booking

noun
book·​ing | \ ˈbu̇-kiŋ How to pronounce booking (audio) \

Definition of booking

1 : the act of one that books
2 : an engagement or scheduled performance

Examples of booking in a Sentence

She has several concert bookings this fall. The comedian missed some bookings because of illness. All booking is done by the band's manager.
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Customers scheduled to fly through Frankfurt or Munich on Tuesday will be allowed to postpone their booking free of charge within seven days, while flights that are operating may be delayed. Richard Weiss, Bloomberg.com, "Lufthansa to Scrap Half of Tuesday's Flights Amid German Strike," 9 Apr. 2018 Pistor’s initial moon flight booking spawned a craze that would ultimately see Pan Am field 100,000 moon reservation requests under its First Moon Flights Club, which finally closed in 1971. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "When Pan Am Promised To Fly Us To the Moon," 28 Feb. 2019 The company had already developed and sold this same software to other businesses, including ones focused on travel booking and customer service. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Amazon will reportedly sell software that reads medical records," 27 Nov. 2018 Thousands of visitors are expected to attend the exhibition in order to see Meghan's bridal dress (duh), and royal wedding fever has already seen a somewhat crazy 92 per cent rise in bookings at the British castle this year. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress and Tiara Will Be Starring In a New IRL Exhibition," 29 Aug. 2018 Already, under the Red Lion name, the Hartford hotel has seen an increase in bookings and reservations, including in the conference business, Hall said. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "Red Lion Hotel Comes To Downtown Hartford," 25 Apr. 2018 The increase in direct bookings supports our hypothesis that running Facebook ads in conjunction with search ads increases the overall effectiveness of our advertising strategy. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Is Facebook still a good place for businesses?," 6 Apr. 2018 After the first Bachelor aired, the entire destination [of St. Lucia] saw a thrust in bookings. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Bachelor Effect: How the Reality Show Turns Destinations Into Gold," 5 Mar. 2018 The company still expects a 25% increase in bookings in its digital-experience business, which houses the marketing technology and data and analytics products. Maria Armental, WSJ, "Adobe Raises Revenue Forecast," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of booking

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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booking

noun

English Language Learners Definition of booking

: an arrangement for a person or group (such as a singer or band) to perform at a particular place
: an arrangement to have something (such as a room) held for your use at a later time
British, soccer : the act of officially recording the name of a player who has broken the rules in a game

booking

noun
book·​ing

Legal Definition of booking

: a procedure at a jail or police station following an arrest in which information about the arrest (as the time, the name of the arrested person, and the crime for which the arrest was made) is entered in the police register

Note: The arrested person is usually photographed and fingerprinted at the time of the booking.

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