Adjective "book" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
  1. 'Rosie bought me the DVD along with a book on philosophy.'
  2. 'So he launched a new company which packaged the software in paperback book format and charged lower prices.'
  3. 'I opened a book and quickly skimmed information about the first World War.'
  4. 'I was a bit discouraged with the rest of the book after such a wonderful introduction.'
  5. 'The resource books provided are well recognized as being excellent in their area.'
  6. 'When he retired he wrote a book on medical science for lay people and prospective doctors.'
  7. 'She pictures a woman lying gloomily on the couch reading a book about Maria Callas.'
  8. 'I sat there a while longer, staring down at the vellum pages of the book on the low desk before me.'
  9. 'Anthologies of writing and small art books will be available for sale online.'
  10. 'You can do so by reading books and informing yourself, which is an aspect that should not be overlooked.'
  11. 'It's pretty sad, actually… most of my friends haven't opened a book for pleasure in years.'
  12. 'The best films nearly always come from original scripts or second-rate books.'
  13. 'I love mixing genres, writing essays and kids' books and short stories as well as poems.'
  14. 'He had just published a book of his life story, and it had become a best seller.'
  15. 'Merely getting books published serves little purpose if no one reads them.'
  16. 'Henry Miller had published seventeen books when he sent out an appeal to all his friends to help him out.'
  17. 'I used to do photography seriously, and even wrote a book on photography in schools back in the seventies.'
  18. 'She is currently at work on a literary thriller and a book of short stories based on her travels'
  19. 'The book, published in an edition of 6,000 copies on 19 December, sold out in a few days.'
  20. 'Who is it that decides which novels, biographies, poetry and children's books do get published?'
  21. 'He likes classical music and books about people who die and come back to life.'
  22. 'the Book of Genesis'
  23. 'There are many commentaries on individual books of the Bible, but the reader who wishes to take a broader view has less choice.'
  24. 'Bryan never went into a frenzy, nor did he recite the books of the Bible.'
  25. 'As a theologian he is most famous for his practical work in revising the order of the books of the Bible and arranging them into chapters.'
  26. 'The book of Esther is the only book of the Bible that does not contain the name of God.'
  27. 'Of course, and that truth is preserved in the 66 books of the Bible, Old and New Testaments.'
  28. 'The New Testament contains the books that provide the basis for modern Christianity.'
  29. 'God always dictated the Torah, as well as other books of the Bible, in the language used by the people at the time.'
  30. 'However, in the textual criticism of the books of Scripture this is problematic in several ways.'
  31. 'Of the 42 books of the Bible that Shakespeare drew upon, Ecclesiasticus and Job seem to have been his favourites.'
  32. 'Some readers of the Bible consider the book of Hebrews to be a description of a faith journey.'
  33. 'he was so deep in his books he would forget to eat'
  34. 'Many students, sweating over their books, have dreamt of taking a relaxing nap in one of the beautiful forest clearings.'
  35. 'But he never wallowed in self pity, and rather spent every available moment with his nose stuck deep in his books.'
  36. 'is your name in the book?'
  37. 'Apart from in 2006/7, we are members of the Offa's Dyke Association, find us in the book, or the online entry they have for us.'
  38. 'We are not a secret organisation, but out of necessity you will not find us in the book.'
  39. 'women's books like Cosmopolitan and Ladies' Home Journal'
  40. 'Their readers nearly always referred to these magazines as 'books'.'
