What does book mean?

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  1. A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
  2. A long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets.
  3. (heraldry) A heraldic representation of such an object, used as a charge; as in the arms of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
  4. A major division of a long work.
  5. (gambling) A record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet).
  6. A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use.
  7. (theater) The script of a musical.
  8. (plural) Records of the accounts of a business.
  9. A long document stored (as data) that is or will become a book; an e-book.
  10. (law) A colloquial reference to a book award, a recognition for receiving the highest grade in a class (traditionally an actual book, but recently more likely a letter or certificate acknowledging the achievement).
  11. (whist) Six tricks taken by one side.
  12. (poker) four of a kind
  13. (sports) A document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game.
  14. (sports, by extension) A list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game.
  15. (cartomancy) The twenty-sixth Lenormand card.
  1. (transitive) To reserve (something) for future use.
  2. (transitive) To write down, to register or record in a book or as in a book.
  3. (law enforcement, transitive) To record the name and other details of a suspected offender and the offence for later judicial action.
  4. (sports) To issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued.
  5. (intransitive, slang) To travel very fast.
  6. To record bets as bookmaker.
  7. (transitive, law student slang) To receive the highest grade in a class.
  8. (intransitive, slang) To leave.
  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England) simple past tense of bake
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