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Definition 1: physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he used a large book as a doorstop

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

"they improve their product every year" "they export most of their agricultural production"

(... is a kind of book ) a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing sheets of paper on which sketches can be drawn

(... is a kind of book ) a book consisting chiefly of pictures

(... is a kind of book ) a book with paper covers

(... is a kind of book ) a book in which customers' orders are entered; usually makes multiple copies of the order

(... is a kind of book ) a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction

"his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels" "he burned all the novels"

(... is a kind of book ) a record book as a physical object

(... is a kind of book ) a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers

(... is a kind of book ) a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages

"the first folio of Shakespeare's plays"

(... is a kind of book ) an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table

(... is a kind of book ) a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda

(book is a part of ...) the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine

(book is a part of ...) the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book

"the book had a leather binding"

(book is a part of ...) the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved

"the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"

Definition 2: a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought a book of stamps

(book is a kind of ...) an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

"they improve their product every year" "they export most of their agricultural production"

Definition 3: a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am reading a good book on economics

(book is a kind of ...) a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing models of good penmanship; used in teaching penmanship

(... is a kind of book ) a student's book or booklet containing problems with spaces for solving them

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing a calendar and space to keep a record of appointments

(... is a kind of book ) a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things

"he found it in the Sears catalog"

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing common expressions in a foreign language along with their translations

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays

"the 1963 playbook leaves out the whole first scene"

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing prayers

(... is a kind of book ) a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts

"he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"

(... is a kind of book ) a copy of a newly published book that is sent for review to a writer or periodical

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing a collection of songs

(... is a kind of book ) a book prepared for use in schools or colleges

"his economics textbook is in its tenth edition" "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"

(... is a kind of book ) a small book usually having a paper cover

(... is a kind of book ) an authoritative written work

"this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"

(... is a kind of book ) books on strange or unusual subjects (especially erotica)

(... is a kind of book ) (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation

"postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections"

(... is a kind of book ) a book intended for general readership

(... is a kind of book ) a medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals

(... is a kind of book ) an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers

(... is a kind of book ) a book (usually for children) that contains one or more pages such that a three-dimensional structure rises up when a page is opened

(... is a kind of book ) a book containing a collection of stories (usually for children)

(... is a kind of book ) a (usually) large and scholarly book

(... is a kind of book ) a book published annually by the graduating class of a high school or college usually containing photographs of faculty and graduating students

(... is an instance of book) a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories

(... is an instance of book) a satirical novel written by Samuel Butler (1872) describing a fictitious land

(... is an instance of book) a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island

(book is a part of ...) a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book

(book is a part of ...) a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book

Definition 4: a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is a kind of ...) a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.

(... is a kind of book ) the copy of the playscript used by the prompter

(... is a kind of book ) a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

(... is a kind of book ) the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction

(... is a kind of book ) the words of an opera or musical play

(... is a kind of book ) an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)

(... is a kind of book ) a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets

(... is a kind of book ) the final detailed script for making a movie or TV program

Definition 5: a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'
  • his name is in all the record books

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is a kind of ...) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened

"he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts"

(... is a kind of book ) a book in which the log is written

(... is a kind of book ) (sports) a record of win versus losses

(... is a kind of book ) (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

"you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"

Definition 6: a major division of a long written composition - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the book of Isaiah

(book is a kind of ...) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

"he always turns first to the business section" "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

(... is a kind of book ) a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle

(... is an instance of book) a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome

(... is an instance of book) the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament

(... is an instance of book) one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life

(... is an instance of book) the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

(... is an instance of book) one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem

(... is an instance of book) a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus

(... is an instance of book) the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book consisting mainly of a meditation on wisdom; although ascribed to Solomon it was probably written in the first century BC

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims (resembling Proverbs in that respect)

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book of angelic revelations

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book consisting of a compilation from I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book that was a popular novel for several centuries

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book consisting of a letter ascribed to Jeremiah to the Jews in exile in Babylon warning them against idolatry

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book ascribed to Baruch

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel

(... is an instance of book) an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Esther

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies

(... is an instance of book) the second of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel

(... is an instance of book) the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel

(... is an instance of book) the second of two books of the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David

(... is an instance of book) the first of two books in the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David

(... is an instance of book) a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died

(... is an instance of book) a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges

(... is an instance of book) a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses

(... is an instance of book) the fifth book of the Old Testament; contains a second statement of Mosaic law

(... is an instance of book) the fourth book of the Old Testament; contains a record of the number of Israelites who followed Moses out of Egypt

(... is an instance of book) the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents

(... is an instance of book) the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus

(... is an instance of book) the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers

(... is an instance of book) the second of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC; traditionally attributed to the prophet Jeremiah

(... is an instance of book) a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages (including Solomon)

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms

(... is an instance of book) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

(... is an instance of book) an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre

(... is an instance of book) the first of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC

(... is part of book) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

Definition 7: the sacred writings of the Christian religions - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he went to carry the Word to the heathen

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is a kind of ...) writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity

(... is a kind of book ) a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births

(... is an instance of book) a revision of the American Standard Version

(... is an instance of book) a revised version of the King James Version

(... is an instance of book) a modern English version of the Bible and Apocrypha

(... is an instance of book) a British revision of the Authorized Version

(... is an instance of book) an English translation of the Bible published in 1611

(... is an instance of book) an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars

(... is an instance of book) the Latin edition of the Bible translated from Hebrew and Greek mainly by St. Jerome at the end of the 4th century; as revised in 1592 it was adopted as the official text for the Roman Catholic Church

(book is a part of ...) a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon

"the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"

(book is a part of ...) the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

(book is a part of ...) either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible

(book is a part of ...) the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

(book is the domain which ... is member of) (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return

(book is the domain which ... is member of) personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas

(book is the domain which ... is member of) an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)

(book is the domain which ... is member of) (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God

(book is the domain which ... is member of) (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings

(book is the domain which ... is member of) remove the mythical element from (writings)

"the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"

Definition 8: the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is an instance of ...) writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity

(book is a part of ...) one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran

"the Quran is divided in 114 suras"

Definition 9: a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made - [noun denoting group]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they run things by the book around here

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(book is a part of ...) prescribed guide for conduct or action

(book is a part of ...) directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted

"he knew the rules of chess"

Definition 10: a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game - [noun denoting group]

(book is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(book belongs to category ...) a game played with playing cards

Definition 11: a record in which commercial accounts are recorded - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got a subpoena to examine our books

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is a kind of ...) a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction

"they could find no record of the purchase"

(... is a kind of book ) ledger showing the accumulated costs classified in various ways

(... is a kind of book ) the ledger that contains all of the financial accounts of a business; contains offsetting debit and credit accounts (including control accounts)

(... is a kind of book ) details of an account supporting the amount stated in the general ledger

(... is a kind of book ) a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred

(book is a member of ...) a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts

Definition 12: engage for a performance - [verb of cognition]

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo

(book is a kind of ...) plan for an activity or event

"I've scheduled a concert next week"

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man

(book is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of book ) issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty

"I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street" "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!"

Samples where book or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reserve me a seat on a flight
  • The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
  • please hold a table at Maxim's

Synonyms for book in the sense of this definition

(book is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of book ) retain rights to

"keep my job for me while I give birth" "keep my seat, please" "keep open the possibility of a merger"

(book implies ...) get by special effort

"He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed"

(book has a similar meaning as ...) obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance

"We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"

(book is a kind of ...) record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

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