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book  (bk)
1. A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers.
a. A printed or written literary work.
b. A main division of a larger printed or written work: a book of the Old Testament.
a. A volume in which financial or business transactions are recorded.
b. books Financial or business records considered as a group: checked the expenditures on the books.
a. A libretto.
b. The script of a play.
5. Book
a. The Bible.
b. The Koran.
a. A set of prescribed standards or rules on which decisions are based: runs the company by the book.
b. Something regarded as a source of knowledge or understanding.
c. The total amount of experience, knowledge, understanding, and skill that can be used in solving a problem or performing a task: We used every trick in the book to finish the project on schedule.
d. Informal Factual information, especially of a private nature: What's the book on him?
7. A packet of like or similar items bound together: a book of matches.
8. A record of bets placed on a race.
9. Games The number of card tricks needed before any tricks can have scoring value, as the first six tricks taken by the declaring side in bridge.
v. booked, book·ing, books
1. To list or register in or as if in a book.
a. To record charges against (a person) on a police blotter.
b. Sports To record the flagrant fouls of (a player) for possible disciplinary action, as in soccer.
3. To arrange for (tickets or lodgings, for example) in advance; reserve.
4. To hire or engage: The manager booked a magic show for Saturday night.
5. To allocate time for.
To make a reservation: Book early if you want good seats.
1. Of or relating to knowledge learned from books rather than actual experience: has book smarts but not street smarts.
2. Appearing in a company's financial records: book profits.
bring to book
To demand an explanation from; call to account.
in (one's) book
In one's opinion: In my book they both are wrong.
like a book
Thoroughly; completely: I know my child like a book.
one for the books
A noteworthy act or occurrence.
throw the book at
1. To make all possible charges against (a lawbreaker, for example).
2. To reprimand or punish severely.

[Middle English bok, from Old English bc; see bhgo- in Indo-European roots.]

booker n.
Synonyms: book, bespeak, engage, reserve
These verbs mean to cause something to be set aside in advance, as for one's use or possession: will book a hotel room; made sure their selections were bespoken; engaged a box for the opera season; reserving a table at a restaurant.
Word History: From an etymological perspective, book and beech are branches of the same tree. The Germanic root of both words is *bk-, ultimately from an Indo-European root meaning "beech tree." The Old English form of book is bc, from Germanic *bk-, "written document, book." The Old English form of beech is bce, from Germanic *bk-jn, "beech tree," because the early Germanic peoples used strips of beech wood to write on. A similar semantic development occurred in Latin. The Latin word for book is liber, whence library. Liber, however, originally meant "bark"that is, the smooth inner bark of a tree, which the early Romans likewise used to write on.

book (bʊk)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a number of printed or written pages bound together along one edge and usually protected by thick paper or stiff pasteboard covers. See also hardback, paperback
a. a written work or composition, such as a novel, technical manual, or dictionary
b. (as modifier): the book trade; book reviews.
c. (in combination): bookseller; bookshop; bookshelf; bookrack.
3. a number of blank or ruled sheets of paper bound together, used to record lessons, keep accounts, etc
4. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (plural) a record of the transactions of a business or society
5. (Theatre) the script of a play or the libretto of an opera, musical, etc
6. (Bible) a major division of a written composition, as of a long novel or of the Bible
7. a number of tickets, sheets, stamps, etc, fastened together along one edge
8. (Horse Racing) bookmaking a record of the bets made on a horse race or other event
9. (Card Games) (in card games) the number of tricks that must be taken by a side or player before any trick has a scoring value: in bridge, six of the 13 tricks form the book.
10. strict or rigid regulations, rules, or standards (esp in the phrases according to the book, by the book)
11. a source of knowledge or authority: the book of life.
12. a telephone directory (in the phrase in the book)
13. (Bible) the book (sometimes capital) the Bible
14. an open book a person or subject that is thoroughly understood
15. a closed book a person or subject that is unknown or beyond comprehension: chemistry is a closed book to him.
16. bring to book to reprimand or require (someone) to give an explanation of his conduct
17. close the book on to bring to a definite end: we have closed the book on apartheid.
18. (Accounting & Book-keeping) close the books accounting to balance accounts in order to prepare a statement or report
19. cook the books to make fraudulent alterations to business or other accounts
20. in my book according to my view of things
21. in someone's bad books regarded by someone with disfavour
22. in someone's good books regarded by someone with favour
23. (Accounting & Book-keeping) keep the books to keep written records of the finances of a business or other enterprise
24. on the books
a. enrolled as a member
b. registered or recorded
25. read someone like a book to understand a person, or his motives, character, etc, thoroughly and clearly
26. throw the book at
a. to charge with every relevant offence
b. to inflict the most severe punishment on
27. to reserve (a place, passage, etc) or engage the services of (a performer, driver, etc) in advance: to book a flight; to book a band.
28. (tr) to take the name and address of (a person guilty of a minor offence) with a view to bringing a prosecution: he was booked for ignoring a traffic signal.
29. (Soccer) (tr) (of a football referee) to take the name of (a player) who grossly infringes the rules while playing, two such acts resulting in the player's dismissal from the field
30. (tr) to record in a book
[Old English bōc; related to Old Norse bōk, Old High German buoh book, Gothic bōka letter; see beech (the bark of which was used as a writing surface)]

