What is the meaning of book?


  • A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together. )
    • usage: "I am reading a good book on economics"
  • Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
    • usage: "he used a large book as a doorstop"
  • A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
    • usage: "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the record books"
  • A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
  • A record in which commercial accounts are recorded.
    • usage: "they got a subpoena to examine our books"
  • A collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game.
  • A collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made.
    • usage: "they run things by the book around here"
  • The sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina.
  • The sacred writings of the Christian religions.
    • usage: "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
  • A major division of a long written composition.
    • usage: "the book of Isaiah"
  • A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
    • usage: "he bought a book of stamps"


  • Engage for a performance.
    • usage: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
  • Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    • usage: "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"
  • Record a charge in a police register.
    • usage: "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
  • Register in a hotel booker. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). book. Retrieved April 22, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "book" http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906 (accessed April 22, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, book, Smart Define, viewed 22 April, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906>.
MLAWordNet. "book" 23 October 2010. Web. 22 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/book/definitions/1201906>
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