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parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
by the book, like a book
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a collection of bound paper sheets, usu. containing written or printed words.
edition, volume
similar words:
album, booklet, diary, folio, handbook, journal, notebook, tome
definition 2: a literary work such as a novel or volume of poetry.
similar words:
album, belles-lettres, edition, literature, manuscript, novel, opus, publication
definition 3: (pl.) financial or business records.
He keeps the books.
daybook, journal, ledger
similar words:
account, blotter, log, record, transcript
definition 4: (cap.) the Bible (prec. by the).
Bible, Good Book, Holy Scriptures, scriptures, Word
similar words:
Gospel, Holy Writ, New Testament, Old Testament
definition 5: a set of similar things bound together into one unit, such as matches, stamps, or tickets.
similar words:
packet, pad, roll
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phrase: by the book
phrase: like a book
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: booked, booking, books
definition 1: to reserve or engage for use or services; make an appointment for.
I booked a table at your favorite restaurant.
similar words:
charter, reserve, schedule
definition 2: to list or enter in a book.
similar words:
enter, list, log, post, record
definition 3: to enter formal charges against in a police blotter.
They booked him for robbery.
similar words:
arrest, charge, indict
definition 4: to hire, esp. entertainers.
We booked a jazz band for the party.
similar words:
contract, enlist, hire, schedule, slate
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to engage or reserve.
similar words:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to books.
a book store
similar words:
bookish, literary, reading
definition 2: based on books or the information in them.
a book knowledge of South America
similar words:
abstract, academic, bookish, speculative, theoretical
Word Builder: book +
  • bookcase:
    a piece of furniture for storing books.
  • bookmark:
    a strip of paper or other material used to mark the place in a book.
  • bookshelf:
    a shelf on which you store books.
  • bookstore:
    a store that sells book.
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broader categories that include books
some actions associated with books
some categories of books
some descriptions of books
some kinds of book
some parts of a book
some people associated with a book
some places for books