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 This laptop is lightning-fast indeed, but there’s another M1-powered Apple notebook that’s even more powerful. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Apple’s blazing-fast M1 MacBook Pro is down to the lowest price ever at Amazon," 23 Apr. 2021 My friends Cheng Ting-Fang and Lauli Li at the Nikkei Asian Review told me that one of the big notebook computer makers has been watching POS sell-through of their products, and the sell-through demand continues unabated. Willy Shih, Forbes, "Toilet Paper Surplus, Ketchup And Semiconductor Chip Shortages – Supply Chain Forecasting Is Hard," 19 Apr. 2021 Jot down to-do lists or journal entries in a pretty floral-print notebook. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Liberty Prints Are Over 100 Years Old: Here's Why We Still Love Them Today," 14 Apr. 2021 During a search of Thomas’ San Bernardino home in February, investigators seized EDD cards and a notebook filled with personally identifiable information for more than 40 people, according to an affidavit in the case. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, "3 women in Inland Empire charged with fraud over $1.2 million in COVID benefits to inmates," 9 Apr. 2021 After volunteering at a vigil for the March 16 Atlanta area shootings that left six Asian women dead, 14-year-old Phoebe went home to Lexington, picked up her guitar and notebook, and sat on her bedroom floor., "Lexington teen’s ‘We are Proud to be Asian’ song inspires weekend rally at Boston Common," 9 Apr. 2021 Mostly, Mackey watched the news or sports, often with a notebook on his lap. Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "Nathaniel Mackey’s Long Song," 5 Apr. 2021 Write down your ideas in a notebook; keep words, drawings or sentences that inspire you. Michelle De Matheu, Forbes, "Seven Habits For A Resilient Mind," 6 Apr. 2021 If this feels taxing, just make checks in a notebook., "10 ways to make your days easier starting now," 2 Apr. 2021

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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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4 May 2021

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“Notebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 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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