noun text·book \ˈteks(t)-ˌbk\

: a book about a particular subject that is used in the study of that subject especially in a school

Full Definition of TEXTBOOK

:  a book used in the study of a subject: as
a :  one containing a presentation of the principles of a subject
b :  a literary work relevant to the study of a subject

Examples of TEXTBOOK

  1. <one shelf in my bookcase is crammed full of my old college textbooks>

First Known Use of TEXTBOOK




: very typical

Full Definition of TEXTBOOK

:  of, suggesting, or suitable to a textbook; especially :  classic <a textbook example of bureaucratic waste>

Examples of TEXTBOOK

  1. <a textbook example of a film that captures the feel of the novel on which it is based>

First Known Use of TEXTBOOK

TEXTBOOK Defined for Kids


noun text·book \ˈtekst-ˌbk\

Definition of TEXTBOOK for Kids

:  a book used in the study of a subject


Next Word in the Dictionary: textbookishPrevious Word in the Dictionary: text BibleAll Words Near: textbook
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears