book·​case | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌkās How to pronounce bookcase (audio) \

Definition of bookcase

: a piece of furniture consisting of shelves to hold books

Examples of bookcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If mismatching furniture isn’t your style, Macy’s has home office sets with an executive desk, lateral file cabinet open bookcase and leather desk chair on sale, with an additional 10% off and 12 to 24 months financing. oregonlive, "Easily upgrade your home desk: Get organized, comfortable in 2021," 12 Jan. 2021 Get the Welwick Designs Ladder Bookcase for $100.99 (Save $40.91): This chic ladder bookcase will keep the office space or living room clean and organized. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The Home Depot has major discounts for Black Friday 2020—here are the best deals," 24 Nov. 2020 To the right, one finds custom cabinetry with clear glass doors and a bookcase under the stairs. Globe Staff,, "Home of the Week: A North End condo with an appetite for all things New England," 10 Jan. 2021 Once the paint is dry, place masking tape on every side of the bottom panel on the front of your bookcase. Popular Science, "Turn an old pallet into a handy—and free—bookshelf," 8 Jan. 2021 Perched on my bookcase is a photo of me and the late Norman Strung that was taken in 1973. David E. Petzal, Field & Stream, "Why Elk Are My Favorite Big-Game Animals to Hunt," 14 Dec. 2020 Her office is a bath of earth tones, of terra cotta and olive green, with soft natural lighting and a low bookcase behind her. Nina Metz,, "Life is stressful. On the quest to find TV shows that calm the nerves.," 9 Dec. 2020 There is a little desk, a whiteboard, and bookcase for the kindergartener who attends Language Academy Elementary, which was closed because of the pandemic. Andrea Lopez-villafaña, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Parents share mixed feelings about San Diego Unified’s Phase Two reopening plan," 25 Oct. 2020 But since her Broome County, New York, school district transitioned to remote learning in March, the art supplies and puppet sit, untouched, in cardboard boxes stacked high on a bookcase. USA Today, "'That's what we do': These kids, teachers are making school work during COVID. Here's how.," 15 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of bookcase

1698, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bookcase was in 1698

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6 Feb 2021

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“Bookcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bookcase

: a piece of furniture with shelves to hold books


book·​case | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌkās How to pronounce bookcase (audio) \

Kids Definition of bookcase

: a set of shelves to hold books

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