make book

book

[book]
noun
1.
a handwritten or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers.
2.
a work of fiction or nonfiction in an electronic format: Your child can listen to or read the book online. See also e-book ( def 2 ).
3.
a number of sheets of blank or ruled paper bound together for writing, recording business transactions, etc.
4.
a division of a literary work, especially one of the larger divisions.
5.
the Book, the Bible.
6.
Music. the text or libretto of an opera, operetta, or musical.
7.
8.
Jazz. the total repertoire of a band.
9.
a script or story for a play.
10.
a record of bets, as on a horse race.
11.
Cards. the number of basic tricks or cards that must be taken before any trick or card counts in the score.
12.
a set or packet of tickets, checks, stamps, matches, etc., bound together like a book.
13.
anything that serves for the recording of facts or events: The petrified tree was a book of nature.
14.
Sports. a collection of facts and information about the usual playing habits, weaknesses, methods, etc., of an opposing team or player, especially in baseball: The White Sox book on Mickey Mantle cautioned pitchers to keep the ball fast and high.
15.
Stock Exchange.
a.
the customers served by each registered representative in a brokerage house.
b.
a loose-leaf binder kept by a specialist to record orders to buy and sell stock at specified prices.
16.
a pile or package of leaves, as of tobacco.
17.
Mineralogy. a thick block or crystal of mica.
18.
a magazine: used especially in magazine publishing.
20.
Slang. bookmaker ( def 1 ).
21.
the book.
a.
a set of rules, conventions, or standards: The solution was not according to the book but it served the purpose.
b.
the telephone book: I've looked him up, but he's not in the book.
verb (used with object)
22.
to enter in a book or list; record; register.
23.
to reserve or make a reservation for (a hotel room, passage on a ship, etc.): We booked a table at our favorite restaurant.
24.
to register or list (a person) for a place, transportation, appointment, etc.: The travel agent booked us for next week's cruise.
25.
to engage for one or more performances.
26.
to enter an official charge against (an arrested suspect) on a police register.
27.
to act as a bookmaker for (a bettor, bet, or sum of money): The Philadelphia syndicate books 25 million dollars a year on horse racing.
verb (used without object)
28.
to register one's name.
29.
to engage a place, services, etc.
30.
Slang.
a.
to study hard, as a student before an exam: He left the party early to book.
b.
to leave; depart: I'm bored with this party, let's book.
c.
to work as a bookmaker: He started a restaurant with money he got from booking.
adjective
31.
of or pertaining to a book or books: the book department; a book salesman.
32.
derived or learned from or based on books: a book knowledge of sailing.
33.
shown by a book of account: The firm's book profit was $53,680.
Verb phrases
34.
book in, to sign in, as at a job.
35.
book out, to sign out, as at a job.
36.
book up, to sell out in advance: The hotel is booked up for the Christmas holidays.
Idioms
37.
bring to book, to call to account; bring to justice: Someday he will be brought to book for his misdeeds.
38.
by the book, according to the correct or established form; in the usual manner: an unimaginative individual who does everything by the book.
39.
close the books, to balance accounts at the end of an accounting period; settle accounts.
40.
cook the books, Informal. cook1 ( def 12 ).
41.
in one's bad books, out of favor; disliked by someone: He's in the boss's bad books.
42.
in one's book, in one's personal judgment or opinion: In my book, he's not to be trusted.
43.
in one's good books, in favor; liked by someone.
44.
like a book, completely; thoroughly: She knew the area like a book.
45.
make book,
a.
to accept or place the bets of others, as on horse races, especially as a business.
b.
to wager; bet: You can make book on it that he won't arrive in time.
46.
off the books, done or performed for cash or without keeping full business records: especially as a way to avoid paying income tax, employment benefits, etc.: Much of his work as a night watchman is done off the books.
47.
one for the book/books, a noteworthy incident; something extraordinary: The daring rescue was one for the book.
48.
on the books, entered in a list or record: He claims to have graduated from Harvard, but his name is not on the books.
49.
throw the book at, Informal.
a.
to sentence (an offender, lawbreaker, etc.) to the maximum penalties for all charges against that person.
b.
to punish or chide severely.
50.
without book,
a.
from memory.
b.
without authority: to punish without book.
51.
write the book, to be the prototype, originator, leader, etc., of: So far as investment banking is concerned, they wrote the book.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English bōc; cognate with Dutch boek, Old Norse bōk, German Buch; akin to Gothic boka letter (of the alphabet) and not of known relation to beech, as is often assumed

bookless, adjective
booklike, adjective
prebook, verb
rebook, verb
unbooked, adjective


25. reserve, schedule, bill, slate, program.


