- a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers；a literary composition that is published or intended for publication as a book
- reserve (accommodations, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance；reserve accommodations for (someone)
verb: book, 3rd person present: books, gerund or present participle: booking, past tense: booked, past participle: booked
noun: book, plural noun: books
- 1. a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers a book of selected poems a book on cats 同義詞
- ▪ a literary composition that is published or intended for publication as a book the book is set in the 1940s I'm writing a book
- ▪ a main division of a classic literary work, an epic, or the Bible the Book of Genesis
- ▪ the libretto of an opera or musical, or the script of a play.
- ▪ used to refer to studying he is so deep in his books he would forget to eat
- ▪ the local phone directory is your name in the book?
- ▪ the Bible.
- ▪ informal, dated a magazine women's books like Cosmopolitan and Ladies' Home Journal Charlotte's mother always called magazines “books”
- ▪ an imaginary record or list (often used to emphasize the thoroughness or comprehensiveness of someone's actions or experiences) she felt every emotion in the book of love
- 2. a bound set of blank sheets for writing or keeping records in an accounts book 同義詞
- ▪ a set of records or accounts he can do more than balance the books 同義詞
- ▪ a bookmaker's record of bets accepted and money paid out.
- ▪ the first six tricks taken by the declarer in a hand of bridge.
- 3. a set of tickets, stamps, matches, checks, samples of cloth, etc., bound together a pattern book a book of matches
- 1. reserve (accommodations, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance I have booked a table at the Swan book early to avoid disappointment 同義詞
- ▪ reserve accommodations for (someone) his secretary had booked him into the Howard Hotel book me a single room at my usual hotel
- ▪ engage (a performer or guest) for an occasion or event the promoter booked him for another appearance
- ▪ have all appointments or places reserved; be full I'm booked till, like, 2014
- 2. make an official record of the name and other personal details of (a criminal suspect or offender) the cop booked me and took me down to the station
- 3. US informal leave suddenly they just ate your pizza and drank your soda and booked
- ▪ move quickly; hurry my sister and I booked to the playground I didn't hear the verdict because I had to book it to work