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

Definition of bookcase

: a piece of furniture consisting of shelves to hold books

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Up At the Paludan Bog & Cafe, a coffee shop with an upper level of vast bookcases. Louis Cheslaw, Condé Nast Traveler, "What To Do In Copenhagen In December 2018," 6 Dec. 2018 In a cozy library, the insides of the bookcases were painted a brilliant red by Hicks, who also lined the upper walls with dark red velvet recycled from old curtains. Robert O'byrne, ELLE Decor, "Tour a Legendary Manor in Northern Ireland," 12 Oct. 2018 Located in the center of Little Tokyo, the crisp white hotel’s sculptural façade is inspired by origami and opens to a tranquil patio and Japanese garden: plush seating is framed by a bookcase stocked with literature and ceramics. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to the Little Tokyo of Mexico City," 23 Jan. 2019 The idea of winning the bookcases, that’s an amazing thing. Joanna Saltz, House Beautiful, "Five Designers on How to Make Old Things New Again," 8 Feb. 2019 Oprea used a basic storage unit filled with baskets to store her gear, though TV cabinets, dresser drawers, and bookcases work well, too. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Build a Budget-Friendly at-Home Gym With These Tips From Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea," 18 Nov. 2018 On December 26 members of IKEA Family, the company's rewards program, can get 25% to 30% of staple items like the STRANDMON chair and the BILLY bookcase. Lindsey Ramsey, House Beautiful, "You Can Get 50% Off At IKEA's Post-Holiday Winter Sale," 24 Dec. 2018 His books in the bookcase are a real treasure for me. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Dennis Quaid admits he's 'really nervous' about playing Ronald Reagan," 22 Aug. 2018 The living room’s bookcases were once used by a haberdasher in Porto, Portugal. J. S. Marcus, WSJ, "A Fashionable Couple Remakes Madrid Mill into Mansion," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of bookcase

1698, in the meaning defined above

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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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