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 Marcelis contributed a pale pink bathtub carved from a solid block of pink onyx, while OMA unveiled a stone bed (yes!) and a striking bookcase made from Satin Verde marble. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 15 June 2022 Giardino said during the arraignment that the silencer was located in a cardboard box in Moreira’s bedroom, and that a shell casing was discovered on his bookcase. Globe Staff,, 31 May 2022 The set appears to consist of the aforementioned easel and sewing table complete with tiny sewing implements inside, plus a bookcase/cabinet filled with books and whatnot, a sofa, two side chairs, a table and a piano with sheet music. Tribune News Service, al, 1 June 2022 Up next is a room by Lucy Harris Studio, which features a yellow bookcase that complements the bright bedding for an uplifting feel. Sienna Livermore, House Beautiful, 31 May 2022 The pink is picked back up in a graphic bookcase covering the room’s back wall, and the green appears again in a bespoke rug inspired by one in Surrealism patron Edward James’s Monkton House. Camille Okhio, ELLE Decor, 9 May 2022 This half-sized version of the classic Billy bookcase is even more versatile than its tall counterpart. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 9 May 2022 No fan’s bookcase is complete without this 604-page Star Wars Archives coffee table book from Taschen that explores the making of the original trilogy. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 May 2022 The Frank family and four other Jews hid in the annex, which was reached by a secret staircase hidden behind a bookcase, from July 1942 until they were discovered in August 1944 and deported to concentration camps. Mike Corder, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bookcase

1698, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jun 2022

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“Bookcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of bookcase

: a set of shelves to hold books


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