25. cancel.
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make

1 [meyk]
verb (used with object), made, making.
1.
to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.: to make a dress; to make a channel; to make a work of art.
2.
to produce; cause to exist or happen; bring about: to make trouble; to make war.
3.
to cause to be or become; render: to make someone happy.
4.
to appoint or name: The president made her his special envoy.
5.
to put in the proper condition or state, as for use; fix; prepare: to make a bed; to make dinner.
6.
to bring into a certain form: to make bricks out of clay.
7.
to convert from one state, condition, category, etc., to another: to make a virtue of one's vices.
8.
to cause, induce, or compel: to make a horse jump a barrier.
9.
to give rise to; occasion: It's not worth making a fuss over such a trifle.
10.
to produce, earn, or win for oneself: to make a good salary; to make one's fortune in oil.
11.
to write or compose: to make a short poem for the occasion.
12.
to draw up, as a legal document; draft: to make a will.
13.
to do; effect: to make a bargain.
14.
to establish or enact; put into existence: to make laws.
15.
to become by development; prove to be: You'll make a good lawyer.
16.
to form in the mind, as a judgment or estimate: to make a decision.
17.
to judge or interpret, as to the truth, nature, meaning, etc. (often followed by of ): What do you make of it?
18.
to estimate; reckon: to make the distance at ten miles.
19.
to bring together separate parts so as to produce a whole; compose; form: to make a matched set.
20.
to amount to; bring up the total to: Two plus two makes four. That makes an even dozen.
21.
to serve as: to make good reading.
22.
to be sufficient to constitute: One story does not make a writer.
23.
to be adequate or suitable for: This wool will make a warm sweater.
24.
to assure the success or fortune of: a deal that could make or break him; Seeing her made my day.
25.
to deliver, utter, or put forth: to make a stirring speech.
26.
to go or travel at a particular speed: to make 60 miles an hour.
27.
to arrive at or reach; attain: The ship made port on Friday. Do you think he'll make 80?
28.
to arrive in time for: to make the first show.
29.
to arrive in time to be a passenger on (a plane, boat, bus, train, etc.): If you hurry, you can make the next flight.
30.
Informal. to gain or acquire a position within: He made the big time.
31.
to receive mention or appear in or on: The robbery made the front page.
32.
to gain recognition or honor by winning a place or being chosen for inclusion in or on: The novel made the bestseller list. He made the all-American team three years in a row.
33.
Slang. to have sexual intercourse with.
34.
Cards.
a.
to name (the trump).
b.
to take a trick with (a card).
c.
Bridge. to fulfill or achieve (a contract or bid).
d.
to shuffle (the cards).
35.
to earn, as a score: The team made 40 points in the first half.
36.
Slang.
a.
to recognize or identify: Any cop in town will make you as soon as you walk down the street.
b.
to charge or cause to be charged with a crime: The police expect to make a couple of suspects soon.
37.
to close (an electric circuit).
38.
South Midland and Southern U.S. to plant and cultivate or produce (a crop): He makes some of the best corn in the country.
verb (used without object), made, making.
39.
to cause oneself, or something understood, to be as specified: to make sure.
40.
to show oneself to be or seem in action or behavior (usually followed by an adjective): to make merry.
41.
to be made, as specified: This fabric makes up into beautiful drapes.
42.
to move or proceed in a particular direction: They made after the thief.
43.
to rise, as the tide or water in a ship.
44.
South Midland and Southern U.S. (of a crop) to grow, develop, or mature: It looks like the corn's going to make pretty good this year.
45.
make down, Chiefly Pennsylvania German. to rain or snow: It's making down hard.
46.
make fast, Chiefly Nautical. to fasten or secure.
47.
make shut, Chiefly Pennsylvania German. to close: Make the door shut.
noun
48.
the style or manner in which something is made; form; build.
49.
production with reference to the manufacturer; brand: our own make.
50.
disposition; character; nature.
51.
the act or process of making.
52.
quantity made; output.
53.
Cards. the act of naming the trump, or the suit named as trump.
54.
Electricity. the closing of an electric circuit.
55.
Jewelry. the excellence of a polished diamond with regard to proportion, symmetry, and finish.
56.
Slang. identifying information about a person or thing from police records: He radioed headquarters for a make on the car's license plate.
Verb phrases
57.
make out,
a.
to write out or complete, as a bill or check.
b.
to establish; prove.
c.
to decipher; discern.
d.
to imply, suggest, or impute: He made me out to be a liar.
e.
to manage; succeed: How are you making out in your new job?
f.
Slang. to engage in kissing and caressing; neck.
g.
Slang. to have sexual intercourse.
h.
Chiefly Pennsylvania German. to turn off or extinguish (especially a light or fire): Make the light out.
