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 In the early days of Facebook, founder Mark Zuckerberg was always scrawling away in a notebook. Alex Baker-whitcomb, Wired, "Zuck's Lost Notebook, Marsupial Trouble, and More News," 12 Feb. 2020 One after another, a chain of people find each other through the winding path of the notebook. Emily Gray Tedrowe, USA TODAY, "Review: Claire Pooley's 'The Authenticity Project' a cozy, feel-good read," 2 Feb. 2020 Sportswriter mom feeds baby at half time made a lot of early notebooks. Ann Killion,, "Personal measuring stick of 49ers Super Bowl success: my baby girl," 28 Jan. 2020 If writing in a notebook is inconvenient, consider an app like Lose it! or MyFitnessPal. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "12 small resolutions to clean up your diet in 2020," 19 Dec. 2019 The costume looks like something out of Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "This Dinosaur Contraption Is Proof Engineers Make the Best Costumes," 7 Nov. 2019 His son Zach was lounging in his room, staring intently at an iPad and scribbling in a notebook. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Student of the game: Zach Collins, primed for a bigger role with Portland Trail Blazers, has long been preparing for this moment," 22 Oct. 2019 The inner deck of the magnesium notebook features a normal keyboard layout, a large trackpad at the bottom, and a strip of speaker grills flanking either side of the keyboard. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google announces the Pixelbook Go, a premium, MacBook-style Chrome OS laptop," 15 Oct. 2019 The following listings and descriptions are based on information provided by Playhouse Square and the critic’s own notebook. Andrea Simakis, cleveland, "‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Hadestown’ and ‘The Cher Show’ among the highlights of Playhouse Square 2020-21 KeyBank Broadway Series," 3 Mar. 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 29 Mar. 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


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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