from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An engagement, as for a performance by an entertainer.
  • noun A reservation, as for accommodations at a hotel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of engaging or securing beforehand (by registry or payment) a box or seat at the opera, a passage on a steamer or train, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of book.
  • noun The act or process of writing something down in (a) book(s), e.g. in accounting
  • noun A reservation for a service, such as accommodation in an hotel.
  • noun The engagement of a performer for a particular performance.
  • noun sports The issuing of a caution which is usually written down in a book, and results in a yellow card or (after two bookings) a red card, that is to say, the player is sent from the field of play.
  • noun law The process of photographing, fingerprinting and recording identifying data of a suspect following arrest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time
  • noun the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)


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From the verb to book, from the noun book


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