or e·book, e·Book

[ee-boo k]


a book in digital form.

Origin of e-book

1980–85; e-2 (electronic) + book
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Examples from the Web for e-book

Contemporary Examples of e-book

Historical Examples of e-book

  • Both a comma and a colon were used and have been retained in this e-book.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • The page numbers in the image captions do not refer to pages in this e-book.

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat

  • The image of the cover was created for this e-book and is granted to the public domain.

    Birds in London

    W. H. Hudson

  • The cover image for the e-book version was created by the transcriber.

  • If this is not possible, you may wish to refer to another format of this e-book.

    Seven Mohave Myths

    A. L. Kroeber

British Dictionary definitions for e-book



a book in electronic form


(tr) to book (hospital appointments, airline tickets, etc) through the internet
Derived Formse-booking, noun

Word Origin for e-book

C20: e lectronic book
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