Words related to book

field-book (n.)
naturalist's notebook for observations in the field, 1848, from field (n.) + book (n.).
handbook (n.)
Old English handboc "handbook, manual;" see hand (n.) + book (n.). It translates Latin manualis, and was displaced in Middle English by manual (from French), and later in part by enchiridion (from Greek). Reintroduced 1814 in imitation of German Handbuch, but execrated through much of 19c. as "that very ugly and very unnecessary word" [Richard Chenevix Trench, "English Past and Present," 1905].
horn-book (n.)
also hornbook, 1580s, teaching tool consisting of a page with the alphabet, numerals, etc. written on it, fixed to a frame, and covered with transparent horn;" from horn (n.) + book (n.).
match-book (n.)

also matchbook, in reference to a folder holding fire-starting safety matches, 1913, from match (n.1) + book (n.).

notebook (n.)

also note-book, "book in which notes may be entered," 1570s, from note (n.) + book (n.).

passbook (n.)

also pass-book, "a bank-book," 1828, from pass (v.) + book (n.); apparently the notion is of the document "passing" between the bank and the customer.

playbook (n.)

also play-book, 1530s, "book of stage plays," from play (n.) + book (n.). From 1690s as "book containing material for amusement," especially "a picture book for children." Meaning "book of football plays" recorded from 1965.

pocketbook (n.)

also pocket-book, 1610s, originally a small book meant to be carried in one's pocket, from pocket (n.) + book (n.). Meaning "a flexible booklike leather folder for papers, bills, etc." is from 1722. Meaning "a woman's purse" is from 1816.

school-book (n.)

also schoolbook, "book used in schools," by 1709, from school (n.1) + book (n.).

scrap-book (n.)

also scrapbook, "book for preserving small pictures, clippings, etc.," 1821, from scrap (n.1) + book (n.). As a verb, by 1879 ("Mark Twain"). Related: Scrapbooked; scrapbooking.

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