book (bʊk)

1. a long written or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usu. on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers: a book of poems; a book of short stories.
2. such a literary work in any format: Do you like listening to books on tape?
3. a number of sheets of blank or ruled paper bound together for writing, recording business transactions, etc.
4. a division of a literary work, esp. one of the larger divisions.
5. the Book, the Bible.
6. the book,
a. a set of rules, conventions, or standards: to go according to the book; to know every trick in the book.
b. the telephone book.
7. the text or libretto of an opera, operetta, or musical.
8. books, the financial records of a business, institution, etc.
9. a script or story for a play.
10. the number of tricks that must be taken before any trick counts in the score of a card game.
11. a set or packet of tickets, checks, stamps, matches, etc., bound together like a book.
12. anything that serves for the recording of facts or events: The petrified tree was a book of nature.
13. gathered information and recommended strategy regarding a task, problem, opponent, etc., as in sports.
14. a pile or package of leaves, as of tobacco.
15. Slang. bookmaker (def. 1).
16. to enter in a book or list; record; register.
17. to reserve or make a reservation for (a hotel room, passage on a ship, etc.).
18. to register or list (a person) for a place, transportation, appointment, etc.: The travel agent booked us on the next cruise.
19. to engage for one or more performances.
20. to enter a charge against (an arrested person) on a police register.
21. to register one's name.
22. to engage a place, services, etc.: Book early if you want a good table.
23. book in (or out), to sign in (or out), as at a job.
24. book up, to sell or buy out, fill up, or the like: Baseball fans have booked up the hotel for a week.
25. pertaining to or dealing with books: the book department; a book salesman.
26. derived or learned entirely from books: book knowledge.
27. shown on a company's books: The firm's book profit was $53,680.
1. bring to book, to bring to justice.
2. by the book, according to the correct or established form.
3. in one's book, according to one's personal judgment.
4. make book,
a. to take bets and give odds.
b. to wager; bet.
5. off the books, without being part of an official payroll, income report, etc.
6. one for the book(s), a noteworthy incident; something extraordinary.
7. throw the book at, Informal. to punish severely.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English bōc; c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Norse bōk, Old High German buoh]

Book collection of tablets, sheets of paper, or similar material strung or bound together.
Examples: book of beauty, 1595; of bitter passion, 1532; of gold leaf [separated by vellum leaves]; of knowledge, 1667; of love, 1592; of nature, 1830; of precepts, 1380; of scorn, 1847; of silk [bundle of skeins of raw silk].