58.
make over,
a.
to remodel; alter: to make over a dress; to make over a page layout.
b.
to transfer the title of (property); convey: After she retired she made over her property to her children and moved to Florida.
59.
make for,
a.
to go toward; approach: to make for home.
b.
to lunge at; attack.
c.
to help to promote or maintain: This incident will not make for better understanding between the warring factions.
60.
make off,
a.
to run away; depart hastily: The only witness to the accident made off before the police arrived.
b.
Nautical. to stand off from a coast, especially a lee shore.
61.
make off with, to carry away; steal: While the family was away, thieves made off with most of their valuables.
62.
make on, Chiefly Pennsylvania German. to turn on, light, or ignite (especially a light or fire): Make the light on.
63.
make up,
a.
(of parts) to constitute; compose; form.
b.
to put together; construct; compile.
c.
to concoct; invent.
d.
Also, make up for. to compensate for; make good.
e.
to complete.
f.
to put in order; arrange: The maid will make up the room.
g.
to conclude; decide.
h.
to settle amicably, as differences.
i.
to become reconciled, as after a quarrel.
j.
Printing. to arrange set type, illustrations, etc., into columns or pages.
k.
to dress in appropriate costume and apply cosmetics for a part on the stage.
l.
to apply cosmetics.
m.
to adjust or balance, as accounts; prepare, as statements.
n.
Education. to repeat (a course or examination that one has failed).
o.
Education. to take an examination that one had been unable to take when first given, usually because of absence.
p.
to specify and indicate the layout or arrangement of (columns, pages, etc., of matter to be printed).
q.
Atlantic States. (of the weather or clouds) to develop or gather: It's making up for a storm.
r.
Atlantic States. (of the sea) to become turbulent: If the sea makes up, row toward land.
64.
make up to,
a.
Informal. to try to become friendly with; fawn on.
b.
to make advances to; flirt with: He makes up to every new woman in the office.
Idioms
65.
make a play for, to try to get: He made a play for his brother's girlfriend. They made a play for control of the company's stock.
66.
make as if/as though, Informal. to act as if; pretend: We will make as if to leave, then come back and surprise him.
67.
make away with,
a.
to steal: The clerk made away with the cash and checks.
b.
to destroy; kill: He made away with his enemies.
c.
to get rid of.
d.
to consume, drink, or eat completely: The boys made away with the contents of the refrigerator.
68.
make believe, to pretend; imagine: The little girl dressed in a sheet and made believe she was a ghost.
69.
make (so) bold, to have the temerity; be so rash; dare: May I make so bold as to suggest that you stand when they enter?
70.
make book, Slang.
a.
to take bets and give odds.
b.
to make a business of this.
71.
make colors, Nautical. to hoist an ensign, as on board a warship.
72.
make do, to function, manage, or operate, usually on a deprivation level with minimal requirements: During the war we had no butter or coffee, so we had to make do without them.
73.
make good,
a.
to provide restitution or reparation for: The bank teller made good the shortage and was given a light sentence.
b.
to succeed: Talent and training are necessary to make good in some fields.
c.
to fulfill: He made good on his promise.
d.
Navigation. to compute (a course) allowing for leeway and compass deviation.
74.
make heavy weather,
a.
Nautical. to roll and pitch in heavy seas.
b.
to progress laboriously; struggle, especially to struggle needlessly: I am making heavy weather with my income tax return.
75.
make it,
a.
Informal. to achieve a specific goal: to make it to the train; to make it through college.
b.
Informal. to succeed in general: He'll never make it in business.
c.
Slang. to have sexual intercourse.
76.
make it so, Nautical. strike the ship's bell accordingly: said by the officer of the watch when the hour is announced.
77.
make like, Informal. to try or pretend to be like; imitate: I'm going to go out and make like a gardener.
78.
make one's manners, Southern U.S.
a.
to perform an appropriate or expected social courtesy.
b.
Older Use. to bow or curtsy.
79.
make sail, Nautical.
a.
to set sails.
b.
to brace the yards of a ship that has been hove to in order to make headway.
80.
make time. time ( def 52 ).
81.
make water,
a.
to urinate.
b.
Nautical. (of a hull) to leak.
82.
make with, Slang.
a.
to operate; use: Let's make with the feet.
b.
to bring about; provide or produce: He makes with the big ideas, but can't follow through.
83.
on the make, Informal.
a.
seeking to improve one's social or financial position, usually at the expense of others or of principle.
b.
increasing; advancing.
c.
Slang. seeking amorous or sexual relations: The park was swarming with sailors on the make.
84.
put the make on, Slang. to make sexual overtures to.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English maken, Old English macian; cognate with Low German, Dutch maken, German machen

