the book

Definition of the book

US, informal

  1. 1 :  the knowledge or information that relates to a particular subject, person, etc. The book on him is that he can't hit a curveball.

  2. 2 :  a book that lists the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the people and businesses in a certain area :  telephone book Give me a call if you need to. I'm in the book.

Word by Word Definitions

bookplay
  1. :  a set of written sheets of skin or paper or tablets of wood or ivory

    :  a set of written, printed, or blank sheets bound together between a front and back cover

    :  a long written or printed literary composition

  1. :  derived from books (see 1book 1) and not from practical experience

    :  shown by ledgers

  1. :  to register (as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings)

    :  to schedule engagements for

    :  to set aside time for


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