Book vs Descriptor - What's the difference?

book | descriptor |


As nouns the difference between book and descriptor

is that book is a collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc while descriptor is that which describes; a word, phrase, etc serving as a description.

As a verb book

is to reserve (something) for future use or book can be (bake).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

book

English

(wikipedia book)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . (cognates)Cognate with (etyl) (m), . The sense development of beech'' to ''book'' is explained by the fact that smooth gray beech bark was commonly used as bookfell.J.P. Mallory, ''Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture , s.v. "beech" (London: Fitroy-Dearborn, 1997), 58.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
  • She opened the book to page 37 and began to read aloud.
    He was frustrated because he couldn't find anything about dinosaurs in the book .
  • A long work fit for publication, typically prose, such as a novel or textbook, and typically published as such a bound collection of sheets.
  • I have three copies of his first book .
  • A major division of a long work.
  • Genesis is the first book of the Bible.
    Many readers find the first book of ''A Tale of Two Cities'' to be confusing.
  • A record of betting (from the use of a notebook to record what each person has bet).
  • I'm running a book on who is going to win the race.
  • A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use.
  • a book of stamps
    a book of raffle tickets
  • The script of a musical.
  • (usually, in the plural) Records of the accounts of a business.
  • A long document stored (as data) that is or will become a book; an e-book.
  • (legal) 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).
  • (whist) Six tricks taken by one side.
  • (poker slang) four of a kindWeisenberg, Michael (2000) [http://www.poker1.com/mcu/pokerdictionary/mculib_dictionary_info.asp The Official Dictionary of Poker]. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
  • (sports) A document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game.
  • (sports, by extension) A list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=March 2 , author=Andy Campbell , title=Celtic 1 - 0 Rangers , work=BBC , url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/9409758.stm , page= , passage=Celtic captain Scott Brown joined team-mate Majstorovic in the book and Rangers' John Fleck was also shown a yellow card as an ill-tempered half drew to a close.}}
    Synonyms
    * (collection of sheets of paper bound together containing printed or written material) tome (especially a large book) * booklet * tome, volume * (script of a musical) libretto * (records of the accounts of a business) accounts, records
    Derived terms
    * address book * audiobook * book account * book agent * book-answerer * book award * book-bearer * bookbinder * book-board * book-bosomed * book-bound * book-boy * book-burning * book canvasser * bookcase * book-cloth * book club * book concern * book-crab * book-credit * book-debt * book-edge gilder * book-edge marbler * book end, bookend * bookery * booketeria * book-farmer * book-folder * book-form * bookful * book-ghoul * book-gill * book hand * book-holder * bookhood * book-house * book-hunt * bookie * bookish * bookism * bookjacket * bookkeeper * bookkeeping * book-label * book-lare * book-law * book-lear * book-learned * book-learning * book-length * bookless * booklet * booklike * bookling * booklore * booklouse * book lung * bookly * bookmaker * bookmaking * bookman * bookmark, bookmarker * book match * book-mate * book-mindedness * book mite * bookmobile * book-muslin * book name * book-number * book-oath * book of first entry * book of original entry * Book of the Dead * book of the film * Book of God * book of lading * book of life * book of rates * book of reference * book of the living * book of words * book-packet * book piles * bookplate * book pocket * book-post * book-postage * book-press * book price * book prop * book-rate * book-read * bookrest * book-scorpion * bookseller * bookselling * bookshelf * bookshop * book-shy * booksie, booksy * book-slide * book-society * book-stack * bookstall * book-stamp * bookstand * bookstore * book support * booksy * book-table * book token * book trade * book-tray * book-trough * book type * book value * bookwards * book-ways * bookwise * bookwork * book-world * bookworm * book-wright * booky * bring to book * burn book * by the book * casebook * closed book * close the books * coffee-table book * comic book * cookbook * cookery book * cook the books * copybook * coursebook * e-book * exercise book * the Good Book * guidebook * handbook * hymn book * in anyone's book * in my book * in someone's bad books * in someone's good books * in the books * know like a book * logbook * make book * matchbook * notebook * off the books * on the books * open book * passbook * pension book * phrasebook * pocket-book, pocketbook * prayer book * ration book * reading book * read like a book * reference book * rough book * scrapbook * sketch book * songbook * storybook * suit one's book * take a leaf out of someone's book * talk like a book * textbook * throw the book at * without book * wordbook * workbook * yearbook
    See also
    * incunable * scroll * tome * volume

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To reserve (something) for future use.
  • I want to book a hotel room for tomorrow night
    I can book tickets for the concert next week.
  • To write down, to register or record in a book or as in a book.
  • They booked that message from the hill
  • (law enforcement) To record the name and other details of a suspected offender and the offence for later judicial action.
  • The police booked him for driving too fast.
  • (sports) To issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued.
  • (slang) To travel very fast.
  • He was really booking , until he passed the speed trap.
  • To record bets as bookmaker.
  • (law student slang) To receive the highest grade in a class.
  • The top three students had a bet on which one was going to book their intellectual property class.
  • (slang) To leave.
  • He was here earlier, but he booked .
    Synonyms
    * (to reserve) reserve * (to write down) make a note of, note down, record, write down * (to travel very fast) bomb (slang), hurtle, rocket (informal), speed, shoot, whiz (informal)
    Derived terms
    * bookable * double-book * overbook * rebook * unbook * underbook

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).

    Verb

    (head)
  • (bake)
  • Statistics

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    Anagrams

    * (l) * (l)

    References

    1000 English basic words ----

    descriptor

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which describes; a word, phrase, etc. serving as a description.
  • # (computing) The name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system.
  • # (information science) A word that describes the subject of an article or book.
  • Synonyms

    * (information science) index term

    Derived terms

    * file descriptor * segment descriptor