Definitions

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

  • noun A piece of furniture with shelves for holding books.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In law, a case stated or mentioned in legal works; a recorded case; a precedent.
  • noun A case with shelves for holding books.

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

  • noun A case with shelves for holding books, esp. one with glazed doors.

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

  • noun A piece of furniture designed for the storage/display of books.

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

  • noun a piece of furniture with shelves for storing books

Etymologies

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book +‎ case

Examples

  • The main bookcase is almost empty, the others contain collapsing stacks of books; in the English bookcase Marina Warner’s Joan of Arc and Naomi Wolf’s Fire with Fire prop up Claire Petulengro’s Love Signs (and I’m not even sure how she got there).

    2009 February « Tales from the Reading Room

  • The main bookcase is almost empty, the others contain collapsing stacks of books; in the English bookcase Marina Warner’s Joan of Arc and Naomi Wolf’s Fire with Fire prop up Claire Petulengro’s Love Signs (and I’m not even sure how she got there).

    Home Is Where… « Tales from the Reading Room

  • A huge bookcase is the centerpiece of the house and the rooms are very spacious. -via Trendir

    Original Wooden Bathroom Board, Milan 2010

  • The bit of window not covered by bookcase is covered with towels.

    Sunday morning giggle ...

  • That one bookcase is all that is left of what was once about three bookcases worth of Marvel & DC collections.

    Send Us Your Shelf Porn | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • And hanging on a coat rack next to the bookcase is Dave's flight suit -- which he can still fit into!

    The Self-Made Man Behind the Marvel

  • The great thing about this bookcase is that it looks really cool even closed up and equally as cool when fully expanded.

    Square Bookcase

  • My bookcase is stuffed with tons and tons of books.

    What Good Are Libraries? « Become A Robot

  • It was a sucessful trip and the bookcase is now in place in the living room so we could get rid of the shelving unit that was there before, which I was really getting to dislike strongly.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • I've got * dozens* of figurines and statues and right now my one bookcase is already full (of books, even), so while I'm really quite in the mood to unpack it all and be properly moved in to the office, I'm utterly stymied by having nowhere to * put* most of the doo-dads.

    cats & work

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  • A great name for a girl. Also sandstorm and hat, except hat is more of a boy's name.

    June 21, 2008

  • Scarlet Bookcase O'Catalogues.

    June 21, 2008

  • I have a friend called Hat. Really. Even though he flies planes he refuses to change his name to Pilot's Cap. I think identity's always been a problem for Hat. Sometimes his wife calls him Hatstand, which doesn't help.

    June 21, 2008