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Be kind and considerate with your criticism... It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
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Meaning of "book" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOOK

Old English bōc; related to Old Norse bōk, Old High German buoh book, Gothic bōka letter.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOOK

book  [bʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOOK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Book is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb book in English.

WHAT DOES BOOK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

book

Book

A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A set of text-filled or illustrated pages produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book, or e-book. Books may also refer to works of literature, or a main division of such a work. In library and information science, a book is called a monograph, to distinguish it from serial periodicals such as magazines, journals or newspapers. The body of all written works including books is literature. In novels and sometimes other types of books, a book may be divided into several large sections, also called books. An avid reader of books is a bibliophile or colloquially, bookworm. A shop where books are bought and sold is a bookshop or bookstore. Books can also be borrowed from libraries. Google has estimated that as of 2010, approximately 130,000,000 unique titles had been published.

Definition of book in the English dictionary

The first definition of book in the dictionary is a written work or composition, such as a novel, technical manual, or dictionary. Other definition of book is a number of blank or ruled sheets of paper bound together, used to record lessons, keep accounts, etc. Book is also a record of the transactions of a business or society.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BOOK

PRESENT

Present
I book
you book
he/she/it books
we book
you book
they book
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I booked
you booked
he/she/it booked
we booked
you booked
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will book
you will book
he/she/it will book
we will book
you will book
they will book
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would book
you would book
he/she/it would book
we would book
you would book
they would book
Conditional continuous
I would be booking
you would be booking
he/she/it would be booking
we would be booking
you would be booking
they would be booking
Conditional perfect
I would have book
you would have book
he/she/it would have book
we would have book
you would have book
they would have book
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been booking
you would have been booking
he/she/it would have been booking
we would have been booking
you would have been booking
they would have been booking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you book
we let´s book
you book
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to book
Past participle
booked
Present Participle
booking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOOK

booing
boojum
book club
book cover
book end
book fair
book group
book in
book into
book jacket
book knowledge
book learning
book lover
book of account
Book of Changes
Book of Common Prayer
book of hours
Book of Kells
Book of Mormon
book of original entry

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOOK

an open book
brook
cook
e-book
Facebook
guestbook
handbook
hook
in my book
look
netbook
nook
notebook
on the hook
outlook
overlook
textbook
the book
the New Look
took

Synonyms and antonyms of book in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BOOK»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «book» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of book

Translation of «book» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOOK

Find out the translation of book to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of book from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «book» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

libro
570 millions of speakers

English

book
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किताब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كِتَاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

книга
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

livro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বই
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

livre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Buku
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Buch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Buku
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sách
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புத்தகம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पुस्तक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kitap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

libro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

książka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

книжка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

carte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βιβλίο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

boek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bok
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bok
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of book

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOOK»

The term «book» is very widely used and occupies the 755 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOOK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «book» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «book» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about book

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BOOK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word book.
1
Francesca Annis
I think you live a fuller life with someone else, you know, you're firing on all cylinders. It can be a nightmare at times, we all know that, but nevertheless in the end I think to have someone else's input on anything - a book, a meal, your children, life, a walk - is fantastic.
2
Louise Brown
I can't pick out one single book that had such a profound personal impact.
3
Anthony Browne
As adults, we've seen so much before that we often turn the pages of a picture book without really looking. Young children tend to look more carefully.
4
Steven Brust
All literature consists of whatever the writer thinks is cool. The reader will like the book to the degree that he agrees with the writer about what's cool.
5
Jack Canfield
I have written a new book called 'The Golden Motorcycle Gang.' The premise of the book is taken from actual events in my life. My life has been dedicated to inspiring and motivating others to live their highest vision of their ideal life and offering transformational trainings that help people succeed in all aspects of their lives.
6
Steven Curtis Chapman
I've always been a rule-follower. Even when I was a kid, I tried to do everything by the book.
7
Stephanie Courtney
I've never been one to book a ton of commercials.
8
Malcolm Cowley
Be kind and considerate with your criticism... It's just as hard to write a bad book as it is to write a good book.
9
Paula Danziger
When my father would yell at me, I told myself someday I'd use it in a book.
10
Gavyn Davies
Normally I would not recommend a book that tells you how to make money in the stock market. Most of these books are aimed at gullible folk, and they usually make much more money for their authors than they do for the investing public.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOOK»

