bookable

bookable
book NOUN 1) a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. 2) a main division of a literary work or of the Bible. 3) a bound set of blank sheets for writing in: an exercise book. 4) (books) a set of records or accounts. 5) a set of tickets, stamps, matches, etc., bound together. 6) a bookmaker's record of bets accepted and money paid out.
VERB 1) reserve (accommodation, a ticket, etc.). 2) (book in) register one's arrival at a hotel. 3) engage (a performer or guest) for an event. 4) (be booked up) have all places or dates reserved. 5) make an official note of the details of (someone who has broken a law or rule).
bring someone to book — Cf. ↑bring someone to book
by the book — Cf. ↑by the book
in someone's bad (or good) books — Cf. ↑in someone's good books
in my book — Cf. ↑in my book
on the books — Cf. ↑on the books
take a leaf out of someone's book — Cf. ↑take a leaf out of someone's book
throw the book at — Cf. ↑throw the book at
you can't judge a book by its cover — Cf. ↑you can't judge a book by its cover
DERIVATIVES bookable adjec tive booker noun booking noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «to grant by charter».

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