Past participle: booked
Gerund: booking

I book
you book
he/she/it books
we book
you book
they book
I booked
you booked
he/she/it booked
we booked
you booked
they booked
Present Continuous
I am booking
you are booking
he/she/it is booking
we are booking
you are booking
they are booking
Present Perfect
I have booked
you have booked
he/she/it has booked
we have booked
you have booked
they have booked
Past Continuous
I was booking
you were booking
he/she/it was booking
we were booking
you were booking
they were booking
Past Perfect
I had booked
you had booked
he/she/it had booked
we had booked
you had booked
they had booked
I will book
you will book
he/she/it will book
we will book
you will book
they will book
Future Perfect
I will have booked
you will have booked
he/she/it will have booked
we will have booked
you will have booked
they will have booked
Future Continuous
I will be booking
you will be booking
he/she/it will be booking
we will be booking
you will be booking
they will be booking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been booking
you have been booking
he/she/it has been booking
we have been booking
you have been booking
they have been booking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been booking
you will have been booking
he/she/it will have been booking
we will have been booking
you will have been booking
they will have been booking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been booking
you had been booking
he/she/it had been booking
we had been booking
you had been booking
they had been booking
I would book
you would book
he/she/it would book
we would book
you would book
they would book
Past Conditional
I would have booked
you would have booked
he/she/it would have booked
we would have booked
you would have booked
they would have booked
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
signature - a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book
running head, running headline - a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book
authority - an authoritative written work; "this book is the final authority on the life of Milton"
curiosa - books on strange or unusual subjects (especially erotica)
formulary, pharmacopeia - (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation; "postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections"
trade book, trade edition - a book intended for general readership
bestiary - a medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals
catechism - an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers
pop-up, pop-up book - a book (usually for children) that contains one or more pages such that a three-dimensional structure rises up when a page is opened
storybook - a book containing a collection of stories (usually for children)
tome - a (usually) large and scholarly book
booklet, brochure, folder, pamphlet, leaflet - a small book usually having a paper cover
school text, schoolbook, text edition, textbook, text - a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
workbook - a student's book or booklet containing problems with spaces for solving them
copybook - a book containing models of good penmanship; used in teaching penmanship
appointment book, appointment calendar - a book containing a calendar and space to keep a record of appointments
catalog, catalogue - a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things; "he found it in the Sears catalog"
phrase book - a book containing common expressions in a foreign language along with their translations
playbook - a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays; "the 1963 playbook leaves out the whole first scene"
prayer book, prayerbook - a book containing prayers
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
review copy - a copy of a newly published book that is sent for review to a writer or periodical
songbook - a book containing a collection of songs
publication - a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
yearbook - a book published annually by the graduating class of a high school or college usually containing photographs of faculty and graduating students - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound togetherbook - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
album - a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc
book binding, cover, binding, back - the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
coffee-table book - an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
folio - a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages; "the first folio of Shakespeare's plays"
fore edge, foredge - the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine
hardback, hardcover - a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
journal - a record book as a physical object
novel - a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction; "his bookcases were filled with nothing but novels"; "he burned all the novels"
order book - a book in which customers' orders are entered; usually makes multiple copies of the order
picture book - a book consisting chiefly of pictures
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
sketch block, sketch pad, sketchbook - a book containing sheets of paper on which sketches can be drawn
backbone, spine - the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved; "the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"
notebook - a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda - a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someonebook - a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; "Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'"; "his name is in all the record books"
logbook - a book in which the log is written
won-lost record - (sports) a record of win versus losses
scorecard, card - (golf) a record of scores (as in golf); "you have to turn in your card to get a handicap"
fact - a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; "he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts" - a written version of a play or other dramatic compositionbook - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
dramatic composition, dramatic work - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
prompt copy, promptbook - the copy of the playscript used by the prompter
continuity - a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot
dialog, dialogue - the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
libretto - the words of an opera or musical play
scenario - an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
screenplay - a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
shooting script - the final detailed script for making a movie or TV program - a record in which commercial accounts are recordedbook - a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; "they got a subpoena to examine our books"
record - a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction; "they could find no record of the purchase"
cost ledger - ledger showing the accumulated costs classified in various ways
general ledger - the ledger that contains all of the financial accounts of a business; contains offsetting debit and credit accounts (including control accounts)
subsidiary ledger - details of an account supporting the amount stated in the general ledger
daybook, journal - a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred
accounting system, method of accounting, accounting - a bookkeeper's chronological list of related debits and credits of a business; forms part of a ledger of accounts - a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole - a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are madebook - a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here"
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
rule - directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole - the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and MedinaBook - the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
sura - one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; "the Quran is divided in 114 suras" - the sacred writings of the Christian religionsBook - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
family Bible - a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
covenant - (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
eisegesis - personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
exegesis - an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
text - a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
Gabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
demythologise, demythologize - remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value" - a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah"
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
Epistle - a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle - a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge; "he bought a book of stamps"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production" - engage for a performance; "Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo"
schedule - plan for an activity or event; "I've scheduled a concert next week" - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
reserve - obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; "We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"
hold open, keep open, save, keep - retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger" - record a charge in a police register; "The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man"
record, enter, put down - make a record of; set down in permanent form
fine, ticket - issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty; "I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street"; "Move your car or else you will be ticketed!" - register in a hotel booker
register - record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

