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1. One who spends much time reading or studying.
2. Any of various insects, especially booklice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings.


1. a person excessively devoted to studying or reading
2. (Animals) any of various small insects that feed on the binding paste of books, esp the book louse



1. a person devoted to reading.
2. any of various insects that feed on books, esp. a booklouse.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bookworm - a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they meritbookworm - a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
purist - someone who insists on great precision and correctness (especially in the use of words)
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
2.bookworm - someone who spends a great deal of time reading
reader - a person who enjoys reading
دودَةُ كُتُب ، مولَعٌ بالقِراءه
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[ˈbʊkwɜːm] N (fig) → ratón m de biblioteca


[ˈbʊkwɜːrm] ndévoreur/euse m/f de livres, rat m de bibliothèque


[ˈbʊkˌwɜːm] n (fig) → topo di biblioteca


(buk) noun
1. a number of sheets of paper (especially printed) bound together. an exercise book.
2. a piece of writing, bound and covered. I've written a book on Shakespeare.
3. a record of bets.
1. to buy or reserve (a ticket, seat etc) for a play etc. I've booked four seats for Friday's concert.
2. to hire in advance. We've booked the hall for Saturday.
ˈbookable adjective
able to be reserved in advance. Are these seats bookable?
ˈbooking noun
a reservation.
ˈbooklet (-lit) noun
a small, thin book. a booklet about the history of the town.
ˈbookbinding noun
putting the covers on books.
ˈbookbinder noun
ˈbookcase noun
a set of shelves for books.
ˈbooking-office noun
an office where travel tickets etc are sold. a queue at the station booking-office.
ˈbookmaker noun
a professional betting man who takes bets and pays winnings.
ˈbookmark noun
something put in a book to mark a particular page.
ˈbookseller noun
a person who sells books.
ˈbookshelf noun
a shelf on which books are kept.
ˈbookshop noun
a shop which sells books.
ˈbookworm noun
a person who reads a lot.
booked up
having every ticket sold. The theatre is booked up for the season.
book in
to sign one's name on the list of guests at an hotel etc. We have booked in at the Royal Hotel.
by the book
strictly according to the rules. She always does things by the book.
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Her friends call her a book worm because she is always reading something or the other and now her dream to become a published author will be realised when her book of poems is released in December this year.
ROALD DAHL MONTH It's time to indulge your inner book worm and get reacquainted with old friends Matilda, BFG, James And His Giant Peach and of course The Twits.
Mrs Joyce Swallow, of the Huddersfield branch of the NSPCC, was pictured receiving the cheque from the pack JS*76005267 | Book worm.
com)-- The Book Worm Bookstore, an independent bookstore in the Atlanta metropolitan area will host four local authors for an afternoon of book talks, sales and signings.
Beyond the comparisons to hipsters and Clark Kent, many political watchers assumed Perry's thick rimmed glasses were a ploy to give him a more book worm look after after his 2012 campaign stumbles.
BOOK WORM Andrew Strauss wants to model his new-look England cricket side on the all-conquering All Blacks rugby team
Jean was known to her family as a book worm, because she was such an avid reader.
While not everyone is a book worm, reading for pleasure continues to be a focus at every school.
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The 55-year-old actress, who will be playing porn star Linda Lovelace's mother in upcoming biopic 'Lovelace', told the Mirror that she has always been a total book worm and wore big black clothes with her glasses.
Check out John Lewis's typewriter cushion, pounds 30, or a card board book worm stool, which appropriately resembles a stack of books, pounds 23, from JasmineWay.