(redirected from bookended)
Also found in: Thesaurus.


An often decorative prop placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright.
tr.v. book·end·ed, book·end·ing, book·ends
1. To place something or be positioned at the ends of (a place or linear space): The picture on the wall was bookended by two diplomas.
2. To arrange or occur before and after (an event): The speaker's lecture was bookended with television interviews.



book end

(Furniture) one of a pair of usually ornamental supports for holding a row of books upright
(tr; usually passive) to occur or be located on either side (of something): the ghetto is bookended by two affluent neighbourhoods; a four-course banquet bookended by aperitifs and liqueurs.



1. a support placed at each end of a row of books to hold them upright.
2. a television commercial shown in two parts with other commercials in between.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bookend - a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)bookend - a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"


[ˈbʊkend] Nsujetalibros m inv
Booker Prize es el nombre de un premio literario que se concede anualmente a una obra de ficción en inglés publicada en el Reino Unido, Irlanda o cualquier otro país de la Commonwealth. El premio, que viene otorgándose desde 1969 y es uno de los más conocidos en el Reino Unido, está financiado por la empresa Booker McConnell. La entrega de premios, en la que se anuncia el ganador, provoca un considerable interés en los medios de comunicación y se televisa en directo. La decisión de los jueces, normalmente escritores, catedráticos y críticos, suele generar bastante polémica.
References in periodicals archive ?
Melissa Verreault has created a constellation of a novel; written in three parts, each with a tone wholly distinct from the others, and bookended by sets of family letters, readers are taken from Montreal to a POW camp in World War II.
Looking at the route it seems to be bookended by the two sure-fire sprints but after that almost anything can happen and that keeps a lot of riders interested.
The set is bookended by two balls to the wall rockers, 100 Floors Of Perception and Rockfield, both of which suggest Pete Townshend is now as much an influence as their old pal Paul Weller.
The reigning Channel Islands champion trainer sent out Madrasee to win the feature sprint handicap under Alan Daly, with that success bookended by the victories of Khuzdar and Mobus Wan, both ridden by Adam Jones.
To these ears at least, the effect is a deepening and attractive diffusion of the string sound, something very evident in both the ``Don Juan'' and the ``Till Eulenspiegel,'' which bookended the program with only slightly less vim.
Dajani, and Aharon Klieman) and bookended with an introduction and conclusion by editor Tamara Wittes, closely examining cultural attitudes, norms, beliefs, and other factors influencing the delicate and sometimes disastrous Israeli-Palestinian negotations.
The program was bookended by two operatic comedy shorts starring Mark McKinney and Barbara Hannigan.
We bookended every doctor's visit with our own research, Googled and re-Googled our symptoms, weighed differing opinions from Western and Burmese physicians.
Rounding out the exhibition was a video projection bookended by sequences of footage shot inside the Vatican.
Bookended by planes of handmade red brick and crowned by a hovering roof of silvered copper, the pavilion houses a large exhibition space, overlooking the formerly secret garden.
Its central valley is bookended by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, which trap the perfect amount of moisture for growing grapes.
But in true Hollywood fashion, it's bookended by a schmaltzy love story.