2. notebook, album, journal, diary, pad, record book, Filofax (trademark), notepad, exercise book, jotter, memorandum book I had several names in my little black book that I called regularly.
plural noun
accounts, records, balance sheet, ledger, financial statement He usually left the books to his managers and accountants.
1. reserve, schedule, engage, line up, organize, charter, arrange for, procure, make reservations She booked herself a flight home last night.
2. charge They took him to the police station and booked him for assault.
book in register, enter, enrol He was happy to book in at the Royal Pavilion Hotel.
in my book in my opinion, to me, as far as I am concerned He is no hero in my book
Related words
like bibliomania
enthusiast bibliophile
fear bibiliophobia
"A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life" [John Milton Areopagitica]
"All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time" [John Ruskin Sesame and Lilies]
"There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written" [Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray]
"Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash" [Vladimir Nabokov]
"All books are either dreams or swords,"
"You can cut, or you can drug, with words" [Amy Lowell Sword Blades and Poppy Seeds]
"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested" [Francis Bacon Essays]
"The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of past centuries" [René Descartes Discourse on Method]
"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened" [Ernest Hemingway]
"Books succeed,"
"And lives fail" [Elizabeth Barrett Browning Aurora Leigh]
"Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't" [Julian Barnes Flaubert's Parrot]
"Even bad books are books and therefore sacred" [Günter Grass The Tin Drum]


book [bʊk]
A. N
1. (= publication) → libro m
by the booksegún las reglas
to play it or to go by the bookseguir las reglas
economics/her life is a closed book to mela economía/su vida es un misterio para mí
the book of Genesisel libro del Génesis
the Good Bookla Biblia
in my book (fig) → tal como yo lo veo, a mi modo de ver
a book on politicsun libro de política
that's one for the bookeso es digno de mención
his mind is an open booksu mente es un libro abierto
to bring sb to bookpedir cuentas a algn
those who planned the murder were never brought to booknunca se les pidió cuentas a los que planearon el asesinato
to be in sb's good/bad books I'm in his bad books at the momenten este momento estoy en su lista negra
I was trying to get back in her good booksestaba intentando volver a congraciarme con ella
to read sb like a book I know where he's off to - I can read him like a booksé dónde va, a mí no me engaña
to suit sb's book it suits his book to play the easy-going liberalle viene bien hacerse el liberal poco exigente, se hace el liberal poco exigente porque le conviene
to throw the book at sbcastigar severamente a algn
see also leaf, trick A2
see also turn-up
2. (also notebook) → libreta f, librito m (also exercise book) → cuaderno m
3. (also telephone book) → guía f
I'm in the bookestoy en la guía
4. (= set) [of tickets, cheques] → talonario m; [of matches] → estuche m; [of stamps] → librito m; [of samples] → muestrario m
5. books
5.1. (Comm) the bookslas cuentas, la contabilidad
to keep the booksllevar las cuentas or los libros or la contabilidad
see also cook
5.2. (= register of members) → registro msing
they had less than 30 members on their bookstenían menos de 30 miembros en el registro
to take sb's name off the booksborrar a algn del registro
he was the most expensive player on the booksera el jugador más caro que tenían fichado
6. (Jur) (also statute book) → código m
see also statute
7. (Gambling)
to make a book on sthaceptar apuestas a algo
to open or start a book on sthempezar a aceptar apuestas a algo
8. (US) (Mus) (= libretto) → libreto m
1. (Brit) (= reserve) [+ ticket, seat, room, table, flight] → reservar
we booked the hotel rooms in advancereservamos habitaciones en el hotel por adelantado
all the restaurants are fully bookedtodos los restaurantes están llenos
have you booked your holiday yet?¿ya has reservado las vacaciones?
2. (= arrange) [+ appointment, time] → pedir
I've booked an appointment with the dentisthe pedido hora con el dentista
can we book a time to meet soon?¿podemos quedar un día de éstos?
3. (= engage) [+ performer, artiste] → contratar
4. (= take name of)
4.1. [police] he was booked for speedinglo multaron por exceso de velocidad
they took him to the station and booked him for assaultlo llevaron a la comisaría y lo acusaron de agresión
4.2. (Sport) [+ player] → amonestar
5. (= note down) [+ order] → anotar
C. VI (Brit) → hacer una reserva, reservar
to book into a hotelhacer una reserva or reservar en un hotel
D. CPD book club Nclub m del libro, club m de lectores
book fair Nferia f del libro
book jacket Nsobrecubierta f
book learning Naprendizaje m (a través)de los libros, saber m libresco(frm)
book learning is only part of school lifeel aprendizaje de los libros es sólo una parte de la vida escolar
book post Ncorreo m de libros
book review Ncrítica f or reseña f de un libro
book token Nvale m para libros, cheque m regalo para libros
book value Nvalor m contable or en libros
book in (Brit)
A. VI + ADV (= record arrival) → registrarse; (= reserve a room) → reservar habitación
they booked in under false namesreservaron habitación bajo un nombre falso
B. VT + ADV they're booked in at the White Swantienen reservada una habitación en el White Swan
I've booked you in with Dr Stuart for four o'clockte he conseguido hora con el Dr. Stuart para las cuatro
make sure you're booked in for antenatal careasegúrate de que estás apuntada para la asistencia previa al parto
book up VT + ADV (esp Brit)
1. [+ holiday] → hacer reserva de
2. to be booked up
2.1. [hotel, restaurant, flight] we are booked up all summerno tenemos nada libre en todo el verano, lo tenemos todo reservado para todo el verano
the hotel is booked upel hotel está completo, todas las habitaciones del hotel están reservadas
all the flights were booked uptodos los vuelos estaban completos, no quedaban plazas en ningún vuelo
2.2. [performer] the orchestra is booked up until 2002la orquestra tiene un programa de actuaciones completo hasta 2002
2.3. [person] I'm booked up for tonighttengo muchos compromisos para esta noche
I'm booked up all next weekla semana que viene tengo un programa muy apretado

