booking

[ boo k-ing ]
/ ˈbʊk ɪŋ /

noun

a contract, engagement, or scheduled performance of a professional entertainer.
the act of a person who books.

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Origin of booking

First recorded in 1635–45; book + -ing1

Definition for booking (2 of 2)

Origin of book

before 900; Middle English, Old English bōc; cognate with Dutch boek, Old Norse bōk, German Buch; akin to Gothic boka letter (of the alphabet) and not of known relation to beech, as is often assumed

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British Dictionary definitions for booking (1 of 2)

booking

/ (ˈbʊkɪŋ) /

noun

mainly British
  1. a reservation, as of a table or room in a hotel, seat in a theatre, or seat on a train, aircraft, etc
  2. (as modifier)the booking office at a railway station
theatre an engagement for the services of an actor or acting company

British Dictionary definitions for booking (2 of 2)

book

/ (bʊk) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for book

Old English bōc; related to Old Norse bōk, Old High German buoh book, Gothic bōka letter; see beech (the bark of which was used as a writing surface)
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Idioms and Phrases with booking

book


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.

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