- 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 (accommodation, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance；reserve accommodation 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 同義詞
- ▪ a literary composition that is published or intended for publication as a book he's writing a book about his experiences
- ▪ a main division of a literary work or of the Bible the Book of Genesis
- ▪ the libretto of a musical or opera, or the script of a play.
- ▪ used to refer to studying he was so deep in his books he would forget to eat
- ▪ the phone directory for the area in which someone lives is your name in the book?
- ▪ 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 comprehensiveness of someone's actions or experience) she felt every emotion in the book of love
- 2. a bound set of blank sheets for writing in an accounts book 同義詞
- ▪ a set of records or accounts a bid to balance the books 同義詞
- ▪ a bookmaker's record of bets accepted and money paid out.
- ▪ the notebook in which a referee writes the names of players who are cautioned for foul play his name went into the book for a foul on Smyth
- ▪ the first six tricks taken by the declarer in a hand of bridge, after which further tricks count towards fulfilling the contract.
- 3. a set of tickets, stamps, matches, samples of cloth, etc., bound together a pattern book
- 1. reserve (accommodation, 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 accommodation for (someone) his secretary had booked him into the Howard Hotel book me a single room at my usual hotel
- ▪ register one's arrival at a hotel he booked in at a hotel
- ▪ engage (a performer or guest) for an event the promoter booked him for another appearance
- ▪ have all places reserved; be full at weekends we're usually booked up
- 2. make an official note of the personal details of (a person who has broken a law or rule) the cop booked me and took me down to the station
- ▪ (of a referee) note down the name of (a player) who is cautioned for foul play McMahon was booked for a foul
- 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