Definitions for bookbʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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.

  2. such a literary work in any format:

    Do you like listening to books on tape?

  3. a number of sheets of blank or ruled paper bound together for writing, recording business transactions, etc.

  4. a division of a literary work, esp. one of the larger divisions.

  5. the Book, the Bible.

    Category: Bible

  6. 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.

  7. the text or libretto of an opera, operetta, or musical.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. books, the financial records of a business, institution, etc.

    Category: Business

  9. a script or story for a play.

    Category: Showbiz

  10. the number of tricks that must be taken before any trick counts in the score of a card game.

    Category: Games

  11. a set or packet of tickets, checks, stamps, matches, etc., bound together like a book.

  12. anything that serves for the recording of facts or events:

    The petrified tree was a book of nature.

  13. gathered information and recommended strategy regarding a task, problem, opponent, etc., as in sports.

    Category: Sport

  14. a pile or package of leaves, as of tobacco.

  15. Slang.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: bookmaker (def. 1). 1

  16. (v.t.)to enter in a book or list; record; register.

  17. to reserve or make a reservation for (a hotel room, passage on a ship, etc.).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  18. to register or list (a person) for a place, transportation, appointment, etc.:

    The travel agent booked us on the next cruise.

  19. to engage for one or more performances.

    Category: Showbiz

  20. to enter a charge against (an arrested person) on a police register.

    Category: Law

  21. (v.i.)to register one's name.

  22. to engage a place, services, etc.:

    Book early if you want a good table.

  23. book in (or out), to sign in (or out), as at a job.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase

  24. 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

  25. (adj.)pertaining to or dealing with books:

    the book department; a book salesman.

  26. derived or learned entirely from books:

    book knowledge.

  27. shown on a company's books:

    The firm's book profit was $53,680.

    Category: Business

Idioms for book:

  1. bring to book, to bring to justice.

    Category: Idiom

  2. by the book, according to the correct or established form.

    Category: Idiom

  3. in one's book, according to one's personal judgment.

    Category: Idiom

  4. make book, to take bets and give odds. to wager; bet.

    Category: Business, Idiom

  5. off the books,without being part of an official payroll, income report, etc.

    Category: Idiom, Business

  6. one for the book(s),a noteworthy incident; something extraordinary.

    Category: Idiom

  7. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. book(noun)

    a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)

    "I am reading a good book on economics"

  2. book, volume(noun)

    physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

    "he used a large book as a doorstop"

  3. 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"

  4. script, book, playscript(noun)

    a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

  5. 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"

  6. book(noun)

    a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game

  7. 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"

  8. 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

  9. 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"

  10. book(noun)

    a major division of a long written composition

    "the book of Isaiah"

  11. book(verb)

    a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge

    "he bought a book of stamps"

  12. book(verb)

    engage for a performance

    "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"

  13. 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"

  14. book(verb)

    record a charge in a police register

    "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"

  15. book(verb)

    register in a hotel booker

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. book(noun)ʊk

    printed pages bound together

    a children's book; a book about horses; a book by Steinbeck

  2. bookʊk

    pages to write on that are bound together

    an exercise book; a notebook

  3. bookʊk

    a set of things bound together

    a book of stamps/tickets

  4. bookʊk

    correctly, according to the rules

    She likes to do things by the book.

  5. bookʊk

    having earned sb's bad or good opinion

    My sister is in my bad books right now.

  6. book(verb)ʊk

    to buy tickets or arrange hotel accommodation

    to book a flight/hotel

Webster Dictionary

  1. Book(noun)

    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. Book(noun)

    a composition, written or printed; a treatise

  3. Book(noun)

    a part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost."

  4. Book(noun)

    a volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc

  5. Book(noun)

    six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set

  6. Book(verb)

    to enter, write, or register in a book or list

  7. Book(verb)

    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

  8. Book(verb)

    to mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory


  1. Book

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #376

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Written Corpus Frequency: #429

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Nouns Frequency: #53

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'book' in Verbs Frequency: #707

Anagrams of book

  1. Kobo

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