What is book?

  • (noun): Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together.
    Example: "He used a large book as a doorstop"
    Synonyms: volume
    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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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 Governor of California ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Zarahemla
... 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 ... 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 Mississippi River ...
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 ...

More definitions of "book":

  • (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"
  • (noun): A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.
    Synonyms: script, playscript
  • (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): Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.
    Synonyms: reserve, hold
  • (noun): A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
    Example: "He bought a book of stamps"
  • (verb): Engage for a performance.
    Example: "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
  • (verb): Record a charge in a police register.
    Example: "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
  • (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): Register in a hotel booker.
  • (noun): A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone.
    Synonyms: record, record book

Famous quotes containing the word book:

    Once I planned to write a book of poems entirely about the things in my pocket. But I found it would be too long; and the age of the great epics is past.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)

    My job as a reservationist was very routine, computerized ... I had no free will. I was just part of that stupid computer.
    Beryl Simpson, U.S. employment counselor; former airline reservationist. As quoted in Working, book 2, by Studs Terkel (1973)

    I saw three ships come sailing by,
    Come sailing by, come sailing by,
    I saw three ships come sailing by,
    On Christmas Day in the morning.
    —Unknown. As I Sat on a Sunny Bank. . .

    Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938)