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definition of the word book

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Old English bōc < Proto-Germanic *boks, probably related to *bōk- (beech) (perhaps originally used to make writing-tablets). Cognate with Dutch boek, German Buch, Swedish bok. Compare beech.

A hard-cover book

Singular
book

Plural
books

book (plural books)

  1. A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc. If initially blank, commonly referred to as a notebook.
    She opened the book to page 37 and began to read aloud.
  2. A long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets.
    I have three copies of his first book.
  3. A major division of a long work.
    Genesis is the first book of the Bible.
    Many readers find the first book of A Tale of Two Cities to be confusing.
  4. A record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet).
    I'm running a book on who is going to win the race.
  5. A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use.
    a book of stamps
    a book of raffle tickets
  6. The script of a musical.
  7. (usually in plural) Records of the accounts of a business.
  8. A long document stored (as data) that is or will become a book; an e-book.
  9. (law) A colloquial reference to a book award, a recognition for receiving the highest grade in a class (traditionally an actual book, but recently more likely a letter or certificate acknowledging the achievement).
  10. (poker slang) four of a kind


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