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Meaning of BOOK

Pronunciation:  bûk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
  2. [n]  a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; "he bought a book of stamps"
  3. [n]  a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah"
  4. [n]  a copy of a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
  5. [n]  the sacred writings of the Christian religion; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
  6. [n]  sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Mohammed during his life at Mecca and Medina; divided into 114 chapters
  7. [n]  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"
  8. [n]  a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
  9. [n]  a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here"
  10. [n]  a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; "they got a subpoena to examine our books"
  11. [v]  engage for a performance; "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
  12. [v]  record a charge in a police register; "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
  13. [v]  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"
  14. [v]  register in a hotel booker

BOOK is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: account book, Bible, book of account, Good Book, hold, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Koran, ledger, leger, playscript, Quran, record, recordbook, reserve, rule book, script, Scripture, volume, Word, Word of God
 See Also: accounting, accounting system, accumulation, Acts, Acts of the Apostles, aggregation, album, American Revised Version, American Standard Version, Apocalypse, appointment book, appointment calendar, assemblage, authority, Authorized Version, back, bespeak, bestiary, binding, book binding, book of facts, Book of Revelations, booklet, brochure, call for, Capital, card, catalog, catalogue, catechism, coffee-table book, collection, continuity, copybook, cost ledger, cover, Das Kapital, daybook, Deuteronomy, dialog, dialogue, Douay Bible, Douay Version, Douay-Rheims Bible, Douay-Rheims Version, dramatic composition, dramatic work, enter, Esther, Exodus, fact, family Bible, fine, folder, folio, general ledger, Genesis, Gospel According to John, Gospel According to Luke, Gospel According to Mark, Gospel According to Matthew, Gospel of Luke, hardback, hardcover, I Samuel, II Samuel, Jeremiah, Job, John, Jonah, Joshua, Josue, journal, journal, Judges, King James Bible, King James Version, leaflet, Leviticus, libretto, logbook, Luke, Mark, Matthew, method of accounting, New English Bible, New Latin Utopia, New Testament, notebook, novel, Numbers, Old Testament, order book, pamphlet, paperback, paperback book, phrase book, picture book, prayer book, prayerbook, prescript, procure, product, production, prompt copy, promptbook, publication, put down, quest, record, record, reference, reference book, reference work, register, religious text, religious writing, request, Revelation, review copy, Revised Standard Version, Revised Version, Rheims-Douay Bible, Rheims-Douay Version, rule, running head, running headline, Ruth, sacred text, sacred writing, scenario, schedule, school text, schoolbook, scorecard, screenplay, section, secure, shooting script, signature, sketch pad, sketchblock, sketchbook, softback, softback book, soft-cover, soft-cover book, songbook, subdivision, subsidiary ledger, Testament, text, text edition, textbook, textual matter, ticket, tome, trade book, trade edition, Utopia, Vulgate, won-lost record, workbook



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Book\ (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to
    Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k,
    Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch;
    and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient
    Saxons and Germans in general wrote runes on pieces of
    beechen board. Cf. {Beech}.]
    1. 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
    Note: 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.
    Note: 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.
    2. A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
             A good book is the precious life blood of a master
             spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a
             life beyond life.                     --Milton.
    3. A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as,
       the tenth book of ``Paradise Lost.''
    4. A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are
       kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and
       expenditures, etc.
    5. Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in
       certain other games, two or more corresponding cards,
       forming a set.
    Note: 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.
    {Book account}, an account or register of debt or credit in a
    {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} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of minute,
       wingless insects injurious to books and papers. They
       belong to the {Pseudoneuroptera}.
    {Book moth} (Zo["o]l.), the name of several species of moths,
       the larv[ae] 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} (Zo["o]l.), 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.''
    {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.
    {To curse by bell, book, and candle}. See under {Bell}.
    {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.
    {To speak by the book}, to speak with minute exactness.
    {Without book}.
       (a) By memory.
       (b) Without authority.
  2. \Book\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Booked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
             Let it be booked with the rest of this day's deeds.
    2. To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose
       of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; as, to be
       booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater.
    3. To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is
       booked for the valedictory. [Colloq.]
             Here I am booked for three days more in Paris.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of books indicates calmness. You will advance toward your goals at a slow and steady pace. Books also symbolize knowledge, intellect, information and wisdom. Consider the type of book. It may represent a significant calling into a specific field of work. Dreaming of dusty books indicates forgotten knowledge or previous "chapters" of your life. Dreaming of children's books, memories and a collection of personal memories from your own childhood. It may also suggest your desire to escape from reality and retreat into some fantasy world. Dreaming of a satanic book, symbolizes your one-sided way of thinking and looking at things. You are trying to denounce any responsibility in your actions and are putting forth a little effort as possible.
Easton Bible Dictionary

This word has a comprehensive meaning in Scripture. In the Old Testament it is the rendering of the Hebrew word _sepher_, which properly means a "writing," and then a "volume" (Ex. 17:14; Deut. 28:58; 29:20; Job 19:23) or "roll of a book" (Jer. 36:2, 4).

Books were originally written on skins, on linen or cotton cloth, and on Egyptian papyrus, whence our word "paper." The leaves of the book were generally written in columns, designated by a Hebrew word properly meaning "doors" and "valves" (Jer. 36:23, R.V., marg. "columns").

Among the Hebrews books were generally rolled up like our maps, or if very long they were rolled from both ends, forming two rolls (Luke 4:17-20). Thus they were arranged when the writing was on flexible materials; but if the writing was on tablets of wood or brass or lead, then the several tablets were bound together by rings through which a rod was passed.

A sealed book is one whose contents are secret (Isa. 29:11; Rev. 5:1-3). To "eat" a book (Jer. 15:16; Ezek. 2:8-10; 3:1-3; Rev. 10:9) is to study its contents carefully.

The book of judgment (Dan. 7:10) refers to the method of human courts of justice as illustrating the proceedings which will take place at the day of God's final judgment. The book of the wars of the Lord (Num. 21:14), the book of Jasher (Josh. 10:13), and the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah and Israel (2 Chr. 25:26), were probably ancient documents known to the Hebrews, but not forming a part of the canon.

The book of life (Ps. 69:28) suggests the idea that as the redeemed form a community or citizenship (Phil. 3:20; 4:3), a catalogue of the citizens' names is preserved (Luke 10:20; Rev. 20:15). Their names are registered in heaven (Luke 10:20; Rev. 3:5).

The book of the covenant (Ex. 24:7), containing Ex. 20:22-23:33, is the first book actually mentioned as a part of the written word. It contains a series of laws, civil, social, and religious, given to Moses at Sinai immediately after the delivery of the decalogue. These were written in this "book."

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