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Definition of Book

Book

  1. A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing.
  2. A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
  3. A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost."
  4. A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc.
  5. Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.
  6. To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
  7. To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater.
  8. To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.

Book Quotations

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Maya Angelou

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Abraham Lincoln

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
C. S. Lewis

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
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Book Translations

book in Afrikaans is bestel, boek
book in Danish is bog, bestille
book in Dutch is boek
book in Finnish is kirja, tilata
book in French is commander, livre, comptabiliser, retenir
book in German is bestellen, Buch, Heft, buchen, Buch
book in Italian is libro, registrare
book in Latin is liber libri
book in Norwegian is bok
book in Portuguese is livro
book in Spanish is libro, pedir
book in Swedish is bok, tinga

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