Definitions

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

  • noun A book with blank pages for the insertion and preservation of collections, as of stamps or photographs.
  • noun A collection of personal photographs or other images that are arranged for private viewing, as in book or on a computer.
  • noun A set of musical recordings that are issued together, usually by a single artist.
  • noun A phonograph record, especially a long-playing record stored in a slipcase.
  • noun A printed collection of musical compositions, pictures, or literary selections.
  • noun A tall, handsomely printed book, popular especially in the 19th century, often having profuse illustrations and short, sentimental texts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman antiquity, a white tablet, on which the names of public officers and records of public transactions were written, and which was put up in a public place.
  • noun A book consisting of blank leaves variously prepared for special purposes, as for the reception or preservation of autographs, photographs, verses, “sentiments,” etc.
  • noun A book expensively printed or bound, containing short selections of poetry or prose, usually illustrated, and intended as a gift or an ornament.
  • noun In law, white (silver) money paid as rent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Rom. Antiq.) A white tablet on which anything was inscribed, as a list of names, etc.
  • noun A register for visitors' names; a visitors' book.
  • noun A blank book, in which to insert autographs, sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs, etc.

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

  • noun A book specially designed to keep photographs, stamps, or autographs.
  • noun A jacket for a phonograph record; an album cover.
  • noun A phonograph record.
  • noun A group of audio recordings, on any medium, intended for distribution as a group.

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

  • noun one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
  • noun a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

Etymologies

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

[Latin, blank tablet, from neuter of albus, white; see albho- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin album ("blank white writing tablet"), from albus ("white").

Examples

  • I hope their label recognises that although the album may not have reach their expectations, that, it is infact a quality album* and a fan fav, and don't just discard it.

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  • Last time I checked, the Greatest Hits double album is technically a Led Zeppelin album, thus instantly bestowing the tracks contained therein with magic album power, making them suitable for official Zep-sanctioned listening.

    Led Zeppelin Makes Bold, Artistic Decision to Put Catalogue Online to Promote Greatest Hits Album | Best Week Ever

  • Clue Set 2 1. The title of this album is Swedish for "I worship Lucifer, the Prince of Darkness, and someday, he will sing to us from inside Pierce Brosnan's body."

    Archive 2009-05-17

  • Here, through Green Day songs from both the title album and others, we're presented with three friends in what appears to be a suburban Anytown U.S.A. trying to figure out what to do with their lives in a post-9/11 world.

    All Stories | The New York Observer

  • Here, through Green Day songs from both the title album and others, we're presented with three friends in what appears to be a suburban Anytown U.S.A. trying to figure out what to do with their lives in a post-9/11 world.

    All Stories | The New York Observer

  • The title album track, "A Book Like This," features an interesting blend of string and banjo, but for some reason the bluegrass picker was absent live, which actually gave the show a more impromptu, spontaneous tone.

    The Deadbolt

  • The title album track, "A Book Like This," features an interesting blend of string and banjo, but for some reason the bluegrass picker was absent live, which actually gave the show a more impromptu, spontaneous tone.

    The Deadbolt

  • Again, while both these tracks hold up well in the game their inclusion on the album is a bit questionable, especially since there is enough quality on this album to avoid using any filler tracks.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Again, while both these tracks hold up well in the game their inclusion on the album is a bit questionable, especially since there is enough quality on this album to avoid using any filler tracks.

    Beyond Good and Evil Official Soundtrack - A Review

  • Much like this post, the music on this album is also a real mixed bag (i.e. polka, funeral march, folklore fantasy, anthemic, marching, folk, rock) ... easy listening while you learn more about all things Conan!

    Archive 2010-06-01

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