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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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The Beast imprisons him for trespassing before his daughter Belle, a book worm who dreams of life outside her village, finds him trapped in the castle and offers to take his place instead.
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