[ book-pleyt ]

  1. a label bearing the owner's name and often a design, coat of arms, or the like, for pasting on the front end paper of a book.

Origin of bookplate

First recorded in 1785–95; book + plate1

Words Nearby bookplate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bookplate in a sentence

  • If there be a bookplate, soak it off, and when dry paste it inside the end cover.

    The Book-Hunter at Home | P. B. M. Allan

British Dictionary definitions for bookplate


/ (ˈbʊkˌpleɪt) /

  1. a label bearing the owner's name and an individual design or coat of arms, pasted into a book

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