  41. 'Some older readers still refer to their magazines as 'books'.'
  42. 'she felt every emotion in the book of love'
  43. 'The way he receives his partner in his hotel room wouldn't count among ‘nice and friendly’ in the book of etiquette.'
A bound set of blank sheets for writing in.
  1. 'She leaned back against her pillows and tapped her pen against the leather bound book.'
  2. 'That brought to mind the leather bound book that she had borrowed from the library.'
  3. 'She reached into one of her few bags, and pulled out a leather bound book, and began to read.'
  4. 'The three of them then turned to look at the subject of their topic, just in time to see a grey address book fall out with a thud.'
  5. 'Maura gave him a puzzled glance but closed the account book and made her way to the entrance.'
  6. 'She also added two leather bound books to the bag, one was blank but the other was full of spells that Olivia might need for the journey to the Wastes.'
  7. 'It's much more difficult to find a coloring book image of a crawdad than one would think.'
  8. 'He was marking exam papers when by chance he found a blank page in a candidate's answer book.'
  9. 'I went over to this podium in the corner which had a large ledger book opened up on it.'
  10. 'She spotted Joel propped up against the wall, reading a thick, leather bound book.'
  11. 'a bid to balance the books'
  12. 'But now it is understood senior officers say they cannot keep using reserves to balance the books.'
  13. 'There was a desk in the middle of the room, with account books stacked and arranged neatly around each other.'
  14. 'He had then tried to juggle the accounts in a desperate bid to balance the books.'
  15. 'Overnight there was a tenfold increase in the valuation put on the city's council homes to balance the books and keep the sell-off on track.'
  16. 'With all this extra wealth coming into the city, the council is unable to balance the books.'
  17. 'To help you balance the books for a night at the movies, here is the admission and snack bar breakdown for the five theatres reviewed.'
  18. 'They must sell an expensive player approximately once every 12 months to balance the books.'
  19. 'The money I put in on departure was to balance the books, but reductions in certain areas will be needed.'
  20. 'But sceptics say he still has to cut spending or raise taxes to balance the books and could raise indirect taxes in next year's budget.'
  21. 'That's where the savings are required to balance the books.'
  22. 'his name went into the book for a foul on Smyth'
  23. 'It was the 11 th of the season for a man who is no stranger to the referee's book.'
  24. 'If no one plays a trump, then the highest ranking card to the suit led wins the book.'
A set of tickets, stamps, matches, samples of cloth, etc., bound together.
  1. 'Current rules allow a passenger to carry two lighters and four books of matches.'
  2. 'Sample books were purchased for the teachers to read based on their preferences.'
  3. 'They have books of pictures and samples that you can look through there, and they can do it all.'
  4. 'Once, when he was driving with his fiancée, a traffic policeman stopped him and took out a ticket book.'
  5. 'If you feel you can support the club by selling a few books of tickets please don't hesitate to contact any committee or club member.'
  6. 'Season ticket holders are being urged to bring their entire season ticket books with them to ensure entry to the ground.'
  7. 'He scribbled his address and Com number on the back of a book of matches and gave it to her.'
  8. 'Those who can write in with the correct guess win a book of stamps!'
  9. 'It was then that he remembered the book of matches in his pocket, and drew it out.'
  10. 'A book of first class stamps and a letter of apology was the scant compensation offered to a woman who claimed her mail had been stolen.'


