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Definition of "book" []

  • A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers. (noun)
  • A printed or written literary work. (noun)
  • A main division of a larger printed or written work: a book of the Old Testament. (noun)
  • A volume in which financial or business transactions are recorded. (noun)
  • Financial or business records considered as a group: checked the expenditures on the books. (noun)
  • A number of printed or written pages bound together along one edge and usually protected by thick paper or stiff pasteboard covers (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A written work or composition, such as a novel, technical manual, or dictionary (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A number of blank or ruled sheets of paper bound together, used to record lessons, keep accounts, etc (noun)
  • A record of the transactions of a business or society (noun)
  • The script of a play or the libretto of an opera, musical, etc (noun)
  • A major division of a written composition, as of a long novel or of the Bible (noun)
  • A number of tickets, sheets, stamps, etc, fastened together along one edge (noun)
  • A record of the bets made on a horse race or other event (noun)
  • (in card games) the number of tricks that must be taken by a side or player before any trick has a scoring value (noun)
  • Strict or rigid regulations, rules, or standards (esp in the phrases according to the book, by the book) (noun)
  • A source of knowledge or authority (noun)
  • A telephone directory (in the phrase in the book) (noun)
  • To reserve (a place, passage, etc) or engage the services of (a performer, driver, etc) in advance (verb)
  • To take the name and address of (a person guilty of a minor offence) with a view to bringing a prosecution (verb)
  • (of a football referee) to take the name of (a player) who grossly infringes the rules while playing, two such acts resulting in the player's dismissal from the field (verb)
  • To record in a book (verb)

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Use "book" in a sentence
  • "Invented quirky "compromise sales of your own book" tactic number three by recommending somebody else's book* entirely... this, to said group of American tourists after getting caught inhaling pages of"
  • "Thus in the example, "John tore the leaves of Sarah's book," the distinction between _book_ which represents only one object and _leaves_ which represent two or more objects of the same kind is called _Number_; the distinction of sex between _John_, a male, and _Sarah_, a female, and"
  • "No. At Nazareth, when he read his text in the book of Esaias, he _closed his book_, and discoursed to the people."