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There is no handbook about how a career is going to go.
Gary Cole

Meaning of "handbook" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HANDBOOK

handbook  [ˈhændˌbʊk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HANDBOOK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Handbook is 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.

WHAT DOES HANDBOOK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

handbook

Handbook

A handbook is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference. A handbook is a treatise on a special subject. Nowadays it is often a simple but all-embracing treatment, containing concise information and being small enough to be held in the hand. A handbook is sometimes referred to as a vade mecum or pocket reference that is intended to be carried at all times. It may also be referred to as an enchiridion. Handbooks may deal with any topic, and are generally compendiums of information in a particular field or about a particular technique. They are designed to be easily consulted and provide quick answers in a certain area. For example, the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is a reference for how to cite works in MLA style, among other things. "Handbook" is sometimes applied to documents that are produced within an organization that are not designed for publication—such as a company handbook for HR, for instance. In this case, the term is used nearly synonymously with "manual.

Definition of handbook in the English dictionary

The definition of handbook in the dictionary is a reference book listing brief facts on a subject or place or directions for maintenance or repair, as of a car.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HANDBOOK


checkbook
ˈtʃɛkˌbʊk
codebook
ˈkəʊdˌbʊk
Facebook
ˈfeɪsˌbʊk
guestbook
ˈɡɛstˌbʊk
guidebook
ˈɡaɪdˌbʊk
logbook
ˈlɒɡˌbʊk
netbook
ˈnɛtˌbʊk
notebook
ˈnəʊtˌbʊk
playbook
ˈpleɪˌbʊk
pocketbook
ˈpɒkɪtˌbʊk
scrapbook
ˈskræpˌbʊk
sketchbook
ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk
songbook
ˈsɒŋˌbʊk
storybook
ˈstɔːrɪˌbʊk
studbook
ˈstʌdˌbʊk
stylebook
ˈstaɪlˌbʊk
textbook
ˈtɛkstˌbʊk
wordbook
ˈwɜːdˌbʊk
workbook
ˈwɜːkˌbʊk
yearbook
ˈjɪəˌbʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HANDBOOK

handb
handbag
handbags
handball
handballer
handbarrow
handbasket
handbell
handbill
handblown
handbrake
handbrake turn
handbreadth
handcar
handcart
handclap
handclasp
handcraft
handcrafted
handcraftsman

WORDS THAT END LIKE HANDBOOK

a closed book
address book
an open book
audio book
black book
book
chapbook
coloring book
comic book
cookbook
e-book
grade book
in my book
make a book
open book
paperback book
phone book
picture book
sourcebook
the book

Synonyms and antonyms of handbook in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HANDBOOK»

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

Translation of «handbook» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HANDBOOK

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

Translator English - Chinese

手册
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

manual
570 millions of speakers

English

handbook
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हैंडबुक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَلِيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

справочник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

manual
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হ্যান্ডবুকে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

manuel
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Buku panduan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Handbuch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハンドブック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

안내서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Buku pedoman
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sổ tay hướng dẫn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கையேடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हँडबुक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

el kitabı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

manuale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

podręcznik
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

довідник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

manual
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγχειρίδιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

handboek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

handbok
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

håndbok
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of handbook

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HANDBOOK»

The term «handbook» is very widely used and occupies the 7.972 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HANDBOOK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «handbook» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «handbook» 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 handbook

EXAMPLES

7 QUOTES WITH «HANDBOOK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word handbook.
1
Lou Brock
Stealing bases was put to me almost as a prerequisite for staying in the game. They didn't give me a handbook on how to do it; they said do it. Under those conditions you go out and develop your own handbook.
2
Gary Cole
There is no handbook about how a career is going to go.
3
Sheryl Crow
There's so much of it you can't control. There is no handbook for how to conduct yourself in the public world.
4
Peter Jurasik
I'm very cautious about talking about how actors got where they got, as though there is in fact a plan or a way. There is no plan, there is no way, there's no sure set, there's no handbook, on how to get to be an actor.
5
Charles Kingsley
We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook, an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient while they are overloaded.
6
Nathan Lane
It's a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing; you have to figure it out as you go along.
7
Alex Tabarrok
Conservatives have long argued, correctly, that 'fine-tuning' the economy is a chimera, but that argument seems to have disappeared from the conservative handbook.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HANDBOOK»

