Meaning of “bookcase” in the English Dictionary

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"bookcase" in British English

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bookcasenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʊk.keɪs/ us /ˈbʊk.keɪs/

Examples from literature

  • But a half-open panel in the wall showed a bookcase crowded with books. 
  • But there was Lady Rose turning round from the bookcase as they came in. 
  • He noticed her eyeing the book, and got up to put it back in the bookcase. 
  • In a small dining-room where space is limited, a set of shelves like a single bookcase is useful. 
  • Some water-color drawings were pinned against the walls, and a well-filled bookcase stood in a recess beside the fireplace. 

(Definition of “bookcase” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bookcase" in American English

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bookcasenoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʊkˌkeɪs/

a piece of furniture with shelves to hold books

(Definition of “bookcase” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)