What is the meaning of book?


  • (n.) book (a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)) "I am reading a good book on economics"
  • (n.) book, volume (physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together) "he used a large book as a doorstop"
  • (n.) record, record book, book (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"
  • (n.) script, book, playscript (a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance)
  • (n.) ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book (a record in which commercial accounts are recorded) "they got a subpoena to examine our books"
  • (n.) book (a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game)
  • (n.) book, rule book (a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made) "they run things by the book around here"
  • (n.) Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an, Book (the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina)
  • (n.) Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word (the sacred writings of the Christian religions) "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
  • (n.) book (a major division of a long written composition) "the book of Isaiah"
  • (n.) book (a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge) "he bought a book of stamps"


  • (v.) book (engage for a performance) "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
  • (v.) reserve, hold, book (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"
  • (v.) book (record a charge in a police register) "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
  • (v.) book (register in a hotel booker).
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APAWordNet. (2010). book. Retrieved December 18, 2014, from http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "book" http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906 (accessed December 18, 2014).
HarvardWordNet 2010, book, Smart Define, viewed 18 December, 2014, <http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906>.
MLAWordNet. "book" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 December 2014. <http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906>
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