n. A writing; a written instrument or document, especially one granting land; a deed.n. A treatise, written or printed on any material, and put together in any convenient form, as in the long parchment rolls of the Jews, in the bundles of bamboo tablets in use among the Chinese before the invention of paper, or in leaves of paper bound together, as is usual in modern times; a literary composition, especially one of considerable length, whether written or printed.n. Specifically, the Bible.n. A collection of written or printed sheets fastened or bound together, especially one larger than a pamphlet; a volume: as, this book is one of a set or series.n. A particular subdivision of a literary composition; one of the larger divisions used in classifying topics, periods, etc.n. Figuratively, anything that serves for the recording of facts or events: as, the book of Nature.n. A number of sheets of blank writing-paper bound together and used for making entries: as, a note- or memorandum-book; specifically, such a book used for recording commercial or other transactions: as, a day-book, a cash-book, a minute-book, etc.n. The words of an opera; a libretto (which see).n. In betting, an arrangement of bets recorded in a book; a list of bets made against a specific result in a contest of any kind: as, to make a book; a thousand-dollar book. See book-maker, 3.n. In whist, six tricks taken by either side.n. A pile or package of tobacco-leaves, arranged with all the stems in the same direction.n. A package of gold-leaf, consisting of twenty-five leaves laid between sheets of folded paper stitched at the back. The leaves are usually 3⅜ inches square. Often abbreviated to bk.n. A book compiled by order of the visitors of monasteries under Henry VIII., containing a detailed account of the alleged abuses in religious houses, to blacken them and to hasten their dissolution. This book disappeared not long after the accomplishment of its purpose.n. A book kept at some universities as a register of faults and misdemeanors; hence, to be in one's black books, to be in disfavor with one.n. An ancient book of admiralty law, always held to be of very high authority, compiled in the fourteenth century.n. A book treating of necromancy, or the black art.n. In the United States, a book containing the names and salaries of all the persons in the employment of the government.n. The book containing the regulations for the government of the United States navy.n. Without authority: as, something asserted without book.To convey by book or charter.To enter, write, or register in a book; record.To enter in a list; enroll; enlist for service.To engage or secure beforehand by registry or payment, as a seat in a stage-coach or a box at the opera.To deliver, and pay for the transmission of, as a parcel or merchandise: as, the luggage was booked through to London.To reserve accommodation for; receive, and undertake to forward: as, at that office passengers (or parcels) were booked to all parts of the world.To make into a book, as gold-leaf, tobacco-leaves, etc.To register one's name for the purpose of securing something in advance; put one's name down for something: as, to book for the play; I booked through to London.In Scotland, to register in the Session record as a preliminary to the proclamation of the banns of marriage.