book [ˈbʊk]
(= text) → livre m
to be a closed book [person] → être un mystère; [thing] → être du chinois
by the book (= according to the rules) → à la lettre, selon les règles
to throw the book at sb → passer un savon à qn
to be in sb's good books → être bien vu(e) de qn
to be in sb's bad books → être mal vu(e) de qn
to bring sb to book (= call to account) → obliger qn à rendre des comptes
in my book (= to my mind) → à mon avis
[stamps, tickets] → carnet m books
nplcomptes mpl, comptabilité f
to keep the books, to do the books → tenir la comptabilité
[+ ticket] → réserver
[+ seat, room, table] → réserver
fully booked → complet/ète
to be booked solid [hotel, restaurant] → être complet/ète; [theatre] → jouer à guichets fermés
[+ driver] → dresser un procès-verbal à
[+ football player] → donner un carton à
vi (= make a reservation) → réserver
We haven't booked → Nous n'avons pas réservé.
book in
vi (British) (at hotel)prendre une chambre
book up

Buch nt; (= exercise book)Heft nt; (= division: in Bible, poem etc) → Buch nt; the (good) Bookdas Buch der Bücher; the Book of Genesisdie Genesis, das 1. Buch Mose; to bring somebody to bookjdn zur Rechenschaft ziehen; to throw the book at somebody (inf)jdn nach allen Regeln der Kunst fertigmachen (inf); by or according to the booknach dem Buchstaben; he does everything by or according to the booker hält sich bei allem strikt an die Vorschriften; to go by the booksich an die Vorschriften halten; to be in somebody’s good/bad booksbei jdm gut/schlecht angeschrieben sein (inf); I can read him like a bookich kann in ihm lesen wie in einem Buch; to close the book on somethingdas Kapitel einer Sache (gen)abschließen; it’s a closed book to medas ist ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln für mich; he/my life is an open booker/mein Leben ist ein offenes Buch; he knows/used every trick in the book (inf)er ist/war mit allen Wassern gewaschen (inf); he’ll use every trick in the book to get what he wants (inf)er wird alles und jedes versuchen, um zu erreichen, was er will; that counts as cheating in my book (inf)für mich ist das Betrug; I’m in the book (Telec) → ich stehe im Telefonbuch
(of tickets)Heft nt; (thicker) → Block m; book of stamps/matchesBriefmarken-/Streichholzheftchen nt
books pl (Comm, Fin) → Bücher pl; to keep the books of a firmdie Bücher einer Firma führen; to do the books for somebodyjdm die Bücher führen; I’ve been doing the booksich habe die Abrechnung gemacht
(of club, society)(Mitglieder)verzeichnis nt, → Mitgliedsliste f; to be on the books of an organizationim Mitgliederverzeichnis or auf der Mitgliedsliste einer Organisation stehen
(Gambling) → Wettbuch nt; to make or keep a book (Horseracing) → Buch machen; (generally) → Wetten abschließen
(= libretto: of opera etc) → Textbuch nt
(Comm) book of samples, sample bookMusterbuch nt
(= reserve)bestellen; seat, room alsobuchen, reservieren lassen; artisteengagieren, verpflichten; cabaret actnehmen; (privately) → sorgen für; this performance/flight/hotel is fully bookeddiese Vorstellung ist ausverkauft/dieser Flug ist ausgebucht/das Hotel ist voll belegt; can I book a time to see him?kann ich einen Termin bei ihm bekommen?; to book somebody through to Hull (Rail) → jdn bis Hull durchbuchen
(Fin, Comm) orderaufnehmen; to book goods to somebody’s accountjdm Waren in Rechnung stellen
(inf) driver etcaufschreiben (inf), → einen Strafzettel verpassen (+dat) (inf); footballerverwarnen; to be booked for speedingwegen zu schnellen Fahrens aufgeschrieben werden; let’s book him (said by policeman etc) → den schnappen wir uns (inf)
vibestellen; (= reserve seat, room also)buchen; to book through to Hullbis Hull durchlösen

