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.

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Today, the aspiring lawyer posted an Instagram image of herself lounging in the sun, a notebook in one hand, a pen perfectly balanced in the other. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Somehow Kim Kardashian West Makes Writer’s Block Look Sexy," 3 May 2019 One of my friends made a notebook with all the details that everyone needs and has been giving copies to all the girls. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Driving On Her Own in Saudi Arabia," 17 Aug. 2018 One particularly artistic fan, 15-year-old Natalya Nuñez, even sketched some BTS members in a notebook for the occasion. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "The BTS ARMY Explained What It Was Like to See BTS For the First Time Live on "Good Morning America"," 15 May 2019 Writing them in a notebook to keep in your desk drawer is fine. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Stop Worrying About Digital Security," 8 Mar. 2019 Gettleman sits at the starting line with a notebook and mechanical pencil. Jenny Vrentas,, "True Secrets of the Combine Seating Chart," 7 Mar. 2018 Donations of paper, notebooks, pencils and crayon are welcome. Jennifer Larino,, "Meet the captains sailing tall ships into New Orleans in April," 6 Mar. 2018 Related Brought to you by the best notebook of all time (because who says adults can't have new school supplies)? Redbook Editors, Redbook, "Join Our Back-to-School Twitter Party Tomorrow," 5 Aug. 2013 Wilson cries out to an aide, who scribbles into a notebook. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Disrupting the Pentagon: Can the Air Force Learn To Love Startup Culture?," 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of notebook

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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