American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A prop placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright.
- n. A heavy object or moveable support placed at one or both ends of a row of books for the purpose of keeping them upright.
- n. figuratively Something that comes before, after, or at both sides of something else.
- v. To come before and after, or at both sides of
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table).
- n. a support placed at the end of a row of books to keep them upright (on a shelf or table)
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“This material functions as the prologue and the epilogue, the kind of bookend to the story.”
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