- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)In. volume, tome (See book); collection; record, script, libretto. See assemblage, writing. — v. t. record, enter; re-serve, schedule, engage, program; charge. See list, accusation.@by the bookinformal, properly, according to rule.@throw the book atinformal, punish, chide.IIWritten or printed volumeNouns1. book, volume, folio, tome, opus; novel; tract, brochure; libretto; handbook, codex, manual, textbook, schoolbook, primer, hornbook, pamphlet, chapbook, broadside, booklet, circular; edition, pocket edition, bibelot, production; bestiary; reference book, encyclopedia, dictionary, lexicon, glossary, thesaurus; anthology; gazetteer, almanac, digest, compilation, variorum, compendium, commonplace book, abridgment, concordance, chrestomathy. See publication, writing, dissertation.2. printed book, hardbound or hardcover book, softcover or softbound book, paperback, pocket book; quarto, octavo, imperial, super, royal, medium, crown.3. makeup, front or back matter, title page, table of contents, index, bibliography, errata; colophon; dedication, inscription; foreword, backword, preface; flyleaf, endpaper, signature, folio, page; chapter, section, part, passage; [book]binding, cover, spine, [book or dust] jacket; river of white.4. bookstore, bookshop, bookstall, information [resource] center, on-line bookstore, Amazon. com; [circulating, lending, or research] library, bookmobile, Library of Congress; book club; bookcase, bookshelf, bookmark, bookrest, book end.5. [avid] reader, booklover, bibliophile, bibliomane; librarian, information [retrieval] specialist, cataloger.Adjectives — bibliographic[al], bibliological.Phrases — a book is like a garden carried in the pocket.Quotations — A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit ( John Milton), I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about ( Jean-Jacques Rousseau), A good book is the best of friends (Martin Tupper), Books make sense of life. The only problem is that the lives they make sense of are other people's lives, never your own ( Julian Barnes), There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written (Oscar Wilde), A library is thought in cold storage (Lord Samuel), Choose an author as you choose a friend (Lord Roscommon), Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body (Richard Steele).II(Roget's IV) n.1. [A bound volume]Syn. publication, work, volume, booklet, paperback, tome, pamphlet, literary work, reprint, preprint, offprint, hardcover, softcover, text, edition, title, brochure, manual, album, folio, copy, opus, opuscule, vade mecum, monograph, writing, codex, scroll, incunabulum, periodical, octavo, magazine, quarto; see also biography , dictionary , novel .Kinds of books include: fiction book, nonfiction book, manual, handbook, enchiridion, children's or juvenile book, primer, reader, grammar, novel, atlas, gazetteer, chapbook, cookbook, guidebook, story book, song book, trade book, reference book, logbook, textbook, workbook, hymnbook or hymnal, prayer book, audio book, catalog, bible or Bible, treatise, libretto, tract, thesis, portfolio, album, dissertation.2. [A division of a literary composition]Syn. canto, chapter, part, volume; see division 2 .3. [An account of transactions]• bring to book,• by the book,Syn. according to the rules, properly, correctly, strictly; see accurately , legally 1 , officially 1 .• in one's book,Syn. in one's opinion, for oneself, to one's mind; see personally 2 .• in one's good books,• in the book*,Syn. practiced, done, established, prevalent; see known 2 .• know like a book,Syn. understand, comprehend, be familiar with; see know 1 .• make book*,• off the books,• one for the books*,Syn. source of amazement, shock, novelty; see surprise 2 .• on the books,Syn. listed, noted, set down; see recorded .• throw the book at*,Syn. deal out the maximum punishment, charge with every possible offense, be overzealous with; see accuse , punish .v.1. [To record charges against]2. [To engage ahead of time]III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)In.volume, hardcover, softcover, paperback, novel, work, opus, tome, publication, best-seller, booklet, pamphlet, treatise, manual, manuscript, log, record, diary, journal, register, ledger, classic, text. ''A garden carried in the pocket.''—Arabian proverb. ''For company the best friends. . . .''—Richard Whitlock. ''. . . Portable pieces of thought.''—Susan Sontag. ''The true university.''—Thomas Carlyle. ''The compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.''—Jesse L. Bennet.WORD FIND• alphabetical/page-number guide to words and terms: index• avoider of: bibliophobe• back list of sources, related works: bibliography• back: spine• blank page: flyleaf• book published at author’s expense: vanity book• burner or destroyer of: biblioclast• burning or destruction of: biblioclasm• category: genre• collecting passion: bibliomania• compilation of various works: anthology• condensed or shortened: abridged• end comment: epilogue• hardcover republished in paperback: reprint• inscription, front: dedication• introduction: foreword• ISBN: International Standard Book Number• jacket description: flap copy, blurbs• large, illustrated book: coffee table book• large paperback: trade paperback• literary works: belles lettres• logo of publisher: colophon• lover of: bibliophile• overstocked book: remainder• printed before 1500 A.D.: incunabula• review or recommendation on jacket: blurb• stealer of books: biblioklept• strange (subject matter): curiosa• title page: frontispiece• vocabulary list: glossary• voracious reader of: bookworm, bibliobibuliIIv.1. make reservation reserve, book passage, arrange for, assign, register.2. process for a crime, charge, press charges.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A printed and bound work: tome, volume. See WORDS. II verb 1. To register in or as if in a book: catalog, enroll, inscribe, list1, set down, write down. See REMEMBER. 2. To cause to be set aside, as for one's use, in advance: bespeak, engage, reserve. See GET.
English dictionary for students. 2013.