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Book - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Book' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Book [ n.]
- 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.
- A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
- A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost."
- A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc.
- Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.
2 . Book [ v. t.]
- To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
- 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.
- To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.

Meaning of 'Book' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . book [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
Example in sentence:
  • Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record';
  • his name is in all the record books
Meaning (2):
- a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
Example in sentence:
  • he bought a book of stamps
Meaning (3):
- physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
Example in sentence:
  • he used a large book as a doorstop
Meaning (4):
- the sacred writings of the Christian religions
Example in sentence:
  • he went to carry the Word to the heathen
Meaning (5):
- a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
Example in sentence:
  • I am reading a good book on economics
Meaning (6):
- a major division of a long written composition
Example in sentence:
  • the book of Isaiah
Meaning (7):
- a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
Example in sentence:
  • they got a subpoena to examine our books
Meaning (8):
- a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
Example in sentence:
  • they run things by the book around here
9 . book [ v]
Meaning (9):
- engage for a performance
Example in sentence:
  • Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo
Meaning (10):
- arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Example in sentence:
  • please hold a table at Maxim's;
  • reserve me a seat on a flight;
  • The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
Meaning (11):
- record a charge in a police register
Example in sentence:
  • The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man