Word of the Day: Book

BooksBOOK book / bo͝ok Adjective: 1. obtained from reading, as opposed to actual experience You learn how to be book smart in school, but you better not forget that you also need to be street smart. Harvey Mackay, 1932 – 2. as recorded in the financial records Happiness has no book value, but life has no value if there is no happiness. Debasish Mridha, M.D., ? – Noun: 3. sheets of paper bound together for reading or writing A book holds a house of gold. Chinese proverb 4. a literary work that has been printed or written Anyone who has got a book collection and a garden wants for nothing. Cicero, 106 BC – 43 BC 5. one of the significant sections of a long book Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. From the Book of Proverbs in the Bible, Chapter 10 : Verse 4 6. the accumulation of knowledge and experience Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson, 1743 – 1826 7. prescribed standards used for decision making I don’t go by the rule book, I lead from the heart, not the head. Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961 – 1997 8. (often books) set of financial or business records Closing the books normally refers to the accounting process of zeroing out your Income and Expense accounts and recording the company’s Net Profit or Loss onto the Balance Sheet. QuickBooks Help, Intuit.com 9. a group of similar items that have been bound together No music book has ever succeeded in miraculously replacing the listening experience. Lorenzo Ferrero, 1951 – 10. a record of bets placed It is ideal for book makers to price/mark up a book such that the net outcome will always be in their favor: the sum of all probabilities quoted for all possible outcomes will be in excess of 100%. The excess over 100% represents profit to the bookmaker in the event of a balanced or even book. Wikipedia 11. the summary of charges made against an alleged criminal The idiom “to throw the book at someone” means to make as many charges as possible against an offender. American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy Verb: 12. to make reservations for a future date If possible don’t leave booking your flight until the last minute – you’ll pay more for it if you do. 13. to hire for a performance or future engagement I can’t die now – I’m booked. George Burns, 1896 – 1996 14. to record the name, charge and other details pertaining to a person who has been arrested To enter Europe, you must have a valid passport with a photograph of yourself in which you look like you are being booked on charges of soliciting sheep. Dave Barry, 1947 – 15. depart suddenly I would have booked down that trail but I am not wearing socks. Patrick K. Morgan, ?