What is book?

  • (noun): A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
    Synonyms: record, record book
    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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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 ...
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 ...
Zarahemla
... 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 ... 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 Mississippi River ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "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): 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): Engage for a performance.
    Example: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
  • (noun): A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
    Synonyms: script, playscript
  • (verb): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Synonyms: reserve, hold
  • (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): A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
    Example: "He bought a book of stamps"
  • (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
    Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
    Synonyms: volume
  • (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 major division of a long written composition.
    Example: "The book of Isaiah"

Famous quotes containing the word book:

    Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title, James Spalding, or Charles Budgeon, and the passengers going the opposite way could read nothing at all—save “a man with a red moustache,” “a young man in grey smoking a pipe.”
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    I am afraid I am one of those people who continues to read in the hope of sometime discovering in a book a single—and singular—piece of wisdom so penetrating, so soul stirring, so utterly applicable to my own life as to make all the bad books I have read seem well worth the countless hours spent on them. My guess is that this wisdom, if it ever arrives, will do so in the form of a generalization.
    Joseph Epstein (b. 1937)

    Fowls in the frith,
    Fishes in the flood,
    And I must wax wod:
    Much sorrow I walk with
    For best of bone and blood.
    —Unknown. Fowls in the Frith. . .

    Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.