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 Malala Maiwand sat on a television studio couch, pen and notebook in hand, a dark red headscarf framing her face. Washington Post, "Targeted killings of journalists are on the rise across Afghanistan," 27 Dec. 2020 The key to victory is completing a variety of tasks, like speaking into a spirit box to ask it questions (and listening for an eerie response) or setting out a notebook to let the spirit communicate with you the old-fashioned way. Brittany Vincent, Wired, "The Biggest Video Game Surprise Hits of 2020," 24 Dec. 2020 On his writing table lay a notebook for logging his correspondence and paper cutouts with inspirational messages and haikus to slip into envelopes. Leila Miller Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "During the pandemic, chaplains are a lifeline for inmates," 16 Dec. 2020 There are a ton of key factors to consider when deciding between a MacBook or Windows notebook, from the software experience to the range of machines available in each ecosystem. Michael Andronico, CNN Underscored, "MacBooks vs Windows laptops: Which is best for you?," 11 Dec. 2020 She is portrayed in North Korean state media as accompanying her brother during official visits to the country’s factories, farmlands, and government offices in a deputy role, quietly offering advice and assistance, and with a notebook in hand. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "Kim Yo Jong: What We Know About Kim Jong Un’s Sister and Her Role in North Korea," 9 Dec. 2020 Each person receives a fresh notebook in preparation for the ride. Maressa Brown, SELF, "8 Games to Play During Future Road Trips," 30 Nov. 2020 In 1868, when Katie was nine, her mother gave her a little red notebook. National Geographic, "How ‘America the Beautiful’ was born," 3 Nov. 2020 This is truly a unique notebook to write, draw, or collect your thoughts. Popular Science, "Notable notebooks for writing and drawing," 17 Sep. 2020

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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


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

Kids Definition of notebook

: a book of blank pages for writing in

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