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Meaning & Definition of Book in English

English

Book

/bʊk/

noun

1. A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)

  • "I am reading a good book on economics"
    synonym:
  • book

2. Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together

  • "He used a large book as a doorstop"
    synonym:
  • book
  • ,
  • volume

3. A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone

  • "Al smith used to say, `let's look at the record'"
  • "His name is in all the record books"
    synonym:
  • record
  • ,
  • record book
  • ,
  • book

4. A written version of a play or other dramatic composition

  • Used in preparing for a performance
    synonym:
  • script
  • ,
  • book
  • ,
  • playscript

5. A record in which commercial accounts are recorded

  • "They got a subpoena to examine our books"
    synonym:
  • ledger
  • ,
  • leger
  • ,
  • account book
  • ,
  • book of account
  • ,
  • book

6. A collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game

    synonym:
  • book

7. A collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made

  • "They run things by the book around here"
    synonym:
  • book
  • ,
  • rule book

8. The sacred writings of islam revealed by god to the prophet muhammad during his life at mecca and medina

    synonym:
  • Koran
  • ,
  • Quran
  • ,
  • al-Qur'an
  • ,
  • Book

9. The sacred writings of the christian religions

  • "He went to carry the word to the heathen"
    synonym:
  • Bible
  • ,
  • Christian Bible
  • ,
  • Book
  • ,
  • Good Book
  • ,
  • Holy Scripture
  • ,
  • Holy Writ
  • ,
  • Scripture
  • ,
  • Word of God
  • ,
  • Word

10. A major division of a long written composition

  • "The book of isaiah"
    synonym:
  • book

11. A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge

  • "He bought a book of stamps"
    synonym:
  • book

verb

1. Engage for a performance

  • "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in tokyo"
    synonym:
  • book

2. Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

  • "Reserve me a seat on a flight"
  • "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"
  • "Please hold a table at maxim's"
    synonym:
  • reserve
  • ,
  • hold
  • ,
  • book

3. Record a charge in a police register

  • "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
    synonym:
  • book

4. Register in a hotel booker

    synonym:
  • book

Examples of using

"Ganon made man in his image, and spoke to his creations: "You are my prisoners." Wait, what the hell is this..?" "It's a book." "I know a book if I see one, Sister Ipo. What book—" "Read the book!" "You goose."
Last time he told me he'd lend me that book the next day
I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.