ETYM Old Eng. book, bok, AS. bôc; akin to Goth. bôka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. bôk, Swed. bok, Dan. bog, OS. bôk, Dutch boek, Old High Germ. puoh, German buch.
1. A copy of a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together).
2. A book as a physical object: a number of pages bound together; SYN. volume.
3. A major division of a long written composition.
4. A number sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge.
Portable written record. Substances used to make early books included leaves, bark, linen, silk, clay, leather, and papyrus. In about AD 100–150, the codex or paged book, as opposed to the roll or scroll, began to be adopted. Vellum (parchment of calfskin, lambskin, or kidskin) was generally used for book pages by the beginning of the 4th century, and its use lasted until the 15th. It was superseded by paper, which came to Europe from China. Books became widely available only after the invention of the printing press in the 15th century (see also publishing. Printed text is also reproduced and stored in microform.
A small book usually having a paper cover; SYN. brochure, folder, leaflet, pamphlet.
ETYM French, from brocher to stitch. Related to Broach.
1. An advertising leaflet.
2. A printed and stitched book containing only a few leaves; a pamphlet.
A book containing models of good penmanship; used in teaching penmanship.
ETYM AS. hilt, hilte; akin to Old High Germ. helza, Prov. German hilze, Icel. hjalt.
The handle of a sword or dagger.
Sinonimi: cartridge | powder store | powder magazine
ETYM French magasin, Italian magazzino, or Spanish magacen, almagacen; all from Arabic makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.
1. A light-tight container holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required; SYN. cartridge.
2. A store house (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored; SYN. powder store, powder magazine.