a support placed at the end of a row of books to hold them upright, usually used in pairs.
one of two things occurring or located at either end of something else:
two events that served as bookends to my career.
to occur or be located at the beginning and end of:
His term in office was bookended by crises.
: two black bodyguards, macho bookends
(also bookend ad) A television commercial having two parts, separated by other unrelated commercials: Bookends are intriguing to people because they set up a scenario
the work or skill of keeping account books or systematic records of money transactions (distinguished from accounting). Historical Examples Poppy Cynthia Stockley Home Rule Harold Spender The Cost of Shelter Ellen H. Richards Mystic London: Charles Maurice Davies The Idiot at Home John Kendrick Bangs From Workhouse to Westminster George Haw Tales And Novels, Volume […]
noun the practice of deliberately leaving books in places where they will be found and read by other people noun Examples Word Origin
a handwritten or printed work of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers. a work of fiction or nonfiction in an electronic format: Your child can listen to or read the book online. See also e-book (def 2). a number of sheets of blank or ruled paper bound […]