Definitions

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

  • n. A notebook or calendar for listing appointments, events, and other work-related or social information.

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  • n. A book in which appointments are kept

Etymologies

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date +‎ book

Examples

  • A week-at-a-glance datebook celebrating the French countryside with dozens of full-color photographs

    Smokey

  • I carry in my datebook a piece of paper that my mother copied out for me, from the 1840 Census.

    Laura Lippman - An interview with author

  • Jane Birkin was flying from London to Paris in 1981 when she reached into her bag for her datebook and everything fell out.

    Jesse Kornbluth: For Years, There Was A Waiting List For Birkin Bags

  • Each member's datebook is pretty much filled for 2012.

    Too Busy for Their Own Success

  • Plus, it suffers from the sort of glitches I don't expect to see in an Apple product, such as the byzantine file-sharing routines required in Apple's iWork software or the datebook-style calendar application that doesn't let you swipe across the screen to flip to the next page.

    Apple's iPad: Tool, toy or trap?

  • The mayor's summer datebook has included golf with the president, breakfast with the vice president, a chat with the Treasury secretary.

    Mayor, the White House Is Calling

  • She reached for the datebook and scanned the marked pages.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Inside, she found a small black datebook and a sheaf of papers—more newspaper articles about Natalie Russo.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • She flipped open the datebook, and saw various dates marked with large red Xs, sometimes one per week, sometimes more.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Mr. Lewis was in rest mode at his 45-acre ranch here late last week, and based on his datebook he's going to need it.

    Killer Poised to Strike Again

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