Dictionary.com

bookshelf

[ book-shelf ]
/ ˈbʊkˌʃɛlf /
Save This Word!

noun, plural book·shelves.
a shelf for holding books, especially one of several shelves in a bookcase.

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of bookshelf

First recorded in 1810–20; book + shelf
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bookshelf in a sentence

FEEDBACK