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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun book has 11 senses

Verb book has 4 senses


bookn. [OE. book, bok, AS. b; akin to Goth. b a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b, b, beech; because the ancient Saxons and Germans in general wrote runes on pieces of beechen board. Cf. Beech.].
  •  A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing.  [1913 Webster]
    " When blank, it is called a blank book. When printed, the term often distinguishes a bound volume, or a volume of some size, from a pamphlet."  [1913 Webster]
    " It has been held that, under the copyright law, a book is not necessarily a volume made of many sheets bound together; it may be printed on a single sheet, as music or a diagram of patterns."  Abbott.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A composition, written or printed; a treatise.  [1913 Webster]
    "A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of “Paradise Lost.”  [1913 Webster]
  •  A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc.; -- often used in the plural; as, they got a subpoena to examine our books.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of bridge or whist, being the minimum number of tricks that must be taken before any additional tricks are counted as part of the score for that hand; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.  [1913 Webster]
  •  a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; -- used in preparing for a performance.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  a set of paper objects (tickets, stamps, matches, checks etc.) bound together by one edge, like a book; as, he bought a book of stamps.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  a book or list, actual or hypothetical, containing records of the best performances in some endeavor; a recordbook; -- used in the phrase one for the book or one for the books.  [PJC]
  •  the set of facts about an athlete's performance, such as typical performance or playing habits or methods, that are accumulated by potential opponents as an aid in deciding how best to compete against that athlete; as, the book on Ted Williams suggests pitching to him low and outside.  [PJC]
  •  same as book value.  [PJC]
  •  the list of current buy and sell orders maintained by a stock market specialist.  [PJC]
  •  the purchase orders still outstanding and unfilled on a company's ledger; as, book to bill ratio.  [PJC]
    " Book is used adjectively or as a part of many compounds; as, book buyer, bookrack, book club, book lore, book sale, book trade, memorandum book, cashbook."  [1913 Webster]
Book account, an account or register of debt or credit in a book. -- Book debt, a debt for items charged to the debtor by the creditor in his book of accounts. -- Book learning, learning acquired from books, as distinguished from practical knowledge. “Neither does it so much require book learning and scholarship, as good natural sense, to distinguish true and false.” Burnet. -- Book louse (Zoöl.), one of several species of minute, wingless insects injurious to books and papers. They belong to the Pseudoneuroptera. -- Book moth (Zoöl.), the name of several species of moths, the larvæ of which eat books. -- Book oath, an oath made on The Book, or Bible. -- The Book of Books, the Bible. -- Book post, a system under which books, bulky manuscripts, etc., may be transmitted by mail. -- Book scorpion (Zoöl.), one of the false scorpions (Chelifer cancroides) found among books and papers. It can run sidewise and backward, and feeds on small insects. -- Book stall, a stand or stall, often in the open air, for retailing books. -- Canonical books. See Canonical. -- In one's books, in one's favor. “I was so much in his books, that at his decease he left me his lamp.” Addison. -- To bring to book. (a) To compel to give an account. (b) To compare with an admitted authority.To bring it manifestly to book is impossible.” M. Arnold. -- by the book, according to standard procedures; using the correct or usual methods. -- cook the books, make fallacious entries in or otherwise manipulate a financial record book for fraudulent purposes. -- To curse by bell, book, and candle. See under Bell. -- To make book (Horse Racing), to conduct a business of accepting or placing bets from others on horse races. -- To make a book (Horse Racing), to lay bets (recorded in a pocket book) against the success of every horse, so that the bookmaker wins on all the unsuccessful horses and loses only on the winning horse or horses. -- off the books, not recorded in the official financial records of a business; -- usually used of payments made in cash to fraudulently avoid payment of taxes or of employment benefits. -- one for the book, one for the books, something extraordinary, such as a record-breaking performance or a remarkable accomplishment. -- To speak by the book, to speak with minute exactness. -- to throw the book at, to impose the maximum fine or penalty for an offense; -- usually used of judges imposing penalties for criminal acts. -- Without book. (a) By memory. (b) Without authority. -- to write the book, to be the leading authority in a field; -- usually used in the past tense; as, he's not just an average expert, he wrote the book.
bookv. t. 
  •  To enter, write, or register in a book or list.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let it be booked with the rest of this day's deeds."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; to reserve{2}; also, to make an arrangement for a reservation; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater; to book a reservation at a restaurant.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.  [1913 Webster]
    "Here I am booked for three days more in Paris."  [1913 Webster]
  •  to make an official record of a charge against (a suspect in a crime); -- performed by police.  [PJC]


book, n. & v.
1 a a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. b a literary composition intended for publication (is working on her book).
2 a bound set of blank sheets for writing or keeping records in.
3 a set of tickets, stamps, matches, cheques, samples of cloth, etc., bound up together.
4 (in pl.) a set of records or accounts.
5 a main division of a literary work, or of the Bible (the Book of Deuteronomy).
6 (in full book of words) a libretto, script of a play, etc.
7 colloq. a magazine.
8 a telephone directory (his number's in the book).
9 a record of bets made and money paid out at a race meeting by a bookmaker.
10 a set of six tricks collected together in a card-game.
11 an imaginary record or list (the book of life).
1 tr. a engage (a seat etc.) in advance; make a reservation of. b engage (a guest, supporter, etc.) for some occasion.
2 tr. a take the personal details of (an offender or rule-breaker). b enter in a book or list.
3 tr. issue a railway etc. ticket to.
4 intr. make a reservation (no need to book).

