The shelves in his office are filled with books.
That's one of the best books I've read in a long time.
a novelist who has written some wonderful books
The library has many dictionaries and other reference books.
the books of the Bible
a story that is told in the Book of Job Adjective
His schooling provided him with extensive book knowledge.
She had plenty of book learning but no hands-on experience. Verb
They booked two seats at the theater.
They booked tickets for a direct flight from London to New York.
I booked a table at our favorite restaurant.
She booked through her travel agent.
We will need to book early.
She booked me on a flight from Oslo to Paris.
He was booked to sail on Monday.
The band was booked to play at the reception. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Kids has launched a new hub on its website called the Neighborhood, a sort of digital universe where artists, writers, music fans and music industry executives can meet, share their work, tap into creative and artist services and even buy and sell books and music.—Dan Rys, Billboard, 15 Nov. 2023 As my background is in television, our talk quickly moved from an idea for a book to a documentary and a plan to contact the other surviving doctors who were in the ER that day.—Jacquelynn Lueth, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2023 The journalist, who recently received the Media Award in Honor of Eugenia Sheppard from the Council of Fashion Designers of America, is one of six creatives revealing their top hosting tips and favorite recipes in Art on the Table, a new magazine-style book by Christofle.—Joshua Glass, Vogue, 15 Nov. 2023 In fact, my people also wrote the follow-up book, the New Testament.—Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2023 Sometimes, judging a book by its cover leads to a positive outcome.—Kara McGrath, Allure, 15 Nov. 2023 The best sci-fi and fantasy books of 2023 will give you hope and strength in the toughest times.—Charlie Jane Anders, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 More than 40% of book restrictions occurred in Florida.—Emily St. Martin, Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2023 In September, over 175 stars, including fellow singers Ariana Grande and Ava Max, signed an open letter condemning book bans.—Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023
In addition to paying for the cruise itself, travelers can add things like a cabin upgrade or pre-book onboard amenities and shore excursions through the system.—Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 8 Feb. 2023 Here's the good: Officials said decades of relationship-building have allowed them to re-book critical revenue-driving conventions as early as 2022.—David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Aug. 2020 Beamed directly to the book, and beamed (via an intra-book search) to the piece of information.—Mark Changizi, Discover Magazine, 28 Oct. 2013 Entertainment Tonight shared the details of a multi-book deal worth at least $35 million.—Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 6 Jan. 2023 Of course, there will be perks for Mercedes owners—they’ll be able to pre-book charging appointments and be prioritized by the network.—Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 6 Jan. 2023 Multi-book reviews warrant much more space for overview and discussion.—Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 18 Mar. 2010 Global users can now pre-book rides for every leg of their journey, each of which earns 10% back in Uber Cash to spend on future travels or food delivery orders.—Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 14 Nov. 2022 Hoping to replicate the success of Halo and its accompanying novels, Microsoft signed a multi-book deal with Tor, one of the most prominent science fiction and fantasy imprints, and brought on award-winning author Greg Rucka to helm the project.—Greg Leporati, Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2022
The line now has four ships on the Mississippi, which are already booking up for summer.—Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 Tencent Holdings reported a drop in third-quarter net profit due partly to the absence of special gains from asset sales booked a year earlier, despite its operational strength in its games, advertising and fintech businesses.—Kosaku Narioka, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2023 Stevens, who has been previously booked for theft, driving while intoxicated and assault, per NBC DFW, was arrested on a charge of tampering with evidence and booked at the Collin County Detention Facility, the outlet reported.—Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 15 Nov. 2023 Safari camps from South Africa to Kenya were fully booked, and travelers lingered in popular destinations like Cape Town and Zanzibar well past peak season.—Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 The eight suspects were booked on charges of suspicion of murder, Undersheriff Andrew Walsh said.—Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 With limited spaces available, resort guests will have the option to book an Olakino day pass (starting at $200/chair), which grants full access to the oasis and daily programming.—Debbi Kickham, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The Los Angeles Police Department’s online records show that Carrillo, 43, was arrested at 1:35 a.m. on Friday and booked at 4:07 a.m.—Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 5 Nov. 2023 There’s also a catch: sailings reserved with the pass can only be booked 24 to 72 hours in advance.—Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 3 Nov. 2023 See More
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Noun, Adjective, and Verb
Middle English, from Old English bōc; akin to Old High German buoh book, Goth boka letter
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a