Book - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |bʊk|  American pronunciation of the word book
Brit.  |bʊk|  British pronunciation of the word book
- a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
- physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together (syn: volume)
- a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone (syn: record)
- a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance (syn: script)
- a record in which commercial accounts are recorded (syn: ledger)
- a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
- a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
- the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina (syn: koran, quran)
- the sacred writings of the Christian religions (syn: bible, scripture, word)
- a major division of a long written composition
- a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
- engage for a performance
- arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance (syn: hold, reserve)
- record a charge in a police register
- register in a hotel booker

Examples

The shelves in his office are filled with books.

That's one of the best books I've read in a long time.

A novelist who has written some wonderful books

The library has many dictionaries and other reference books.

The books of the Bible

A story that is told in the Book of Job

His schooling provided him with extensive book knowledge.

She had plenty of book learning but no hands-on experience.

They booked two seats at the theater.

They booked tickets for a direct flight from London to New York.

I booked a table at our favorite restaurant.

She booked through her travel agent.

We will need to book early.

She booked me on a flight from Oslo to Paris.

He was booked to sail on Monday.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: book
he/she/it: books
present participle: booking
past tense: booked
past participle: booked
noun
singular: book
plural: books
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