Discover the use of handbook in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to handbook and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Handbook of Nature Study
Provides lessons on many topics of nature study, with questions that may form the basis for student projects.
Anna Botsford Comstock, 1939
2
The Oxford Handbook of Oral History
The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral ...
Donald A. Ritchie, 2011
3
Handbook of Print Media: Technologies and Production Methods
CD-ROM contains: Electronic version of text.
Helmut Kipphan, 2001
4
BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for ...
This treatment of building information modeling technology, tools and processes looks at how architects, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors, and construction and facility owners can take advantage of the new technologies.
‎2008
5
Handbook of Personality, Third Edition: Theory and Research
This authoritative handbook is the reference of choice for researchers and students of personality.
Oliver P. John, Richard W. Robins, Lawrence A. Pervin, 2008
6
Paint Technology Handbook
Key Topics: · The components and properties of paints, including resins, pigments, extenders, solvents, and additives · The chemical composition, physical properties, function, wear characteristics, and other properties used for material ...
Rodger Talbert, 2007
7
Handbook of Procurement
With contributions from leading academics and professionals, this 2006 handbook offers expert guidance on the fundamental aspects of successful procurement design and management in firms, public administrations, and international ...
Nicola Dimitri, Gustavo Piga, Giancarlo Spagnolo, 2006
8
Handbook of Creativity
The book contains twenty-two chapters covering a wide range of issues and topics in the field of creativity, all written by distinguished leaders in the field. The volume is divided into six parts.
Robert J. Sternberg, 1999
9
The Academic Job Search Handbook
The new fourth edition provides updated advice and addresses hot topics in today's competitive job market.
Julia Miller Vick, Jennifer S. Furlong, 2008
10
Handbook of Oral History
Handbook of Oral History captures the current state-of-the-art, identifies major strands of intellectual development, and predicts key directions for future growth in theory, research, and application.
Thomas Lee Charlton, Lois E. Myers, Rebecca Sharpless, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HANDBOOK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term handbook is used in the context of the following news items.
1
BVR announces the availability of the 2015 Valuation Handbook
"The Valuation Handbook - Industry Cost of Capital is the gold standard for industry-level analysis," said Doug Twitchell, publisher at BVR. «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
2
Macy's Inc.: A Cautionary Tale On Employee Handbook Provisions …
A few months ago, my colleague Jana Grimm wrote a blog entry outlining the latest in the NLRB's ongoing aggressive reviews of employer ... «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
3
Handbook for African 1 - You See Only the Worst in You - allAfrica.com
I am working on a handbook that's meant to change this perception and bring the best in Africans. It is a psychological conditioning book for ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
4
Marine Business: NSW Boating Handbook now available as ebook
Boaters can now access the NSW Boating Handbook as a downloadable ebook suitable for ereaders and Android or Apple mobile devices. «Marine Business, Jul 15»
5
The Mining Investor's Handbook - Part 2 - Commodities | Motley Fool …
If you missed the introduction to this series, you can find it here. This is the second installment in this extensive series – an introduction to the ... «Motley Fool Australia, Jul 15»
6
Updated NAB Engineering Handbook Is Coming in April 2017
NAB Engineering Handbook WASHINGTON—The National Association of Broadcasters says the 11th edition of the “NAB Engineering ... «Radio magazine, Jul 15»
7
The Mining Investor's Handbook - An introduction to Australia's …
As an Aussie, it is hard to avoid the mining industry. Commodities are Australia's largest export and you'll find that around 30% of all companies ... «Motley Fool Australia, Jul 15»
8
A life in data, a handbook for data scientists
The Data Science Handbook (pic) project started in August 2013, but the desire to write a book has been with the group for a very long time. «Digital News Asia, Jul 15»
9
Engineers Australia MSA handbook query
Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your ... «Australia Forum, Jul 15»
10
The handbook of medicinal chemistry: principles and practice
Medicinal chemists should have a well-rounded knowledge of the disciplines that contribute to the discovery of new medicines. The handbook ... «Royal Society of Chemistry, Jul 15»

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