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book·shelf

 (bo͝ok′shĕlf′)
n. pl. book·shelves
A shelf or set of shelves for holding books.

bookshelf

(ˈbʊkʃɛlf)
n
a piece of furniture consisting of a shelf or shelves for books

book•shelf

(ˈbʊkˌʃɛlf)

n., pl. -shelves.
a shelf for holding books, esp. one of the shelves in a bookcase.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bookshelf - a shelf on which to keep booksbookshelf - a shelf on which to keep books  
shelf - a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
Translations
رَفُّ الكُتُبرَفُّ كُتُب
poličkapolička na knihy
boghylde
kirjahylly
ארון ספרים
polica za knjige
bókahilla
本棚書架書棚
책장
póka na książkipółka na książki
knižnica
knjižna polica
bokhylla
ชั้นวางหนังสือ
giá sáchkệ sách

bookshelf

[ˈbʊkʃelf] N (bookshelves (pl)) → estante m (para libros)
bookshelvesestantería fsing

bookshelf

[ˈbʊkʃɛlf] n (single)étagère f (à livres)
bookshelves → rayons mpl (de bibliothèque)

bookshelf

[ˈbʊkˌʃɛlf] nmensola per libri bookshelves npl (bookcase) → libreria

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.
verb
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.

bookshelf

رَفُّ الكُتُب polička boghylde Bücherbord ράφι βιβλιοθήκης estante kirjahylly bibliothèque polica za knjige scaffale 本棚 책장 boekenplank bokhylle półka na książki prateleira книжная полка bokhylla ชั้นวางหนังสือ kitap rafı giá sách 书架
References in classic literature ?
Fill your glass and let us examine these vital liars who crowd your bookshelves.
I hope you'll look on our bookshelves as your own," said Anne.
The familiar details came out: the stag's horns, the bookshelves, the looking-glass, the stove with its ventilator, which had long wanted mending, his father's sofa, a large table, on the table an open book, a broken ash tray, a manuscript book with his handwriting.
So now, after all its adventures, having been found, we shall never know where, by a gentleman in the days of Queen Elizabeth, having lain on his bookshelves unknown and unread for a hundred years and more, having been nearly destroyed by fire, having been still further destroyed by neglect, Beowulf at last came to its own, and is now carefully treasured in a glass case in the British Museum, where any one who cared about it may go to look at it.
He himself was beginning to look for Budge's book in one of the revolving bookstands when the general found it in one of the bookshelves on the wall.
Miss Maxwell's sitting-room was lined on two sides with bookshelves, and Rebecca was allowed to sit before the fire and browse among the books to her heart's delight for an hour or more.
On the table a shaded lamp diffused around a soft, pleasant, and equal light; the furniture was almost luxurious for a young bachelor, comprising a couch and two very easy chairs; bookshelves filled the recesses on each side of the mantelpiece; they were well-furnished, and arranged with perfect order.
All the available wall space, from floor to ceiling, was occupied by filled bookshelves.
Indeed, on these occasions he would feel so encouraged, he would carry his daring to such a pitch, that, rising softly from his chair, he would approach the bookshelves, take thence a book, and read over to himself some passage or another.
Pumblechook might have said, the lap of luxury - being entirely furnished forth from the coffee-house - the circumjacent region of sitting-room was of a comparatively pastureless and shifty character: imposing on the waiter the wandering habits of putting the covers on the floor (where he fell over them), the melted butter in the armchair, the bread on the bookshelves, the cheese in the coalscuttle, and the boiled fowl into my bed in the next room - where I found much of its parsley and butter in a state of congelation when I retired for the night.
I laughed on the way home, and I laughed again for sheer satisfaction when we reached the garden and drove between the quiet trees to the pretty old house; and when I went into the library, with its four windows open to the moonlight and the scent, and looked round at the familiar bookshelves, and could hear no sounds but sounds of peace, and knew that here I might read or dream or idle exactly as I chose with never a creature to disturb me, how grateful I felt to the kindly Fate that has brought me here and given me a heart to understand my own blessedness, and rescued me from a life like that I had just seen--a life spent with the odours of other people's dinners in one's nostrils, and the noise of their wrangling servants in one's ears, and parties and tattle for all amusement.
I remained in the same vague state of mind until ten o'clock or thereabouts, when going below, I found suspended on either side of the cabin, three long tiers of hanging bookshelves, designed apparently for volumes of the small octavo size.