Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of book.
  • n. The act or process of writing something down in (a) book(s), e.g. in accounting
  • n. A reservation for a service, such as accommodation in an hotel.
  • n. The engagement of a performer for a particular performance.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The process of photographing, fingerprinting and recording identifying data of a suspect following arrest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From the verb to book, from the noun book (Wiktionary)

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