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English definition of “book”

book

noun (MONEY RECORD)    /bʊk/
books [plural] the written records of money that a business has spent or received : At the end of the year , the accountant goes over (= checks ) the books. Running a school is much more of a business than it used to be, - by law we have to balance our books.Accounting [S] the situation in which a bookmaker accepts and pays out amounts of money that are risked on a particular result : They've already opened / started a book on the result of the next World Cup .Gambling and bookmakingTaking risks
(Definition of book noun (MONEY RECORD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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