makable, adjective


1. form; build; produce; fabricate, create, fashion, mold. Make, construct, manufacture mean to produce, to put into definite form, or to put parts together to make a whole. Make is the general term: Bees make wax. Construct more formal, means to put parts together, usually according to a plan or design: to construct a building. Manufacture usually refers to producing something from material that requires conversion from one state or condition to another, now almost entirely by means of machinery in a relatively complex process: to manufacture automobiles by the assembly of different parts. The term is also often used contemptuously of unimaginative or hackneyed works of art with the implication that the work was produced mechanically, and is used abstractly with the idea of denying genuineness: to manufacture an excuse. 7. transform, change, turn. 8. force. 10. get, gain, acquire, obtain, secure, procure. 13. perform, execute. 18. judge, gauge. 48. shape, structure, construction, constitution.


1. destroy.
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book (bʊk)
 
n
1.  hardback See also paperback a number of printed or written pages bound together along one edge and usually protected by thick paper or stiff pasteboard covers
2.  a.  a written work or composition, such as a novel, technical manual, or dictionary
 b.  (as modifier): the book trade; book reviews
 c.  (in combination): bookseller; bookshop; bookshelf; bookrack
3.  a number of blank or ruled sheets of paper bound together, used to record lessons, keep accounts, etc
4.  (plural) a record of the transactions of a business or society
5.  the script of a play or the libretto of an opera, musical, etc
6.  a major division of a written composition, as of a long novel or of the Bible
7.  a number of tickets, sheets, stamps, etc, fastened together along one edge
8.  bookmaking a record of the bets made on a horse race or other event
9.  (in card games) the number of tricks that must be taken by a side or player before any trick has a scoring value: in bridge, six of the 13 tricks form the book
10.  strict or rigid regulations, rules, or standards (esp in the phrases according to the book, by the book)
11.  a source of knowledge or authority: the book of life
12.  a telephone directory (in the phrase in the book)
13.  (sometimes capital) the book the Bible
14.  an open book a person or subject that is thoroughly understood
15.  a closed book a person or subject that is unknown or beyond comprehension: chemistry is a closed book to him
16.  bring to book to reprimand or require (someone) to give an explanation of his conduct
17.  close the book on to bring to a definite end: we have closed the book on apartheid
18.  accounting close the books to balance accounts in order to prepare a statement or report
19.  informal cook the books to make fraudulent alterations to business or other accounts
20.  in my book according to my view of things
21.  in someone's bad books regarded by someone with disfavour
22.  in someone's good books regarded by someone with favour
23.  keep the books to keep written records of the finances of a business or other enterprise
24.  on the books
 a.  enrolled as a member
 b.  registered or recorded
25.  read someone like a book to understand a person, or his motives, character, etc, thoroughly and clearly
26.  throw the book at
 a.  to charge with every relevant offence
 b.  to inflict the most severe punishment on
 
vb
27.  to reserve (a place, passage, etc) or engage the services of (a performer, driver, etc) in advance: to book a flight; to book a band
28.  (tr) to take the name and address of (a person guilty of a minor offence) with a view to bringing a prosecution: he was booked for ignoring a traffic signal
29.  (tr) (of a football referee) to take the name of (a player) who grossly infringes the rules while playing, two such acts resulting in the player's dismissal from the field
30.  archaic (tr) to record in a book
 
