coffee-table book

noun

Definition of coffee-table book

:a large expensive book with many pictures that is typically placed on a table for people to look at in a casual way

Word by Word Definitions

coffee-table play
  1. : of, relating to, or being an article (such as a book or magazine) intended for display (as on a coffee table)

  1. : a low table customarily placed in front of a sofa —called also cocktail table

book play
  1. : a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

  2. : a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together between a front and back cover

  3. : a long written or printed literary composition

  1. : derived from books (see 1book 1) and not from practical experience

  2. : shown by ledgers

  1. : to register (something, such as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings)

  2. : to schedule engagements for

  3. : to set aside time for


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