Definitions for bookbʊk

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word book

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Callimachus (c. 260 B.C.):

    A big book is a big bore.

  2. R. D. Cumming:

    A good book has no ending.

  3. Saint Thomas Aquinas:

    Beware the man of one book.

  4. Riley Hughes:

    Love is a book without words

  5. Chinese Proverb:

    A book holds a house of gold.

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