[Old English bōc; related to Old Norse bōk, Old High German buoh book, Gothic bōka letter; see beech (the bark of which was used as a writing surface)]

make1 (meɪk)
 
vb , makes, making, made
1.  to bring into being by shaping, changing, or combining materials, ideas, etc; form or fashion; create: to make a chair from bits of wood; make a poem
2.  to draw up, establish, or form: to make a decision; make one's will
3.  to cause to exist, bring about, or produce: don't make a noise
4.  to cause, compel, or induce: please make him go away
5.  to appoint or assign, as to a rank or position: they made him chairman
6.  to constitute: one swallow doesn't make a summer
7.  (also intr) to come or cause to come into a specified state or condition: to make merry; make someone happy
8.  (copula) to be or become through development: he will make a good teacher
9.  to cause or ensure the success of: your news has made my day
10.  to amount to: twelve inches make a foot
11.  to be part of or a member of: did she make one of the party?
12.  to serve as or be suitable for: that piece of cloth will make a coat
13.  to prepare or put into a fit condition for use: to make a bed
14.  to be the essential element in or part of: charm makes a good salesman
15.  to carry out, effect, or do: to make a gesture
16.  (intr; foll by to, as if to, or as though to) to act with the intention or with a show of doing something: they made to go out; he made as if to hit her
17.  to use for a specified purpose: I will make this town my base
18.  to deliver or pronounce: to make a speech
19.  to judge, reckon, or give one's own opinion or information as to: what time do you make it?
20.  to cause to seem or represent as being: that furniture makes the room look dark
21.  to earn, acquire, or win for oneself: to make friends; make a fortune
22.  to engage in: make love not war
23.  to traverse or cover (distance) by travelling: we can make a hundred miles by nightfall
24.  to arrive in time for: he didn't make the first act of the play
25.  cards
 a.  to win a trick with (a specified card)
 b.  to shuffle (the cards)
 c.  bridge to fulfil (a contract) by winning the necessary number of tricks
26.  cricket to score (runs)
27.  electronics Compare break to close (a circuit) permitting a flow of current
28.  (intr) to increase in depth: the water in the hold was making a foot a minute
29.  (intr) (of hay) to dry and mature
30.  informal to gain a place or position on or in: to make the headlines; make the first team
31.  informal to achieve the rank of
32.  slang to seduce
33.  make a book to take bets on a race or other contest
34.  make a day of it to cause an activity to last a day
35.  make a night of it to cause an activity to last a night
36.  make do See do
37.  make eyes at to flirt with or ogle
38.  make good See good
39.  nautical make heavy weather to roll and pitch in heavy seas
40.  informal make heavy weather of something to carry something out with great difficulty or unnecessarily great effort
41.  make it
 a.  informal to be successful in doing something
 b.  slang (foll by with) to have sexual intercourse
 c.  slang to inject a narcotic drug
42.  slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) make like to imitate
43.  make love
 a.  to have sexual intercourse
 b.  archaic to engage in courtship
44.  make love to someone
 a.  to have sexual intercourse with someone
 b.  archaic to engage in courtship with someone
45.  make or break to bring success or ruin
46.  make time See time
47.  make water
 a.  another term for urinate
 b.  (of a boat, hull, etc) to let in water
 
n
48.  brand, type, or style: what make of car is that?
49.  the manner or way in which something is made
50.  disposition or character; make-up
51.  the act or process of making
52.  the amount or number made
53.  bridge the contract to be played
54.  cards a player's turn to shuffle
55.  on the make
 a.  informal out for profit or conquest
 b.  slang in search of a sexual partner
 
[Old English macian; related to Old Frisian makia to construct, Dutch maken, German machen to make]
 
'makable1
 
adj

make2 (meɪk)
 
n
1.  a peer or consort
2.  a mate or spouse
 
[Old English gemaca mate; related to match1]
 
