Book meaning

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An e-book or other electronic resource structured like a book.
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The definition of book is a story or collection of stories that can be read.

An example of book is a novel by John Grisham.

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To book is defined as to make reservations for something in advance.

An example of book is when you buy airline ticket reservations.

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A record of bets placed on a race.
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A pack of like or similar items bound together.

A book of matches.

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The number of card tricks needed before any tricks can have scoring value, as the first six tricks taken by the declaring side in bridge.
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A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers.
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A printed or written literary work.

Did you ever finish writing that book?

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A volume in which financial or business transactions are recorded.
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Financial or business records considered as a group.

Checked the expenditures on the books.

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A libretto.
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The script of a play.
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The Bible.
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The Koran.
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A set of prescribed standards or rules on which decisions are based.

Runs the company by the book.

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Something regarded as a source of knowledge or understanding.
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The total amount of experience, knowledge, understanding, and skill that can be used in solving a problem or performing a task.

We used every trick in the book to finish the project on schedule.

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Factual information, especially of a private nature.

What's the book on him?

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To designate a time for; schedule.

Let's book a meeting for next month.

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To be hired for or engaged in.

The actor has booked his next movie with that director.

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To arrange for or purchase (tickets or lodgings, for example) in advance; reserve.
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To arrange a reservation, as for a hotel room, for (someone).

Book me into the best hotel in town.

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To hire or engage.

Booked a band for Saturday night.

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To list or register in a book.

Booked the revenue from last month's sales.

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To list or record appointments or engagements in.

A calendar that was booked solid on Tuesday.

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To record information about (a suspected offender) after arrest in preparation for arraignment, usually including a criminal history search, fingerprinting, and photographing.
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To record the flagrant fouls of (a player) for possible disciplinary action, as in soccer.
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To make a reservation.

Book early if you want good seats.

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Of or relating to knowledge learned from books rather than actual experience.

Has book smarts but not street smarts.

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Appearing in a company's financial records.

Book profits.

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To move or travel rapidly.

We booked along at a nice clip.

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Any of the main divisions of a long written or printed work, as of the Bible.
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Something regarded as a subject for study.

The book of life.

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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.

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Studies; lessons.
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A booklike package, as of matches or tickets.
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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.
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A number of sheets of paper, parchment, etc. with writing or printing on them, fastened together along one edge, usually between protective covers.
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A literary or scientific work, anthology, etc. so prepared, distinguished by length and form from a magazine, tract, etc.
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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.

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The records or accounts, as of a business, kept in such a book or books.
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The words of an opera or musical play; libretto.
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The script of a play.
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A list or record of bets taken and the odds given, as by bookmakers on horse races.
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To record in a book; list.
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To engage ahead of time, as rooms, transportation, performers or performances, etc.
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To record charges against on a police record.
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To take (bets) as a bookmaker.
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In, from, or according to books or accounts.
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A trader’s positions, or list of investments.
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A broker’s or investment manager’s list of clients, which is called a book of business.
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A ledger or register recording particular transactions or events such as financial transactions and police arrests. To enter or record the details of a transaction or event into such a book. The process at a police station of completing an arrest, including fingerprinting and photographing the defendant.
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A main division of a larger printed or written work.

A book of the Old Testament.

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Origin of book

Middle English bok from Old English bōc bhāgo- in Indo-European roots