Webster 1913 Edition
bōc; akin to Goth.
bōkaa letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel.
buch; and fr. AS.
bēce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and Germans in general wrote runes on pieces of beechen board. Cf.
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.
☞ When blank, it is called a blank book. When printed, the term often distinguishes a bound volume, or a volume of some size, from a pamphlet.
☞ It has been held that, under the copyright law, a book is not necessarily a volume made of many sheets bound together; it may be printed on a single sheet, as music or a diagram of patterns.
A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
bookis the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work;
as, the tenth.”
bookof “Paradise Lost
☞ Book is used adjectively or as a part of many compounds; as, book buyer, bookrack, book club, book lore, book sale, book trade, memorandum book, cashbook.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
Let it be
bookedwith the rest of this day’s deeds.
To mark out for; to destine or assign for;
as, he is.
bookedfor the valedictory
Here I am
bookedfor three days more in Paris.
Webster 1828 Edition
A general name of every literary composition which is printed; but appropriately, a printed composition bound; a volume. The name is given also to any number of written sheets when bound or sewed together, and to a volume of blank paper, intended for any species of writing, as for memorandums, for accounts, or receipts.
1.A particular part of a literary composition; a division of a subject in the same volume.
2.A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, &c.
In books, in kind remembrance; in favor.
I was so much in his books, that at his decease he left me his lamp.
Without book, by memory; without reading;without notes; as, a sermon was delivered without book. This phrase is used also in the sense of without authority; as,a man asserts without book.
See also: book
German Low German
Book n (plural Böker or Beuker)
- Book Mormon
- Dreihbook (Dreihbookschriever, Dreihbookschrieverin, Dreihbookschrieversch, Dreihbookschrieversche)
- Greun Book (dat Greune Book)
- Gröön Book (dat Gröne Book)
- lütt Book
- Root Book (dat Rode Book)
- Taschenbook (Taschenbookutgaav, Taschenbookutgoov)
- Der neue SASS: Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch, Plattdeutsch - Hochdeutsch, Hochdeutsch - Plattdeutsch. Plattdeutsche Rechtschreibung, sixth revised edition (2011, ISBN 978-3-529-03000-0, Wachholtz Verlag, Neumünster)
See also: Book
book (plural books)
- A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
- She opened the book to page 37 and began to read aloud.
- He was frustrated because he couldn't find anything about dinosaurs in the book.
- A long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets.
- I have three copies of his first book.
- A major division of a long work.
- Genesis is the first book of the Bible.
- Many readers find the first book of A Tale of Two Cities to be confusing.
- (gambling) A record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet).
- I'm running a book on who is going to win the race.
- A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use.
- a book of stamps
- a book of raffle tickets
- (theater) The script of a musical.
- (usually in the plural) Records of the accounts of a business.
- A long document stored (as data) that is or will become a book; an e-book.
- (law) A colloquial reference to a book award, a recognition for receiving the highest grade in a class (traditionally an actual book, but recently more likely a letter or certificate acknowledging the achievement).
- (whist) Six tricks taken by one side.
- (poker slang) four of a kind
- (sports) A document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game.
- (sports, by extension) A list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game.
- (bound paper sheets containing writing): See Wikisaurus:book
- (convenient collection of small paper items, such as stamps): booklet
- (major division of a published work, larger than a chapter): tome, volume
- (script of a musical): libretto
- (records of the accounts of a business): accounts, records
Hyponyms of book
Terms derived from book
- Chichewa: buku
- Hawaiian: puke
- Malagasy: boky
- Shona: bhuku
- Somali: buugga
- Sotho: buka (note: also possibly from Afrikaans boek)
- Zulu: ibhuku (note: also possibly from Afrikaans boek)
collection of sheets of paper bound together containing printed or written material
record of betting
convenient collection of small paper items, such as stamps
major division of a published work, larger than a chapter
script of a musical
usually in plural: records of the accounts of a business
ebook — see e-book
book (third-person singular simple present books, present participle booking, simple past and past participle booked)
- (transitive) To reserve (something) for future use.
- I want to book a hotel room for tomorrow night
- I can book tickets for the concert next week.
- (transitive) To write down, to register or record in a book or as in a book.
- They booked that message from the hill
- (law enforcement, transitive) To record the name and other details of a suspected offender and the offence for later judicial action.
- The police booked him for driving too fast.
- (sports) To issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued.
- (intransitive, slang) To travel very fast.
- He was really booking, until he passed the speed trap.
- To record bets as bookmaker.
- (transitive, law student slang) To receive the highest grade in a class.
- The top three students had a bet on which one was going to book their intellectual property class.
- (intransitive, slang) To leave.
- He was here earlier, but he booked.
- (to reserve): reserve
- (to write down): make a note of, note down, record, write down
- (to travel very fast): bomb (slang), hurtle, rocket (informal), speed, shoot, whiz (informal)
to write down, register, record
to record the details of an offender
slang: to travel very fast
to record bets as bookmaker
to receive the highest grade in a class
slang: to leave
From Middle English book, from Old English bōc, first and third person singular preterite of bacan (“to bake”), from Proto-Germanic *bakaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₃g-.
- (Britain dialectal, Northern England) simple past tense of bake
Most common English words before 1923: taking · information · seem · #468: book · story · deep · meet
- ↑ J.P. Mallory, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, s.v. "beech" (London: Fitroy-Dearborn, 1997), 58.
- ↑ Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
From Old English bōc.
book (plural books)
- Alternative form of booke