book-n; 12 Senses

Sense Number 1: a literary composition in a bound volume

Commentary: BOOK[+creation][+literary][+composition] [+artifact][+volume][+bound]

Mary has always enjoyed books.
Bob is writing a book about the French Revolution.
The paper in these books is beginning to crumble because it is not acid-free.
The child showed me a big pop-up book of farm animals.
Don't trip over the pile of books in the living room!
Those three library books are overdue.
This phrase book may be useful when you are in Italy.
Her book on branes and string theory is actually quite accessible.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: Placeholder: Do Not Choose


WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a ledger for bookkeeping or accounting

Commentary: BOOK[+artifact][+ledger][+record][+accounting]

Betty keeps the books for her husband's dry cleaning business.
He was sent to prison for cooking the books at a Fortune 500 company.
The book value of my car is only about five hundred dollars. ( accounting value: cost - accumulated depreciation)
Each trader at that investment firm manages his or her own trading book. (financial assets bought and sold for clients)
Those expenses were not on the books, so you can't deduct them. (written in the ledger)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 4: a bundle of sheets bound at one edge, as with tickets or stamps

Commentary: BOOK[+artifact][+sheet][+bundle][+ticket/+match/+stamp]

I bought a book of stamps at the post office.
They are passing out coupon books at the mall.
Bill bought books of tickets for rides at the amusement park.
Mary produced a book of matches to light the candles.
The students wrote their final exams in blue books. (small blank booklets)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 5: a type of subdivision of a larger literary composition

Commentary: BOOK[+literary][+form][+subdivision][+major]

The novel is structured into four books.
Mary has only finished the first book of War and Peace.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 6: the script of a play, used during rehearsal

Commentary: BOOK[+script][+performance][+play]

The director borrowed the actor's book and read the lines himself, to convey the emotion he wanted in the scene.
My book still has dialogue from the first act which the playwright since deleted.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 7: number of tricks to be won prior to scoring in a bridge hand

Commentary: BOOK[+quantity][+required][+pre_score][+won][+card][+playing]

Mary bid two spades so her book is six tricks of spades before she can score.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 8: an authoritative collection of rules

Commentary: BOOK[+compilation][+rule][+authoritative]

We are going to do this by the book.
They'll try every trick in the book to win this case.
You ought to take a page from his book. (figurative, how he does things)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 9: a compilation of facts and statistics

Commentary: BOOK[+compilation][+data]

You will find his name in all the record books on horse racing.
Sally found her name in John's little black book.
I keep track of my completed dives in a log book.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 10: on record, officially made public

Commentary: Idiom: on_the_books
NOTE: a figurative extension of Sense 3
NOTE: Does not imply a literal entry into an accounting ledger (Sense 3)

Whether or not he agreed to the proposal is not on the books.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: on_the_books

Sense Number 11: noteworthy, significant

Commentary: Idiom: one_for_the_books

Well, this game is certainly one for the books.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: one_for_the_books

Sense Number 12: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)