bookend bookend  /ˈbʊ ˌkɛnd/


  • (n) a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)


  1. The original story and the Broadway show both have their fascinations, but they'd be of only minor interest if they didn't bookend the movie.
  2. This pair of engineering feats the world's largest monument to any flag bookend a gauntlet of salsa music, murals and vibrant street life.
  3. So we had the bookend.


  1. Their View: Prop. 13: Message for another time

    If the national tax revolt has bookends, the first bracket was placed 35 years ago this month. That s when California voters passed Proposition 13, a law curbing tax increases.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Silver City Sun-News

  2. "Melissa and Joey," "Baby Daddy" to Serve Up Two Original Episodes This Wednesday, June 12

    "Melissa and Joey" episodes will bookend back-to-back installments of "Baby Daddy" beginning at 8:00/7:00c.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Futon Critic

  3. Walking Tour Shows Off Post-War Black History

    The flagpole from which an American flag now flutters in front of the Roger Brooke Taney house on South Bentz Street might be considered a bookend in local history.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: CBS Baltimore

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  1. "We've gotten the chance to bookend what is the most successful tour in the world this year with a free concert for anyone in New York," frontman Jon Bon Jovi said at a news conference alongside New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and other...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Jon Bon Jovi Source: Reuters

  2. "This will be a good bookend to the legacy of myself and Pimp," Bun said. "And definitely take not just the group, but Pimp C, to true legend and iconic status."
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Bun B Source:

  3. "It'll be fun," Clemens said. "But he'd be the first to tell you that if he was with anybody else or if I really felt deep down that I needed to bookend my career in Boston or go back to the guys in New York, he would've encouraged that."
    on May 31, 2006 By: Roger Clemens Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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