an illuminated manuscript (a.d. c800) in the Hiberno-Saxon style.
Book of Kells.
knowledge acquired by reading books, as distinguished from that obtained through observation and experience. formal education: She thought that common sense was just as important as book learning. Historical Examples First and Last H. Belloc ‘Smiles’ Eliot H. Robinson Harding’s luck E. [Edith] Nesbit Men of Our Times Harriet Beecher Stowe The Outdoor Chums in […]
any of numerous minute, wingless insects of the order Psocoptera, often living among books or papers. noun (pl) -lice any small insect of the order Psocoptera, esp Trogium pulsatorium (common booklouse), a wingless species that feeds on bookbinding paste, etc
a list of books, especially a list of recommended or required readings.
facts and information about books, especially about authors and circumstances of publication. book learning. Historical Examples Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie