Book vs Irony - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between book and irony

is that book is book while irony is a statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean something different from, or the opposite of, what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention, often in a humorous context.

As an adjective irony is

of or pertaining to the metal iron.



(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.


(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) [ 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= , 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.}}
    * (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


    (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 .
    * (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).


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    (wikipedia irony)

    Etymology 1

    First attested in 1502. From (etyl) ironie, from (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • A statement that, when taken in context, may actually mean something different from, or the opposite of, what is written literally; the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention, often in a humorous context.
  • Dramatic irony: a theatrical effect in which the meaning of a situation, or some incongruity in the plot, is understood by the audience, but not by the characters in the play.
  • Ignorance feigned]] for the purpose of confounding or [[provoke, provoking an antagonist; Socratic irony.
  • {{cite news
  • , date=2008-06-30 , title=Isn’t It Ironic? Probably Not , first=Bob , last=Harris , newspaper=The New York Times citation , accessdate=2011-01-06 }} ironic], [[,], accessed 4 November 2011: The words ironic'', ''irony'', and ''ironically'' are sometimes used of events and circumstances that might better be described as simply "coincidental" or "improbable," in that they suggest no particular lessons about human vanity or folly. Thus 78 percent of the Usage Panel rejects the use of ironically in the sentence ''In 1969 Susie moved from Ithaca to California where she met her husband-to-be, who, ironically, also came from upstate New York''. Some Panelists noted that this particular usage might be acceptable if Susie had in fact moved to California in order to find a husband, in which case the story could be taken as exemplifying the folly of supposing that we can know what fate has in store for us. By contrast, 73 percent accepted the sentence ''Ironically, even as the government was fulminating against American policy, American jeans and videocassettes were the hottest items in the stalls of the market , where the incongruity can be seen as an example of human inconsistency. Contradiction between circumstances and expectations; condition contrary to what might be expected.
    Usage notes
    * Some authorities omit the last sense, "contradiction of circumstances and expectations, condition contrary to what might be expected", however it has been in common use since the 1600s. irony, Online Etymology Dictionary
    Derived terms
    * dramatic irony * irony mark * ironic * ironical * ironist * Socratic irony

    Etymology 2


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the metal iron.
  • The food had an irony taste to it.
    * ferric * ferrous