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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... 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 ...
... is the name of 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 ...
... In 1982, a comic book adaptation of the film called A Marvel Comics Super Special Blade Runner was released by Marvel Comics ... in 2009, BOOM! Studios started publishing a 24-issue comic book limited series adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, containing the ...
... 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 ... is critical to the long-term preservation of paper and book material ...
... 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 Governor of California ...
More definitions of "book":
- (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
- (noun): A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
Synonyms: record, record book
- (noun): A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
Example: "He bought a book of stamps"
- (noun): A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
Synonyms: script, playscript
- (verb): Record a charge in a police register.
Example: "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
- (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
- (verb): Register in a hotel booker.
- (noun): A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
Example: "I am reading a good book on economics"
- (noun): The sacred writings of the Christian religions.
Synonyms: Bible, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word of God, Word
- (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
- (noun): A major division of a long written composition.
Example: "The book of Isaiah"
- (verb): Engage for a performance.
Example: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
Famous quotes containing the word book:
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.”
—Bible: Hebrew Psalms 90:10.
The Book of Common Prayer (1662)
“Film music should have the same relationship to the film drama that somebodys piano playing in my living room has to the book I am reading.”
—Igor Stravinsky (18821971)
“Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts--the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art.”
—John Ruskin (18191900)