.
Idioms for book:
bring to book, to bring to justice.
by the book, according to the correct or established form.
in one's book, according to one's personal judgment.
make book, to take bets and give odds. to wager; bet.
Category: Business, Idiom
off the books,without being part of an official payroll, income report, etc.
Category: Idiom, Business
one for the book(s),a noteworthy incident; something extraordinary.
throw the book at, Informal. to punish severely.
Category: Informal, Idiom, Law
Origin of book:
bef. 900; ME, OE bōc; c. OFris, OS, ON bōk, OHG buoh
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
printed pages bound together
a children's book; a book about horses; a book by Steinbeck
pages to write on that are bound together
an exercise book; a notebook
a set of things bound together
a book of stamps/tickets
correctly, according to the rules
She likes to do things by the book.
having earned sb's bad or good opinion
My sister is in my bad books right now.
to buy tickets or arrange hotel accommodation
to book a flight/hotel
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
Translations for book
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a number of sheets of paper (especially printed) bound together
an exercise book.
- كِتاب، دَفْتَرArabic
- livroPortuguese (BR)
- das BuchGerman
- βιβλίο, τετράδιο, βιβλιάριοGreek
- פִּנְקָס, מַחבֶּרֶתHebrew
- पुस्तक, किताबHindi
- buku tulisIndonesian
- buku latihanMalay
- bok, hefteNorwegian
- carte; caietRomanian
- bok, häfteSwedish
- 簿、冊Chinese (Trad.)
- لکھے ہوئے کاغذوں کا مجموعہUrdu
- vở; sổVietnamese
- 卷、篇、部本子、簿册Chinese (Simp.)
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