nBuchbinder m
nBuchbinderei f
nBücherregal nt; (with doors) → Bücherschrank m
book claim
n (Fin) → Buchforderung f, → buchmäßige Forderung
book club
book debt
n (Fin) → Buchschuld f, → buchmäßige Schuld
book end

book jacket
nSchutzumschlag m, → Buchhülle f
nBuchhalter(in) m(f)
nBuchhaltung f, → Buchführung f
book knowledge, book-learning

book lover
nBuchmacher(in) m(f)
nBuchmacherei f; book firmBuchmacherfirma f
nLesezeichen nt; (Comput) → Lesezeichen nt, → Bookmark nt
n (US) → Fahrbücherei f
nExlibris nt
book post
nBüchersendung f; to send something by booketw als Büchersendung schicken; book is …Büchersendungen sind …
nLesepult nt
book review
nBuchbesprechung f, → Rezension f
nBuchhändler m
nder Buchhandel
nBücherbord or -brett nt
pl (= bookcase)Bücherregal nt
bookshop (esp Brit), bookstore (US)
nBuchhandlung for -laden m
nBücherstand m
n (US)
(= bookrest)Lesepult nt
(= bookcase)Bücherregal nt
(= bookstall: in station, airport) → Bücherstand m; to hit the booksin die Buchläden kommen

book token
nBuchgutschein m
book trade
nBuchhandel m
book value
n (Fin) → Buchwert m, → Bilanzwert m
n (fig)Bücherwurm m

book [bʊk]
1. nlibro; (notebook) → quaderno; (of matches) → bustina; (of tickets) → blocchetto
the books (Comm) → i libri contabili
to keep the books → tenere la contabilità
to be in sb's bad books → essere nel libro nero di qn
to bring sb to book (for sth) → costringere qn a render conto (di qc)
to throw the book at sb (in accusing) → imputare a qn tutte le accuse possibili (in punishing) → condannare qn al massimo della pena
by the book → secondo le regole
in my book → a mio avviso, a parer mio
2. vt
a. (reserve, seat, room, table) → prenotare, fissare, riservare; (ticket) → prendere, comprare
b. (Police) (driver) → fare una contravvenzione a, multare (Ftbl) → ammonire
3. vi (see vt a) → prenotare; (prendere il biglietto)
book in
1. vi + adv (at hotel) → prendere una camera
2. vt + adv (person) → prenotare (una camera) per
book up vt + advriservare, prenotare
the hotel is booked up → l'albergo è al completo
tonight's performance is booked up → la rappresentazione di stasera è esaurita
I'm booked up (fam) → sono occupatissimo

book (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.

book كِتَاب , يَحْجِزُ kniha , rezervovat bog , booke Buch , buchen βιβλίο , κάνω κράτηση libro , reservar kirja , varata livre , réserver knjiga , rezervirati libro , prenotare 予約する , 本 예약하다 , 책 boek , boeken bestille , bok książka , zarezerwować livro , reservar бронировать , книга bok , boka จอง , หนังสือ kitap , yer ayırtmak đặt chỗ , sách , 预订

n.  libro.

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