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book

noun /buk/
a piece of writing, bound and covered
libro
I’ve written a book on Shakespeare.
a number of sheets of paper (especially printed) bound together
cuaderno
an exercise book.
a record of bets.
talonario
bookable adjective able to be reserved in advance
que se puede reservar
Are these seats bookable?
booking noun a reservation
registro, reserva
Did you make a booking for the restaurant?
booklet /-lit/ noun a small, thin book
folleto
She wrote a booklet about the history of the town.
bookbinding noun putting the covers on books.
encuadernación
bookbinder noun
encuadernador
bookcase noun a set of shelves for books
estantería
a self-assembly bookcase.
booking office noun an office where travel tickets etc are sold
despacho de billetes, taquilla
There was a long queue at the station booking-office.
bookmaker noun a professional betting man who takes bets and pays winnings.
corredor de apuestas
bookmark noun something put in a book to mark a particular page.
marcador
bookseller noun a person who sells books.
librero
bookshelf noun a shelf on which books are kept.
estantería
He’s putting up a new bookshelf in the study.
bookshop noun a shop which sells books.
librería
a secondhand bookshop.
bookworm noun a person who reads a lot.
ratón de biblioteca
booked up adjective having every ticket sold
estar completo
The theatre/theater is booked up for the season The hotel was fully booked up.
book in phrasal verb to sign one’s name on the list of guests at an hotel etc
registrarse
We have booked in at the Royal Hotel.
by the book strictly according to the rules
según las reglas
She always does things by the book.
(Definition of book from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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