What does album mean?

Definitions for album
ˈæl bəmal·bum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. album, record albumnoun

    one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc

  2. albumnoun

    a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

Wiktionary

  1. albumnoun

    A book specially designed to keep photographs, stamps, or autographs.

    Etymology: From album, from albus.

  2. albumnoun

    A jacket for a phonograph record; an album cover.

    Etymology: From album, from albus.

  3. albumnoun

    A phonograph record.

    Etymology: From album, from albus.

  4. albumnoun

    A group of audio recordings, on any medium, intended for distribution as a group.

    Etymology: From album, from albus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albumnoun

    a white tablet on which anything was inscribed, as a list of names, etc

    Etymology: [L., neut. of albus white: cf. F. album. Cf. Alb.]

  2. Albumnoun

    a register for visitors' names; a visitors' book

    Etymology: [L., neut. of albus white: cf. F. album. Cf. Alb.]

  3. Albumnoun

    a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs, etc

    Etymology: [L., neut. of albus white: cf. F. album. Cf. Alb.]

Freebase

  1. Album

    An album is a book used for the collection and preservation of miscellaneous items such as photographs, postage stamps, newspaper clippings, visitors' comments, etc. The word later became widely used to describe a collection of audio recordings of pieces of music on a single gramophone record, cassette, compact disc, or via digital distribution. In musical usage the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Later, collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums. When long-playing records were introduced, a collection of pieces on a single record was called an album; the word was extended to other recording media such as compact disc, MiniDisc, Compact audio cassette, and digital or MP3 albums, as they were introduced. The word derives from a Classical Latin word for a blank tablet, later a list. Audio albums in physical form are often provided with decorative covers and liner notes and inserts about the music and recording, giving background information and analysis of the recording, lyrics and librettos, images of the performers, and other images and text. When supplied with compact discs they are known as CD booklets.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Album

    al′bum, n. among the Romans, a white tablet or register on which the prætor's edicts and such public notices were recorded: a blank book for the insertion of portraits, autographs, poetical extracts, memorial verses, postage-stamps, or the like.—adj. Al′bumē′an, and n. Al′bumess, whimsical coinages of Charles Lamb. [L. albus, white.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'album' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4226

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    Rank popularity for the word 'album' in Nouns Frequency: #1512

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of album in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of album in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of album in a Sentence

  1. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    It is so sad to hear that Nikolai Nikolaevich Vasiliev has died. We all find it hard that he’s not alive. Friends write to us, but many letters don’t reach us… We remember the old days, visiting our hospital. I guess no one goes to the graves of our injured ones now nearly everyone was taken away from Tsarskoe. Do you remember Lukyanov he was so pitiful and sweet, always playing with our bracelets like a baby. His visiting card was in my album, but unfortunately the album was left behind at Tsarskoe. Just now I’m writing in our bedroom. On the writing desk are pictures of our beloved hospital…All in all, the times we went to visit the hospital were awfully good. We often reminisce about our visits to the hospital, the evening chats on the telephone, and everything, everything….

  2. Lil Nas ':

    One of the craziest things about' Panini,' is it introduced me to Nirvana's album' Nevermind,' it's like I always seen the cover but I never actually listened to it. And people was like,' Wow, he sampled' Nirvana.'' I was like, no. It's like, I didn't realize I was using almost the exact same melody.

  3. Kanye West:

    Because when you keep on diminishing art and not respecting the craft and smacking people in their face after they deliver monumental feats of music, you're disrespectful to inspiration, and we as musicians have to inspire people who go to work every day, and they listen to that Beyonce album and they feel like it takes them to another place.

  4. Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia:

    My father was everything to me. Immersed in work as he was, he always spared that daily half-hour. … once my father showed me a very old album full of most exciting pen and ink sketches of an imaginary city called Mopsopolis, inhabited by Mopses. He showed it to me in secret, and I was thrilled to have him share his own childhood secrets with me.

  5. Hillary Scott:

    Everything’s obviously always in forward motion, but since our first album we’ve not really given ourselves the gift of time, to just get in the room and write together until we feel like we have everything.

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