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Reserve

To keep back, as for future use or for a special purpose
The hospital reserves certain drugs for the most serious cases.
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Book

A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers
A book of selected poems
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Reserve

To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use
Reserved a seat on the next flight out.
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Book

A book is a medium for recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages (made of papyrus, parchment, vellum, or paper) bound together and protected by a cover. The technical term for this physical arrangement is codex (plural, codices).
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Reserve

Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
A runner with a reserve of energy for the final lap.
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Book

A bound set of blank sheets for writing in
An accounts book
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Reserve

An amount of capital that is not invested or otherwise used in order to meet probable demands, such as withdrawals by bank depositors or claims on insurance policies.
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Book

A set of tickets, stamps, matches, samples of cloth, etc., bound together
A pattern book
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Reserve

Lack of enthusiasm, as from a misgiving or doubt
Supported the idea without reserve.
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Book

Reserve (accommodation, a place, etc.); buy (a ticket) in advance
Book early to avoid disappointment
I have booked a table at the Swan
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Reserve

Self-restraint in expression or bearing; reticence or coolness
Maintained a dignified reserve throughout the ceremony.
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Book

Make an official note of the personal details of (a person who has broken a law or rule)
The cop booked me and took me down to the station
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Reserve

A reservation of public land
A forest reserve.
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Book

Leave suddenly
They just ate your pizza and drank your soda and booked
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Reserve

An amount of a mineral, fossil fuel, or other resource known to exist in a particular location and to be exploitable
The discovery of large oil reserves.
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Book

A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers.
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Reserve

A fighting force kept uncommitted until strategic need arises.
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Book

An e-book or other electronic resource structured like a book.
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Reserve

The part of a country's armed forces not on active duty but subject to call in an emergency.
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Book

A printed or written literary work
Did you ever finish writing that book?.
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Reserve

A member of either of these forces
The army's active reserves.
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Book

A main division of a larger printed or written work
A book of the Old Testament.
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Reserve

A group of players that play only as substitutes for starters in games or are kept from playing for some reason.
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Book

A volume in which financial or business transactions are recorded.
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Reserve

One of these players.
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Book

Books Financial or business records considered as a group
Checked the expenditures on the books.
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Reserve

Held in or forming a reserve
A reserve supply of food.
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Book

A libretto.
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Reserve

(behaviour) Restriction.
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Book

The script of a play.
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Reserve

The act of reserving or keeping back; reservation; exception.
The book is on reserve.
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Book

The Bible.
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Reserve

Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
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Book

The Koran.
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Reserve

That which is reserved or kept back, as for future use.
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Book

A set of prescribed standards or rules on which decisions are based
Runs the company by the book.
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Reserve

A natural resource known to exist but not currently exploited.
New oil reserves are continuously being discovered, but not as fast as the existing ones are running out.
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Book

Something regarded as a source of knowledge or understanding.
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Reserve

A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose
The Connecticut Reserve in Ohio was originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut.
The Clergy Reserves in Canada are for the support of the clergy.
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Book

The total amount of experience, knowledge, understanding, and skill that can be used in solving a problem or performing a task
We used every trick in the book to finish the project on schedule.
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Reserve

(Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
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Book

(Informal) Factual information, especially of a private nature
What's the book on him?.
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Reserve

(military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
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Book

A pack of like or similar items bound together
A book of matches.
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Reserve

Funds kept on hand to meet planned or unplanned financial requirements.
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Book

A record of bets placed on a race.
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Reserve

A reserve price in an auction.
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Book

(Games) The number of card tricks needed before any tricks can have scoring value, as the first six tricks taken by the declaring side in bridge.
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Reserve

Wine held back and aged before being sold.
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Book

To arrange for or purchase (tickets or lodgings, for example) in advance; reserve.
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Reserve

(ceramics) Absence of color or decoration; the state of being left plain.
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Book

To arrange a reservation, as for a hotel room, for (someone)
Book me into the best hotel in town.
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Reserve

(social) Something initially kept back for later use in a recreation.
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Book

