Variant of book
- a number of sheets of paper, parchment, etc. with writing or printing on them, fastened together along one edge, usually between protective covers
- a literary or scientific work, anthology, etc. so prepared, distinguished by length and form from a magazine, tract, etc.
- any of the main divisions of a long written or printed work, as of the Bible
- a set of blank or ruled sheets or printed forms bound in a tablet, for the entry of accounts, records, notes, etc.: an account book
- the records or accounts, as of a business, kept in such a book or books
- something regarded as a subject for study: the book of life
- the body of facts, traits, or circumstances connected with a person or subject, esp. as being understandable, evident, etc. [an open book] or obscure, done with, etc.: a closed book
- studies; lessons
- the words of an opera or musical play; libretto
- the script of a play
- a booklike package, as of matches or tickets
- a list or record of bets taken and the odds given, as by bookmakers on horse races
- Slang bookmaker (sense )
- Bridge a certain number of tricks that must be won before additional tricks count in the score; specif., the first six tricks won by the declarer
Origin: Middle English bok ; from Old English boc, plural bec ; from Proto-Germanic an unverified form bokiz, beech, beechwood tablets carved with runes ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhagos, beech from source beech, Classical Greek phagos, Classical Latin fagus
- to record in a book; list
- to engage ahead of time, as rooms, transportation, performers or performances, etc.
- to record charges against on a police record
- to take (bets) as a bookmaker
- booker noun
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