Spelled Pronunciation [man-yuh-skript]
–noun 1. the original text of an author’s work, handwritten or now usually typed, that is submitted to a publisher.
2. any text not printed.
3. a book or document written before the invention of printing.
4. writing, as distinguished from print.
–adjective 5. handwritten or typed, not professionally printed.
A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers.
A printed or written literary work.
A main division of a larger printed or written work: a book of the Old Testament.
A volume in which financial or business transactions are recorded.
books Financial or business records considered as a group: checked the expenditures on the books.
The script of a play.
A set of prescribed standards or rules on which decisions are based: runs the company by the book.
Something regarded as a source of knowledge or understanding.
The total amount of experience, knowledge, understanding, and skill that can be used in solving a problem or performing a task: We used every trick in the book to finish the project on schedule.
Informal Factual information, especially of a private nature: What’s the book on him?
[Middle English bok, from Old English bōc; see bhāgo- in Indo-European roots.]