1: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
2: physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop" [syn: volume]
3: a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; "they got a subpoena to examine our books" [syn: ledger, leger, account book, book of account]
4: a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; "he bought a book of stamps"
5: 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 recordbooks" [syn: record, record book]
6: a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah"
7: a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance [syn: script, playscript]
8: a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here" [syn: rule book]
9: the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina [syn: Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an]
10: the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen" [syn: Bible, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word]
1: record a charge in a police register; "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
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" [syn: reserve, hold]
3: engage for a performance; "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
4: register in a hotel booker
Adjacent words: Boocercus eurycerus | boodle | booger | boogeyman | boogie | boogie-woogie | boojum tree | book | book agent | book bag | book binding | book fair | book jacket | book louse | book lover | book lung