What is book?

  • (verb): Engage for a performance.
    Example: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A book produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book (e-book).

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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Book
... Schwarzenegger's "tell all" book, Total Recall, was released on October 1, 2012 (the day before his illegitimate son's birthday) ... The majority of his book is about his successes in the three major chapters in his life bodybuilder, a box-office, high profile celebrity, and his seven years as Governor of California ...
Book - Paper and Conservation Issues
... Pulp-based paper made books less expensive to the general public ... Books printed between 1850 and 1950 are at risk more recent books are often printed on acid-free or alkaline paper ... Stability of the climate is critical to the long-term preservation of paper and book material ...
Leo Marks - After SOE
... In 1998, Marks published a book about his work in SOE — Between Silk and Cyanide A Codemaker's Story 1941-1945 ... The book was reportedly written in the early 1980s, but didn't receive the UK Government's approval for publication until 1998 ... Three of the poems published in the book were scrambled into the song "Dead Agents" by John Cale and performed at a series of multimedia concerts in London in April 1999 ...
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - Adaptations - Comic Book
... In 1982, a comic book adaptation of the film called A Marvel Comics Super Special Blade Runner was released by Marvel Comics ... in 2009, BOOM! Studios started publishing a 24-issue comic book limited series adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, containing the full text of the novel ...
... is the name of a prominent land, a capital city, and a leader in the Book of Mormon ... The Book of Mormon is revered by members of various Latter Day Saint churches as sacred scripture ... Some interpret Doctrine Covenants 1253 as suggesting that the Book of Mormon’s Zarahemla coincides with an 1841 Mormon settlement within the borders of the state of Iowa, west of the Mississippi River ...

More definitions of "book":

  • (noun): A collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made.
    Example: "They run things by the book around here"
    Synonyms: rule book
  • (noun): A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
    Example: "I am reading a good book on economics"
  • (verb): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Synonyms: reserve, hold
  • (noun): A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
    Example: "He bought a book of stamps"
  • (verb): Register in a hotel booker.
  • (noun): A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
    Synonyms: script, playscript
  • (noun): A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
    Synonyms: record, record book
  • (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
    Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
    Synonyms: volume
  • (noun): The sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina.
    Synonyms: Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an
  • (verb): Record a charge in a police register.
    Example: "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
  • (noun): A major division of a long written composition.
    Example: "The book of Isaiah"

Famous quotes containing the word book:

    The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822–1896)

    When the book comes out it may hurt you—but in order for me to do it, it had to hurt me first. I can only tell you about yourself as much as I can face about myself.
    James Baldwin (1924–1987)