book book  /ˈbʊk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
  2. (n) a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
  3. (n) a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made
  4. (n) the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
  5. (n) the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  6. (n) a major division of a long written composition
  7. (n) a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
  8. (v) engage for a performance
  9. (v) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  10. (v) record a charge in a police register
  11. (v) register in a hotel booker
  12. (n) a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
  13. (n) physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
  14. (n) a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
  15. (n) a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

Usage(s):

  1. On the ground floor of the White House there is a big room lined with large, locked, glass-fronted bookcases.
  2. Lisle Bell has probably reviewed more books than anyone in the world.
  3. In his new book, talk-show host and multiple sclerosis sufferer Montel Williams says the key to good health is Mother-knows-best common sense.

News

  1. Book Review: Brainwashed

    Brainwashed, by Sally Satel and Scott O Lilienfeld. Basic Books. I wanted to dislike this book. You see, I was suspicious of the fact that one of the authors is a resident scholar with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an organization whose political values I oppose, and, insofar as it's an organization with political values, has little business going near science. Then, when I found that ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Discover

  2. Book Giveaway: Fermented Foods For Health

    This fabulous book from colleague extraordinaire has just hit the shelves. It’s timely, well-researched, full of vital information and healing recipes AND we’re giving away a copy! FERMENTED FOODS FOR HEALTH Use the Power of Probiotic Foods to Improve Your Digestion, Strengthen Your Immunity, and Prevent Illness by Deirdre Rawlings We advocate eating fermented foods as a part [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

  3. Book News: VICE Draws Ire By Staging Female Author Suicides

    The anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh strikes again; the childhood drawings of E.E. Cummings; Jonathan Franzen on literary sexism.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: NPR

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Quotes

  1. The 76-year-old announced the decision on his blog: "I want to share some personal news with you," King wrote. "I'm incredibly proud that we recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for having the longest-running show with the same...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Larry King Source: SmarTrend News

  2. Patterson says: "If e-books get people who might otherwise not be reading to pick up a book, then that makes me happy."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: James Patterson Source: The Associated Press

  3. "From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying within me for a long time," Martin wrote on his website.
    on Mar 29, 2010 By: Ricky Martin Source: AFP

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