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OVERVIEW OF NOUN BOOK
1) book: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); “I am reading a good book on economics”
2) book, volume: physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; “he used a large book as a doorstop”
3) ledger, leger, account book, book of account, book: a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; “they got a subpoena to examine our books”
4) book: a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; “he bought a book of stamps”
5) record, record book, book: 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 record books”
6) book: a major division of a long written composition; “the book of Isaiah”
7) script, book, playscript: a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
8) book: a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
9) book, rule book: a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; “they run things by the book around here”
10) Koran, Quran, al-Qur’an, Book: the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
11) Bible, Christian Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word: the sacred writings of the Christian religions; “he went to carry the Word to the heathen”
OVERVIEW OF VERB BOOK
1) book: record a charge in a police register; “The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man”
2) reserve, hold, book: 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”
3) book: engage for a performance; “Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo”
4) book: register in a hotel booker
noun book has 11 sense(s) (first 7 from tagged texts)
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A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is a leaf, and each side of a leaf is a page. A set of text-filled or illustrated pages produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book, or e-book.
Books may also refer to works of literature, or a main division of such a work. In library and information science, a book is called a monograph, to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals or newspapers. The body of all written works including books is literature. In novels and sometimes other types of books (for example, biographies), a book may be divided into several large sections, also called books (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, and so on). An avid reader of books is a bibliophile or colloquially, bookworm.
A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Books can also be borrowed from libraries. Google has estimated that as of 2010, approximately 130,000,000 unique titles had been published. In some wealthier nations, printed books are giving way to the usage of electronic or e-books.