- booked up,
- booker prize,
- booking agent,
- booking clerk,
- booking office,
Origin of booking
- the customers served by each registered representative in a brokerage house.
- a loose-leaf binder kept by a specialist to record orders to buy and sell stock at specified prices.
- a set of rules, conventions, or standards: The solution was not according to the book but it served the purpose.
- the telephone book: I've looked him up, but he's not in the book.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to study hard, as a student before an exam: He left the party early to book.
- to leave; depart: I'm bored with this party, let's book.
- to work as a bookmaker: He started a restaurant with money he got from booking.
Origin of book
Examples from the Web for booking
When booking your next travels, think Rila, Kanazawa, and Saba.
To some, this means being able to draft an email while booking a flight.
They deserve every penny and more: booking a four week tour is a huge job.
Our awesome booking agency, High Road Touring, takes a commission for booking the tour.
Even Tony Hogue and his friend, who was a JF Images booking agent, had trouble wrapping their brains around it.
I've found he was at Charing Cross a day or two ago, booking a ticket for the Continent.Martin Hewitt, Investigator|Arthur Morrison
Considerable saving will be experienced by booking throughout, and the best places secured in the coach.Memoranda on Tours, Touraine and Central France.|J. H. Holdsworth
His face was beaming in anticipation of booking another order.The Dreadnought of the Air|Percy F. Westerman
Charing Cross at two-twenty; but you may have difficulty about booking a berth in the sleeper.The Silent Barrier|Louis Tracy
Charles realized this lack of booking facilities, and dedicated his talents and experience to remedying it.Charles Frohman: Manager and Man|Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
- a reservation, as of a table or room in a hotel, seat in a theatre, or seat on a train, aircraft, etc
- (as modifier)the booking office at a railway station
- a written work or composition, such as a novel, technical manual, or dictionary
- (as modifier)the book trade; book reviews
- (in combination)bookseller; bookshop; bookshelf; bookrack
- enrolled as a member
- registered or recorded
- to charge with every relevant offence
- to inflict the most severe punishment on
Word Origin for book
Old English boc "book, writing, written document," traditionally from Proto-Germanic *bokiz "beech" (cf. German Buch "book" Buche "beech;" see beech), the notion being of beechwood tablets on which runes were inscribed, but it may be from the tree itself (people still carve initials in them). The Old English word originally meant any written document. Latin and Sanskrit also have words for "writing" that are based on tree names ("birch" and "ash," respectively). Meaning "libretto of an opera" is from 1768. A betting book is from 1856.
Old English bocian "to grant or assign by charter," from book (n.). Meaning "to enter into a book, record" is early 13c. Meaning "to enter for a seat or place, issue (railway) tickets" is from 1841; "to engage a performer as a guest" is from 1872. Related: Booked; booking.
see balance the books; black book; bring to book; by the book; closed book; close the books; cook the books; crack a book; hit the books; in one's book; in someone's bad graces (books); judge a book by its cover; know like a book; make book; nose in a book; one for the books; open book; take a leaf out of someone's book; throw the book at; wrote the book on.