book


book
book [book]
n.
[ME bok < OE boc, pl. bec < PGmc * bokiz, beech, beechwood tablets carved with runes < IE * bhagos, beech > BEECH, Gr phagos, L fagus]
1.
a) a number of sheets of paper, parchment, etc. with writing or printing on them, fastened together along one edge, usually between protective covers
b) a literary or scientific work, anthology, etc. so prepared, distinguished by length and form from a magazine, tract, etc.
2. any of the main divisions of a long written or printed work, as of the Bible
3.
a) a set of blank or ruled sheets or printed forms bound in a tablet, for the entry of accounts, records, notes, etc. [an account book]
b) [usually pl.] the records or accounts, as of a business, kept in such a book or books
4. something regarded as a subject for study [the book of life]
5. the body of facts, traits, or circumstances connected with a person or subject, esp. as being understandable, evident, etc. [an open book] or obscure, done with, etc. [a closed book]
6. [pl.] studies; lessons
7.
a) the words of an opera or musical play; libretto: distinguished from SCORE
b) the script of a play
8. a booklike package, as of matches or tickets
9.
a) a list or record of bets taken and the odds given, as by bookmakers on horse races
b) Slang BOOKMAKER (sense 2)
10. Bridge a certain number of tricks that must be won before additional tricks count in the score; specif., the first six tricks won by the declarer
vt.
1. to record in a book; list
2. to engage ahead of time, as rooms, transportation, performers or performances, etc.
3. to record charges against on a police record
4. to take (bets) as a bookmaker
adj.
in, from, or according to books or accounts
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bring to book
1. to force to explain; demand an accounting from
2. to reprimand
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by the book
according to the rules; in the prescribed or usual way
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close the book on
1. to put an end to
2. to put an end to further consideration, discussion, etc. of
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close the books
Bookkeeping to make no further entries, balance the books, and draw up statements from them
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in one's book
in one's opinion
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in one's good books or in one's bad books
in (or out of) one's favor, or good graces
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☆ in the book
in all that is known and practiced in connection with a particular activity [to know every trick in the book]
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keep books
to keep a record of business transactions
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know like a book or read like a book
to know well or fully
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☆ make book
Slang to make or accept a bet or bets
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☆ one for the books
Informal something notably surprising, shocking, or unexpected
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on the books
1. recorded
2. listed; enrolled
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the Book
the Bible
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the book
Informal any set of rules, pronouncements, etc. regarded as authoritative
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☆ throw the book at
1. Slang to place every possible pertinent charge against (an accused person)
2. to deal out the maximum in punishment, penalty, etc. to
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write the book on Informal
1. to be the definitive authority or expert on
2. to be the embodiment of [she wrote the book on selfishness]
booker
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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