Reserve (accommodation, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance.
  1. no object 'book early to avoid disappointment'
  2. 'During its long run, the Community Centre was booked out in advance for most of the show nights.'
  3. 'Excursions can be booked at the guest services desk at the resort.'
  4. 'A little voice at the back of my head is telling me I really should book some accommodation in advance.'
  5. 'Similar to one week packages in the Canary Islands, all places were booked well in advance.'
  6. 'By the end of the no-pressure sell, the four other guests had booked a consultation.'
  7. 'Advance tickets can be booked online or by calling 07005 942 579.'
  8. 'From November to March its rooms are booked up more quickly than umbrellas turn inside out.'
  9. 'The popularity of the event has meant commercial accommodations are sometimes booked one year in advance.'
  10. 'You can support them by booking your tickets or table at the earliest convenience and ensure you're attending a very special Dream Ball.'
  11. 'All welcome to come and view the activities and premises on offer or to book a place for your child.'
  12. with two objects 'book me a single room at my usual hotel'
  13. 'Until we realised we had been booked into the wrong hotel.'
  14. 'They sought out a guest services representative and booked themselves into a 5 star resort, just a 20 minute drive away.'
  15. 'We'd been booked into The Hotel That Time Forgot.'
  16. 'The hotel they'd booked me was expensive, but I wasn't complaining.'
  17. 'A couple feared for their lives after they were booked into a hotel in what they described as a dangerous drugs ghetto in South Africa.'
  18. 'Being pampered, of course, is one of the main reasons why people book into luxury hotels, and it would be churlish to resent it.'
  19. 'Humphry and I arrived late that night and booked into the City Hotel.'
  20. 'If you were alone and the weather was really bad you could always book into a hotel.'
  21. 'I've booked into hotel rooms under so many assumed names that I couldn't remember how to sign the bill.'
  22. 'Imagine booking into this hotel, with its romantic associations, and being faced with this brute of a building'
  23. 'We booked into our fleapit hotels and checked out, we got on our buses and got off them again, we signed up on lists and then found that a new list was being drawn up which we were not on.'
  24. 'They had booked into hotels near to the union's Clapham Junction head office a week before.'
  25. 'She explained she was booked into the hotel because of its four star status.'
  26. 'And rather than face the long walk home, some had chosen to book into hotels in the city centre.'
  27. 'We booked into the hotel in the next village - an institution that prided itself on its local cuisine.'
  28. 'the promoter booked him for another appearance'
  29. 'He has been booked to perform three times this season by Reading, Yeovil and Swindon.'
  30. 'Even if they've never heard you speak, the fact that you were booked as a speaker gives you instant credibility.'
  31. 'Work got underway booking performers as far back as last September and work on the parade for concepts and ideas got underway in March.'
  32. 'Each month the society holds a concert booking artists from all over the UK and abroad.'
  33. 'But Thomas does not stop at booking the artists.'
  34. 'Many acts have been booked to perform both on the main stage in Castlewellan and in several smaller venues in Newcastle, Ballynahinch and Downpatrick.'
  35. 'We've booked a band for the night and some other guest artists will also play.'
  36. 'No, but they can determine whether or not someone should take a risk on booking an artist.'
  37. 'People can come on the night but it may be booked up so they should book in advance.'
  38. 'All my rooms were booked up by congress delegates.'
  39. 'And because the doctors' time is being booked up by patients who don't turn up, it means everyone has to wait longer to see their GP.'
  40. 'Any builder of any worth is booked up from now till kingdom come, and they don't do too badly on the money front either.'
  41. 'Since then, it has become a popular venue for exhibitions and is booked up until well into 2006.'
Make an official note of the personal details of (a person who has broken a law or rule)
  1. 'The 39-year-old singer was booked on a felony charge of assault with a deadly weapon late on Friday.'
  2. 'A number of people were booked quite unnecessarily, causing anger and disbelief that such an innocent action could result in such draconian measures.'
  3. 'Clients who do stop in these areas are often harassed by police by flashing their lights or booking them for traffic offences.'
  4. 'He was also booked for selling alcohol after hours.'
  5. 'After a sobriety test, he was booked on suspicion of two misdemeanor charges'
  6. 'We went over to the Palm Beach County Jail where I was booked on this single charge, filed a not guilty plea, went in there and smiled for the mug shot.'
  7. 'She was booked on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge and released on $600 bail.'
  8. 'She was booked on misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and driving without a valid driver license.'
  9. 'The referee books him for a poorly concealed piece of play-acting.'
  10. 'Once a player's been booked there is always a possibility that if he does anything else he will get sent off.'
  11. 'He says players over here are booked for minor offences by referees who operate by the letter of the law and claimed the same offences would go unpunished in all other major European leagues.'
Leave suddenly.
  1. 'Look, I gotta book. I'll see you guys later.'
  2. 'It was time to book out of here. I jumped onto the bike and started to pedal, heading for the mainland.'
  3. 'my sister and I booked to the playground'
  4. 'He's booking through that park.'
  5. 'Then he just booked it around the corner and we never saw him again.'
  6. 'I started booking it due north, trying my best to move as quickly as I could without losing my footing.'
  7. 'He was booking through a parking lot recently when a car lurched backward.'

More definitions

1. a handwritten or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers.

2. a work of fiction or nonfiction in an electronic format: Your child can listen to or read the book online. See also e-book (def 1).

3. a number of sheets of blank or ruled paper bound together for writing, recording business transactions, etc.

4. a division of a literary work, especially one of the larger divisions.

5. the Book, the Bible.

6. Music. th

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be book contrary to advices."

"individuals can be book on gains."

"squarings can be book."

"materials can be book."

"worlds can be book."

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