(noun, verb)


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

- I am reading a good book on economics

Definition categories: communication, publication

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

- he used a large book as a doorstop

Similar word(s): volume

Definition categories: man–made, product, production

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

- his name is in all the record books

Similar word(s): record

Definition categories: communication, fact

4. a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

Similar word(s): script

Definition categories: communication

5. a record in which commercial accounts are recorded

- they got a subpoena to examine our books

Similar word(s): ledger, leger

Definition categories: possession, record

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

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

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

- they run things by the book around here

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

8. the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina

Similar word(s): quran

Definition categories: communication

9. the sacred writings of the Christian religions

Similar word(s): bible, scripture, word

Definition categories: communication

10. a major division of a long written composition

- the book of Isaiah

Definition categories: communication, section, subdivision

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

- he bought a book of stamps

Definition categories: man–made, product, production

Sentences with book as a noun:

- She opened the book to page 37 and began to read aloud.

- He was frustrated because he couldn't find anything about dinosaurs in the book.

- I have three copies of his first book.

- Genesis is the first book of the Bible.

- Many readers find the first book of A Tale of Two Cities to be confusing.

- I'm running a book on who is going to win the race.

- a book of stamps

- a book of raffle tickets


1. engage for a performance

- Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo

Definition categories: cognition, schedule

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

- The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family

Similar word(s): hold, reserve

Definition categories: social, bespeak, quest, request

3. record a charge in a police register

- The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man

Definition categories: social, enter, record

4. register in a hotel booker

Definition categories: social, register

Sentences with book as a verb:

- I want to book a hotel room for tomorrow night

- I can book tickets for the concert next week.

- They booked that message from the hill

- The police booked him for driving too fast.

- He was really booking, until he passed the speed trap.

- The top three students had a bet on which one was going to book their intellectual property class.

- He was here earlier, but he booked.