Meaning of BOOK in English


Function: transitive verb

Date: 1807

1 a : to register (as a name) for some future activity or condition (as to engage transportation or reserve lodgings) <he was book ed to sail on Monday> b : to schedule engagements for < book the band for a week> c : to set aside time for d : to reserve in advance < book two seats at the theater> <were all book ed up>

2 a : to enter charges against in a police register b of a referee : to note the name or number of (as a soccer player) for a serious infraction of the rules

intransitive verb

1 : to make a reservation < book through your travel agent>

2 chiefly British : to register in a hotel ― usually used with in

3 slang : LEAVE , GO especially : to depart quickly

– book · able \ ' bu ̇ -k ə -b ə l \ adjective chiefly British

– book · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.