book·ing | \ ˈbu̇-kiŋ \

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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Please feel free to contact us for regular booking. Kristen Balderas,, "How Philly tattoo shops are changing the traditional Friday the 13th special," 12 July 2018 The booking was the most overt political statement in the festival's four years. Erin Richards And Samantha West, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eaux Claires IV review: Day 2 music," 8 July 2018 The trooper was treated and released around 2:30 a.m. Ashley was also released and taken to the State Police barracks in Yarmouth for booking, Procopio said. Travis Andersen,, "State trooper may have been exposed to fentanyl during pat-down of suspect in Barnstable," 21 June 2018 Mr Salvini has said the League had booked a thousand town squares to explain the aborted government’s programme, and will now use the bookings for protest rallies of its own. The Economist, "Italy’s bond yields rise as it heads for another election," 29 May 2018 As with other leading health resorts, guests can develop their own customized plans pre-cruise (there are more than 100 services available for pre-booking) or wait and develop a fitness and nutrition program once on board. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "Now, There's a Spa Cruise for Diehard Beauty Addicts," 19 May 2018 Foley said Hartford detectives and U.S. Marshals apprehended the suspects and transported them to Hartford Police for booking. Christine Dempsey,, "Hartford Women Charged With Brutal Assault On Female Victim," 18 Apr. 2018 Police found the suspect and transported him to the station for booking. Cheryl Higley,, "Bar patron charged after disturbance: North Ridgeville Police Blotter," 27 Mar. 2018 Brazil's midfield will be without a key component for their World Cup quarterfinal clash against Belgium as Real Madrid's Casemiro picked up his second booking of the tournament., "Brazil's Casemiro Suspended for World Cup Quarterfinal Clash With Belgium," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of booking

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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

soccer : the act of officially recording the name of a player who has broken the rules in a game



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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