note·​book | \ ˈnōt-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce notebook (audio) \

Definition of notebook

1 : a book for notes or memoranda
2 : laptop entry 2 especially : a particularly small or light laptop … have been selling smaller, lighter, cheaper and more powerful notebooks for two years. — Peter H. Lewis often used before another noun a notebook computer

Examples of notebook in a Sentence

Take out your notebook and write down some of your ideas. She kept a notebook for her poetry.
Recent Examples on the Web Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus is a 13-inch notebook with an additional 10-inch E Ink display on the outside of the chassis, serving as a workspace for those who don't want to deal with the chaos of their laptop's desktop. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Lenovo's ThinkBook Plus adds a secondary E Ink display to help you focus," 6 Jan. 2020 Rightwing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos was also there for a second day, sitting in the family's pew and taking notes in a cheetah-print notebook with gold-leafed pages. Clare Hymes, CBS News, "Prosecutors in Roger Stone trial will call Steve Bannon to testify," 6 Nov. 2019 The pair are among dozens of workers who transport Livingstone’s body and his notebooks more than 1,000 miles to the coast for safe transport back to England. Joan Gaylord, The Christian Science Monitor, "Out of Africa: David Livingstone’s servants preserve his legacy," 3 Oct. 2019 Acer Chromebook 15 Cnet rating: 4.0 stars out of 5 The good: The Acer is a stylish notebook with a large 15.6-inch screen., "These Chromebooks are the best," 27 Sep. 2019 The comic is about a notebook with instructions that, when used correctly, allows anyone to commit a murder by knowing only the victim’s name and face. al, "University of South Alabama student journalists work to get to bottom of terrorist threat arrests," 16 Sep. 2019 Some deals are exclusively available online, and in some cases, the deals appear to already be live, such as the 17.3-inch HP notebook with the 8th Gen Intel i7 processor. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Sam’s Club Black Friday deals include a PlayStation 4 Spider-Man bundle and LG 4K TVs," 23 Nov. 2018 All day Burkhardt was carrying around a spiral-bound, pigskin-textured notebook with a handwritten chart inside listing draft grades he’d been given for his clients by 20 to 25 NFL teams. Jenny Vrentas,, "24 Hours ... With Bradley Chubb and His Team at the NFL Draft," 1 May 2018 This smart notebook is 6 inches by 8.9 inches, compact enough for most bags and backpacks. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, "Upload your handwritten notes to the cloud with this reusable notebook," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of notebook

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of notebook was in 1568

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“Notebook.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of notebook

: a book with blank pages that is used for writing notes
: a small computer that is designed to be easily carried


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Kids Definition of notebook

: a book of blank pages for writing in

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