To hire or engage
Booked a band for Saturday night.
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Reserve

(sports) A member of a team who does not participate from the start of the game, but can be used to replace tired or injured team-mates.
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Book

To list or register in a book
Booked the revenue from last month's sales.
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Reserve

(card games) A group or pile of cards dealt out at the beginning of a patience or solitaire game to be used during play.
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Book

To list or record appointments or engagements in
A calendar that was booked solid on Tuesday.
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Reserve

In exhibitions, a distinction indicating that the recipient will get a prize in the event of another person being disqualified.
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Book

To record information about (a suspected offender) after arrest in preparation for arraignment, usually including a criminal history search, fingerprinting, and photographing.
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Reserve

(calico printing) A resist.
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Book

(Sports) To record the flagrant fouls of (a player) for possible disciplinary action, as in soccer.
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Reserve

A preparation used on an object being electroplated to fix the limits of the deposit.
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Book

To designate a time for; schedule
Let's book a meeting for next month.
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Reserve

To keep back; to retain.
We reserve the right to make modifications.
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Book

To be hired for or engaged in
The actor has booked his next movie with that director.
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Reserve

To keep in store for future or special use.
This cake is reserved for the guests!
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Book

To make a reservation
Book early if you want good seats.
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Reserve

To book in advance; to make a reservation.
I reserved a table for us at the best restaurant in town.
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Book

(Informal) To move or travel rapidly
We booked along at a nice clip.
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Reserve

(obsolete) To make an exception of; to except.
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Book

Of or relating to knowledge learned from books rather than actual experience
Has book smarts but not street smarts.
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Reserve

To keep back; to retain; not to deliver, make over, or disclose.
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Book

Appearing in a company's financial records
Book profits.
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Reserve

Hence, to keep in store for future or special use; to withhold from present use for another purpose or time; to keep; to retain; to make a reservation{7}.
Hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble?
Reserve your kind looks and language for private hours.
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Book

A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
She opened the book to page 37 and began to read aloud.
He was frustrated because he couldn't find anything about dinosaurs in the book.
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Reserve

To make an exception of; to except.
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Book

A long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets, but now sometimes electronically as an e-book.
I have three copies of his first book.
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Reserve

The act of reserving, or keeping back; reservation.
However any one may concur in the general scheme, it is still with certain reserves and deviations.
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Book

A major division of a long work.
Genesis is the first book of the Bible.
Many readers find the first book of A Tale of Two Cities to be confusing.
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Reserve

That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
The virgins, besides the oil in their lamps, carried likewise a reserve in some other vessel for a continual supply.
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Book

(gambling) A record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet).
I'm running a book on who is going to win the race.
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Reserve

That which is excepted; exception.
Each has some darling lust, which pleads for a reserve.
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Book

(informal) A bookmaker (a person who takes bets on sporting events and similar); bookie; turf accountant.
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Reserve

Restraint of freedom in words or actions; backwardness; caution in personal behavior.
My soul, surprised, and from her sex disjoined,Left all reserve, and all the sex, behind.
The clergyman's shy and sensitive reserve had balked this scheme.
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Book

A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use.
A book of stamps
A book of raffle tickets
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Reserve

A tract of land reserved, or set apart, for a particular purpose; as, the Connecticut Reserve in Ohio, originally set apart for the school fund of Connecticut; the Clergy Reserves in Canada, for the support of the clergy.
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Book

(theatre) The script of a musical or opera.
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Reserve

A body of troops in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
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Book

Records of the accounts of a business.
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Reserve

Funds kept on hand to meet liabilities.
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Book

A book award, a recognition for receiving the highest grade in a class (traditionally an actual book, but recently more likely a letter or certificate acknowledging the achievement).
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Reserve

That part of the assets of a bank or other financial institution specially kept in cash in a more or less liquid form as a reasonable provision for meeting all demands which may be made upon it;
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Book

(whist) Six tricks taken by one side.
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Reserve

In exhibitions, a distinction which indicates that the recipient will get a prize if another should be disqualified.
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Book

