What is book?

  • (noun): A major division of a long written composition.
    Example: "The book of Isaiah"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Book

A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A book produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book (e-book).

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Leo Marks - After SOE
... In 1998, Marks published a book about his work in SOE — Between Silk and Cyanide A Codemaker's Story 1941-1945 ... The book was reportedly written in the early 1980s, but didn't receive the UK Government's approval for publication until 1998 ... Three of the poems published in the book were scrambled into the song "Dead Agents" by John Cale and performed at a series of multimedia concerts in London in April 1999 ...
Book - Paper and Conservation Issues
... Pulp-based paper made books less expensive to the general public ... Books printed between 1850 and 1950 are at risk more recent books are often printed on acid-free or alkaline paper ... to the long-term preservation of paper and book material ...
Zarahemla
... a prominent land, a capital city, and a leader in the Book of Mormon ... The Book of Mormon is revered by members of various Latter Day Saint churches as sacred scripture ... Some interpret Doctrine Covenants 1253 as suggesting that the Book of Mormon’s Zarahemla coincides with an 1841 Mormon settlement within the borders of the state of Iowa, west of the ...
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? - Adaptations - Comic Book
... In 1982, a comic book adaptation of the film called A Marvel Comics Super Special Blade Runner was released by Marvel Comics ... Beginning in 2009, BOOM! Studios started publishing a 24-issue comic book limited series adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, containing the full text of the novel ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Book
... Schwarzenegger's "tell all" book, Total Recall, was released on October 1, 2012 (the day before his illegitimate son's birthday) ... The majority of his book is about his successes in the three major chapters in his life bodybuilder, a box-office, high profile celebrity, and his seven years as ...

More definitions of "book":

  • (verb): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Synonyms: reserve, hold
  • (noun): A collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made.
    Example: "They run things by the book around here"
    Synonyms: rule book
  • (verb): Register in a hotel booker.
  • (verb): Record a charge in a police register.
    Example: "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
  • (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
    Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
    Synonyms: volume
  • (noun): A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
    Synonyms: record, record book
  • (noun): A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
    Example: "I am reading a good book on economics"
  • (verb): Engage for a performance.
    Example: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
  • (noun): The sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina.
    Synonyms: Koran, Quran, al-Qur'an
  • (noun): A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
    Synonyms: script, playscript
  • (noun): A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
    Example: "He bought a book of stamps"

Famous quotes containing the word book:

    I view askance a book that remains undisturbed for a year. Oughtn’t it to have a ticket of leave? I think I may safely say no book in my library remains unopened a year at a time, except my own works and Tennyson’s.
    Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)

    The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalms, 90:10.

    The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

    There is a difference between a book of two hundred pages from the very beginning, and a book of two hundred pages which is the result of an original eight hundred pages. The six hundred are there. Only you don’t see them.
    Elie Wiesel (b. 1928)