the value of a business, property, etc., as stated in a book of accounts (distinguished from market value).
total assets minus all liabilities; net worth.
the value of an asset of a business according to its books
the net capital value of an enterprise as shown by the excess of book assets over book liabilities
the value of a share computed by dividing the net capital value of an enterprise by its issued shares Compare par value, market value
work or research that requires studying or reading, as distinguished from laboratory experimentation or the like. bookkeeping or other paperwork necessary to the running of a business. Printing. work on books or pamphlets, as distinguished from work on newspapers. Historical Examples The London Mercury, Vol. I, Nos. 1-6, November 1919 to April 1920 Various Primary […]
a person devoted to reading or studying. any of various insects that feed on books, especially a booklouse. Historical Examples Beginner’s Book in Language H. Jeschke A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris A Little Girl in Old Salem Amanda Minnie Douglas Lilith George MacDonald Macaulay’s Life of Samuel Johnson […]
book, the A life sentence to prison (1920s+ Underworld) Instructions or conventional wisdom about someone’s performance; form: The ”book” on this player was to leave him alone, treat him politely, and pick him up if you happened to block him (1950s+)
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 […]