Discover the use of book in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to book and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Read a Book
Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional ...
Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren, 2011
2
The Good Book: A Secular Bible
Designed to be read as narrative and also to be dipped into for inspiration, encouragement and consolation, The Good Book offers a thoughtful, non-religious alternative to the many people who do not follow one of the world's great religions ...
A.C. Grayling, 2011
3
We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
When Gerald the elephant and Piggie realize that they are in a book, they decide to have some fun with the reader.
‎2010
4
The ICU Book
Purchase The ICU Book, Third Edition and visit TheICUBook.com, which gives you free access to links from references to PubMed, updated regularly; and a directory of Websites handpicked by Dr. Marino.
Paul L. Marino, 2007
5
Book Design
A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.
Andrew Haslam, 2006
6
The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History
Traces the history of comic books, discusses the economics of the field and the changing relationship between the words and the pictures, and profiles leading artists A history of the comic book, in which a noted cartoonist demonstrates the ...
Robert C. Harvey, 1996
7
The Book of Macrobiotics: The Universal Way of Health, ...
An introduction to the principles of health and happiness through a diet,hilosophy, and lifestyle based on the order of the universe.
Michio Kushi, Alex Jack, 1987
8
The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach
"A metaphysical encyclopedia of more than three hundred crystals, minerals, and gemstones, detailing their applications for self-healing and spiritual and emotional development, along with vivid color photographs of each stone"--Provided by ...
Robert Simmons, Naisha Ahsian, 2007
9
The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener
Explains what composting is and how it works, provides instructions for making and using compost, and offers ecologically sound solutions to waste disposal problems
Deborah L. Martin, Grace Gershuny, 1992
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Book of Secrets
Thomas Eaton's Book of Secrets reveals hundreds of clandestine, covert, surreptitious, furtive, hush-hush, and taboo pop-cultural and historical curiosities, from government cover-ups to marketing tricks to Colonel Sander's secret recipe.
Thomas Eaton, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOOK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term book is used in the context of the following news items.
1
One Book author touring state
Set in a small town in southern Minnesota, the book is told from the point of view of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to ... «Rapid City Journal, Jul 15»
2
Robert Hooke's 350 year old science book on display
A 350-year-old book believed to be the world's first scientific best-seller will go on display as part of a new exhibition at the National Library of ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Book agents trying to cash in on Greek tragedy
Greece's finance chief resigned in disgrace Monday and hit the pub — and his book agents are looking to cash in on the whole mess. «New York Post, Jul 15»
4
Grab a book, laze in the shade
If you're looking for a book of short stories, “Shell” is a great place to start. Doerr recently achieved literary immortality by winning the Pulitzer ... «Portland Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Michael Oren's 'Ally' – a profoundly un-Zionist book
In it, as in the multiple articles he penned that preceded the book's publication, Oren argues that the “special relationship” between Israel and ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
6
Book delves into India's Israel policy
The book "The Evolution of India's Israel Policy" (Oxford University Press) by Nicolas Blarel, Assistant Professor of Political Science in the ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
7
Is Donald Trump's 'Art of the Deal' the best-selling business book of …
I write a book called The Art of the Deal, the No. 1 selling business book of all time, at least I think, but I'm pretty sure it is. And certainly a big ... «PolitiFact, Jul 15»
8
Former President Carter to sign latest book in Ridgewood
In his new book, "A Full Life," which is being released today, Carter writes about race relations while growing up in Georgia, how they affected ... «NorthJersey.com, Jul 15»
9
Lee Greenwood in Nashville Tuesday to sign copies of new …
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Country star Lee Greenwood is celebrating the release of his new illustrated children's book and will be in ... «WKRN.com, Jul 15»
10
AS Dulat's book 'Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years' a best seller in J&K
Former R&AW Chief A S Dulat's book has generated curiosity in Kashmir. His book 'Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years' is one of the best sellers in ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»

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