'makeless2
 
adj

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make
O.E. macian, from W.Gmc. *makojanan (cf. O.S. makon, O.Fris. makia "to build, make," M.Du. maken, O.H.G. mahhon, Ger. machen), from PIE *mag- "to knead, mix, make" (see may). Sense evolution probably is via prehistoric houses built of mud. Gradually replaced the main O.E. word,
gewyrcan (see work). Meaning "to arrive at" (a place), first attested 1620s, originally was nautical. Formerly used in many places where specific verbs now are used, e.g. to make Latin (c.1500) "to write Latin compositions." This broader usage survives in some phrases, e.g. to make water "to urinate," to make a book "arrange a series of bets" (1828), make hay "to turn over mown grass to expose it to sun." Make do "manage with what is available" is attested from 1899. Make time "go fast" is 1887; make tracks in this sense is from 1834. Make the grade is 1912, perhaps from the notion of railway engines going up an incline. Phrase on the make "intent on profit or advancement" is from 1869. To make a federal case out of (something) popularized in 1959 movie "Anatomy of a Murder;" to make an offer (one) can't refuse is from Mario Puzo's 1969 novel "The Godfather." To make (one's) day is from 1909; menacing make my day is from 1971, popularized by Clint Eastwood in film "Sudden Impact" (1983). Related: Making.

make
"match, mate, companion" (now archaic or dial.), from O.E. gemaca, from P.Gmc. *gamakon-, related to gemæca "one of a pair, mate, consort," gemæcc "well-matched, suitable," macian "to make" (see make (v.)).

book
O.E. boc "book, writing, written document," traditionally from P.Gmc. *bokiz "beech" (cf. Ger. Buch "book" Buche "beech;" see beech), the notion being of beechwood tablets on which runes were inscribed, but it may be from the tree itself (people still carve initials in them).
The O.E. originally meant any written document. Latin and Sanskrit also have words for "writing" that are based on tree names ("birch" and "ash," respectively). Meaning "libretto of an opera" is from 1768. Verb meaning "to enter for a seat or place, issue (railway) tickets" is from 1841; "to engage a performer as a guest" is from 1872. A betting book is from 1856; bookmaker in the wagering sense is from 1862.
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This word has a comprehensive meaning in Scripture. In the Old Testament it is the rendering of the Hebrew word _sepher_, which properly means a "writing," and then a "volume" (Ex. 17:14; Deut. 28:58; 29:20; Job 19:23) or "roll of a book" (Jer. 36:2, 4). Books were originally written on skins, on linen or cotton cloth, and on Egyptian papyrus, whence our word "paper." The leaves of the book were generally written in columns, designated by a Hebrew word properly meaning "doors" and "valves" (Jer. 36:23, R.V., marg. "columns"). Among the Hebrews books were generally rolled up like our maps, or if very long they were rolled from both ends, forming two rolls (Luke 4:17-20). Thus they were arranged when the writing was on flexible materials; but if the writing was on tablets of wood or brass or lead, then the several tablets were bound together by rings through which a rod was passed. A sealed book is one whose contents are secret (Isa. 29:11; Rev. 5:1-3). To "eat" a book (Jer. 15:16; Ezek. 2:8-10; 3:1-3; Rev. 10:9) is to study its contents carefully. The book of judgment (Dan. 7:10) refers to the method of human courts of justice as illustrating the proceedings which will take place at the day of God's final judgment. The book of the wars of the Lord (Num. 21:14), the book of Jasher (Josh. 10:13), and the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah and Israel (2 Chr. 25:26), were probably ancient documents known to the Hebrews, but not forming a part of the canon. The book of life (Ps. 69:28) suggests the idea that as the redeemed form a community or citizenship (Phil. 3:20; 4:3), a catalogue of the citizens' names is preserved (Luke 10:20; Rev. 20:15). Their names are registered in heaven (Luke 10:20; Rev. 3:5). The book of the covenant (Ex. 24:7), containing Ex. 20:22-23:33, is the first book actually mentioned as a part of the written word. It contains a series of laws, civil, social, and religious, given to Moses at Sinai immediately after the delivery of the decalogue. These were written in this "book."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms & Phrases

make book

Accept bets on a race, game, or contest, as in No one's making book on the local team. This expression uses book in the sense of "a record of the bets made by different individuals." [Mid-1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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