Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An official pass or permit, especially one for crossing national boundaries.
  • n. A book of postage stamps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A customs document that allows the temporary duty-free importation of a particular article
  • n. A collection of travel tickets in the form of a booklet that is sold at a discount

Etymologies

French, notebook, carnet, from Old French quernet, pocket notebook, from quaer, quire; see quire1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French carnet ("notebook"), from Middle French quernet ("group of four sheets") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Off to jot them down in my carnet ... just after I deal with that stuttering f in the French stapler ... merci beaucoup!

    agrafer - French Word-A-Day

  • On our first trip to Paris, I encouraged my husband to participate in the carnet purchase in the Metro.

    canard - French Word-A-Day

  • At first renewal time the following year, I was amazed that my carnet (membership booklet) was stamped NO RESTRICCIONES.

    IMSS subscribers

  • Oscar, my carnet was stamped sin restricciones at the beginning of the second year.

    IMSS subscribers

  • Purely on visuals, the handcrafted French short from Bastien Dubois -- "Madagascar, carnet de voyage Madagascar, a Journey Diary" -- is Comic Riffs' favorite short of the bunch.

    THE 2011 OSCARS: Handicapping the Animated Short nominees

  • Un pitit carnet, des crayons, des gommes, un necessaire avec regles, equerre et tout et tout!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Alors pour se divertir, il va laisser tomber son "Death Note", autrement dit son carnet de la mort, dans le monde des humains.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Je regarde mon carnet de notes et je n'ai aucun souvenir de cette note mentale fraichement terminee.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Je cherche un carnet dans mon sac, m'empare de mon crayon et hop je note.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • De lutter en cours prenant une position m'empechant de m'endormir ... qui m'a valu des reflexion sur mes carnet du genre 'affalé sur sa chaise' ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

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