(poker slang) Four of a kind.
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Reserve

A resist.
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Book

(sports) A document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game.
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Reserve

A preparation used on an object being electroplated to fix the limits of the deposit.
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Book

A list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game.
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Reserve

Formality and propriety of manner
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Book

(cartomancy) The twenty-sixth Lenormand card.
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Reserve

Something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
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Book

(figurative) Any source of instruction.
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Reserve

An athlete who plays only when another member of the team drops out
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Book

(with "the") The accumulated body of knowledge passed down among black pimps.
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Reserve

(medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions
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Book

A portfolio of one's previous work in the industry.
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Reserve

A district that is reserved for particular purpose
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Book

(transitive) To reserve (something) for future use.
I want to book a hotel room for tomorrow night.
I can book tickets for the concert next week.
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Reserve

Armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
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Book

(transitive) To write down, to register or record in a book or as in a book.
They booked that message from the hill
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Reserve

The trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary
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Book

(transitive) To add a name to the list of people who are participating in something.
I booked a flight to New York.
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Reserve

Hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency;
They held back their applause in anticipation
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Book

To record the name and other details of a suspected offender and the offence for later judicial action.
The police booked him for driving too fast.
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Reserve

Give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause;
I will earmark this money for your research
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Book

(sports) To issue a caution to, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued.
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Reserve

Obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance;
We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's
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Book

To travel very fast.
He was really booking, until he passed the speed trap.
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Reserve

Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance;
Reserve me a seat on a flight
The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
Please hold a table at Maxim's
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Book

To record bets as bookmaker.
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Reserve

Not engaged in military action
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Book

To receive the highest grade in a class.
The top three students had a bet on which one was going to book their intellectual property class.
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Reserve

Kept in reserve especially for emergency use;
A reserve supply of food
A spare tire
Spare parts
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Book

To leave.
He was here earlier, but he booked.
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Book

A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing.
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Book

A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
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Book

A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost."
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Book

A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc.; - often used in the plural; as, they got a subpoena to examine our books.
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Book

Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of bridge or whist, being the minimum number of tricks that must be taken before any additional tricks are counted as part of the score for that hand; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.
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Book

A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; - used in preparing for a performance.
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Book

A set of paper objects (tickets, stamps, matches, checks etc.) bound together by one edge, like a book; as, he bought a book of stamps.
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Book

A book or list, actual or hypothetical, containing records of the best performances in some endeavor; a recordbook; - used in the phrase one for the book or one for the books.
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Book

The set of facts about an athlete's performance, such as typical performance or playing habits or methods, that are accumulated by potential opponents as an aid in deciding how best to compete against that athlete; as, the book on Ted Williams suggests pitching to him low and outside.
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Book

Same as book value.
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Book

The list of current buy and sell orders maintained by a stock market specialist.
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Book

The purchase orders still outstanding and unfilled on a company's ledger; as, book to bill ratio.
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Book

To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
Let it be booked with the rest of this day's deeds.
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Book

To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; to reserve{2}; also, to make an arrangement for a reservation; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater; to book a reservation at a restaurant.
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Book

To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.
Here I am booked for three days more in Paris.
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Book

To make an official record of a charge against (a suspect in a crime); - performed by police.
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Book

A written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together);
I am reading a good book on economics
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Book

Physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together;
He used a large book as a doorstop
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Book

A record in which commercial accounts are recorded;
They got a subpoena to examine our books
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Book

A number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge;
He bought a book of stamps
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Book

A compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone;
Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'
His name is in all the recordbooks
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Book

A major division of a long written composition;
The book of Isaiah
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Book

A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
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Book

A collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made;
They run things by the book around here
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Book

The sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
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Book

The sacred writings of the Christian religions;
He went to carry the Word to the heathen
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Book

Record a charge in a police register;
The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man
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Book

Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance;
Reserve me a seat on a flight
The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
Please hold a table at Maxim's
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Book

Engage for a performance;
Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo
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Book

Register in a hotel booker
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