1. [ noun ] (writing) a copy of a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)

"I am reading a good book on economics"

Related terms: publication Utopia reference_book catalog booklet textbook prayer_book review_copy tome capital workbook trade_book yearbook copybook appointment_book bestiary phrase_book songbook catechism authority formulary playbook running_head signature
2. [ noun ] (books as a physical objects) a number of pages bound together
Synonyms: volume

"he used a large book as a doorstop"

Related terms: product notebook paperback picture_book sketchbook paperback album order_book journal hardback folio novel coffee-table_book binding
3. [ verb ] engage for a performance

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

Related terms: schedule booker
4. [ noun ] a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
Synonyms: record recordbook record_book

"Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'" "his name is in all the recordbooks"

Related terms: fact won-lost_record card logbook
5. [ verb ] arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Synonyms: hold reserve

"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"

Related terms: request keep_open reserve booking procure
6. [ verb ] (law) record a charge in a police register

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

Related terms: record ticket
7. [ noun ] (writing) a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
Synonyms: script playscript
Related terms: dramatic_composition dialogue screenplay libretto scenario shooting_script promptbook continuity script
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4833
9. [ noun ] (accounting) a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
Synonyms: ledger book_of_account account_book leger

"they got a subpoena to examine our books"

Related terms: record general_ledger subsidiary_ledger daybook cost_ledger accounting
10. [ noun ] (fine art,writing) a major division of a long written composition

"the book of Isaiah"

Related terms: section Exodus Joshua Leviticus Numbers Esther Mark Judges Ruth Jeremiah Jonah Job book_of_proverbs epistle_of_james canticle_of_canticles Luke John Acts Revelation i_samuel ii_samuel 1_kings 2_kings 1_chronicles 2_chronicles book_of_ezra book_of_nehemiah book_of_psalms first_epistle_of_peter book_of_ecclesiastes ii_peter book_of_isaiah book_of_lamentations book_of_ezekiel book_of_daniel book_of_hosea book_of_joel amos abdias book_of_micah book_of_nahum book_of_habakkuk book_of_zephaniah aggeus book_of_zachariah book_of_malachi epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_the_romans first_epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_the_corinthians ii_corinthians epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_the_galatians ephesians epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_the_philippians colossians first_epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_the_thessalonians ii_thessalonians first_epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_timothy ii_timothy epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_titus epistle_of_paul_the_apostle_to_philemon epistle_to_the_hebrews Matthew Deuteronomy Genesis first_epistle_of_john ii_john iii_john epistle_of_jude additions_to_esther prayer_of_azariah_and_song_of_the_three_children book_of_susanna bel_and_the_dragon baruch epistle_of_jeremiah book_of_tobit book_of_judith 1_esdras 2_esdras ben_sira wisdom 1_maccabees 2_maccabees text
11. [ noun ] (religion,Bible,writing) the sacred writings of the Christian religion
Synonyms: Bible bible Word Scripture Holy_Scripture Word_of_God christian_bible Holy_Writ Good_Book

"he went to carry the Word to the heathen"

Related terms: sacred_text Vulgate Revised_Version family_Bible Revised_Standard_Version Douay_Bible American_Standard_Version Authorized_Version New_English_Bible Old_Testament New_Testament text Testament demythologize gabriel covenant eisegesis exegesis
12. [ verb ] register in a hotel booker
Related terms: register booking
13. [ noun ] a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
Synonyms: rule_book

"they run things by the book around here"

Related terms: collection rule rule
14. [ noun ] (religion,writing,Islam) sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Mohammed during his life at Mecca and Medina; divided into 114 chapters
Synonyms: Quran al-qur'an Koran
Related terms: sacred_text sura
15. [ noun ] (accounting,writing) an accounting journal as a physical object
Synonyms: ledger daybook

: "he bought a new daybook"

Related terms: journal
16. [ noun ] a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge

"he bought a book of stamps"

Related terms: product
Similar spelling:   Books