book club a society which sells its members selected books on special terms. book-end a usu. ornamental prop used to keep a row of books upright. book in esp. Brit. register one's arrival at a hotel etc. book learning mere theory. book-plate a decorative label stuck in the front of a book bearing the owner's name. book-rest an adjustable support for an open book on a table. book token Brit. a voucher which can be exchanged for books to a specified value. book up
1 buy tickets in advance for a theatre, concert, holiday, etc.
2 (as booked up) with all places reserved. book value the value of a commodity as entered in a firm's books (opp. market value). bring to book call to account. closed (or sealed) book a subject of which one is ignorant. go by the book proceed according to the rules. the good Book the Bible. in a person's bad (or good) books in disfavour (or favour) with a person. in my book in my opinion. make a book take bets and pay out winnings at a race meeting. not in the book disallowed. on the books contained in a list of members etc. suits my book is convenient to me. take a leaf out of a person's book imitate a person. throw the book at colloq. charge or punish to the utmost.
OE boc, bocian, f. Gmc, usu. taken to be rel. to BEECH (the bark of which was used for writing on)



Holy Writ, Scripture, Spenserian stanza, accuse, airing, allege, ante, antistrophe, arraign, article, back matter, balance, balance the books, bandying, bespeak, bet, bill, booklet, brief, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, broadcast, broadcasting, brochure, bruiting, bruiting about, budget, burden, calendar, canto, capitalize, carry, carry over, carve, cast up accounts, catalog, chalk, chalk up, chapter, charge, charge off, check in, chorus, chronicle, chunk, circulation, cite, clause, close out, close the books, codex, column, compendium, complain, continuity, couplet, credit, cue, cut, debit, denounce, denunciate, diffusion, display, dissemination, distich, docket, earmark, employ, engage, engrave, enlist, enroll, enscroll, enter, enumerate, envoi, epode, evulgation, fascicle, fasten on, fasten upon, file, fill out, finger, folder, folio, front matter, gathering, grave, handbook, hang something on, hazard, heptastich, hexastich, hire, impanel, impeach, imply, impute, incise, index, indict, inform against, inform on, inscribe, insert, insinuate, installment, inventory, issuance, issue, itemize, jot down, journalize, keep books, keep score, laws, lay charges, leaflet, libretto, line, line up, lines, list, livraison, lodge a complaint, lodge a plaint, log, lyrics, magazine, make a memorandum, make a note, make an entry, make out, manual, mark down, matriculate, measure, minute, monograph, monostich, note, note down, novel, number, octastich, octave, octet, order, ottava rima, page, pamphlet, paperback, paragraph, parlay, part, passage, pentastich, periodical, phrase, pigeonhole, pin on, place upon record, play, playbook, poll, post, post up, preengage, prefer charges, press charges, printing, program, promulgation, propagation, publication, publishing, put down, put in writing, put on paper, put on report, put on tape, quatrain, record, recruit, reduce to writing, refrain, register, regulations, report, reproach, reserve, retain, rhyme royal, scenario, scene plot, schedule, score, script, scroll, section, sentence, septet, serial, sestet, set down, sextet, sheet, shooting script, shot, side, sign on, sign up, sign up for, signature, slate, soft-cover, spread, spreading, spreading abroad, stake, stanza, stave, strain, strike a balance, strophe, syllable, tabulate, take down, take into employment, take on, take to task, tally, tape, tape-record, task, taunt with, tax, telecasting, tercet, terza rima, tetrastich, text, textbook, ticket, tome, tract, treatise, triplet, tristich, twit, ventilation, verse, videotape, volume, wager, words, work, write, write down, write in, write out, write up




N list, catalog, catalogue, inventory, register, account, bill, bill of costs, terrier, tally, listing, itemization, atlas, book, ledger, catalogue raisonne, tableau, invoice, bill of lading, prospectus, bill of fare, menu, carte, score, census, statistics, returns, contents, table of contents, outline, synopsis, checklist, table, chart, database, index, inverted file, word list, concordance, dictionary, lexicon, vocabulary, glossary, thesaurus, file, card index, card file, rolodex, address book, Red book, Blue book, Domesday book, cadastre, directory, gazetter, almanac, army list, clergy list, civil service list, navy list, Almanach de Gotha, cadaster, Lloyd's register, nautical almanac, who's who, Guiness's Book of World Records, roll, check roll, checker roll, bead roll, muster roll, muster book, roster, panel, jury list, cartulary, diptych, cadastral.


VB keep accounts, enter, post, book, credit, debit, carry over, take stock, balance accounts, make up accounts, square accounts, settle accounts, wind up accounts, cast up accounts, make accounts square, square accounts, bring to book, tax, surcharge and falsify, audit, field audit, check the books, verify accounts, falsify an account, garble an account, cook an account, cook the books, doctor an account.


VB teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor, cram, prime, coach, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft, infiltrate, imbue, impregnate, implant, graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate, given an idea of, put up to, put in the way of, set right, sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind, give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, teach the young idea how to shoot, improve, expound, lecture, read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse, incept, hold forth, preach, sermonize, moralize, point a moral, train, discipline, bring up, bring up to, form, ground, prepare, qualify, drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse, breed, rear, take in hand, break, break in, tame, preinstruct, initiate, inure, put to nurse, send to school, direct, guide, direct attention to, impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory, beat into, beat into the head, convince, book, workbook, exercise book, preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs, preach to the converted.


VB record, put on record, place on record, chronicle, calendar, hand down to posterity, keep up the memory, commemorate, report, write, commit to writing, reduce to writing, put in writing, set down in writing, writing in black and white, put down, jot down, take down, write down, note down, set down, note, minute, put on paper, take note, make a note, take minute, take memorandum, make a return, mark, sign, enter, book, post, post up, insert, make an entry of, mark off, tick off, register, enroll, inscroll, file, burn into memory, carve in stone.

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