album definition by Webster's New World
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- a bound or loose-leaf book with blank pages for mounting pictures, stamps, etc., or for collecting autographs
- a booklike holder for phonograph records played at 78 revolutions per minute
- a set of records in such a holder
- one or more LPs, compact discs, tape recordings, etc. packaged in a holder and containing a group of related works or a single long work, as of music or drama
- an anthology, picture book, or the like
Origin: Classical Latin neuter of albus, white: see elf
album definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A book with blank pages for the insertion and preservation of collections, as of stamps or photographs.
- a. A phonograph record, especially a long-playing record stored in a slipcase.b. A set of musical recordings stored together in jackets under one binding.c. The bound set of jackets for such a set.d. A recording of different musical pieces.
- A printed collection of musical compositions, pictures, or literary selections.
- A tall, handsomely printed book, popular especially in the 19th century, often having profuse illustrations and short, sentimental texts.
Origin: Latin, blank tablet, from neuter of albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.