(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. 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 book
informal, properly, according to rule.
@throw the book at
informal, punish, chide.
Written or printed volume
1. 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).
(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]
Syn. record, register, roster, ledger; see list , record 1 .
bring to book,
Syn. reprimand, call to account, demand an explanation; see censure , examine 2 .
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,
Syn. in favor, in one's good graces, liked, favored; see approved , favorite , honored .
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*,
Syn. bet, risk, wager; see bet , gamble 1 .
off the books,
Syn. unreported, unrecorded, undocumented; see illegal , secret , secretly .
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 .
1. [To record charges against]
Syn. charge, take into custody, prefer charges; see accuse , arrest 1 .
2. [To engage ahead of time]
Syn. engage, schedule, reserve; see hire 1 , maintain 3 , program 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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.
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, bibliobibuli
1. make reservation reserve, book passage, arrange for, assign, register.
2. process for a crime, charge, press charges.
(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.

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