Book vs. Handout

Book vs. Handout — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Book and Handout

Booknoun

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.

Handoutnoun

A worksheet, leaflet, or pamphlet that is given out (usually by hand) for a certain use.

Booknoun

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.

Handoutnoun

A gift to the poor or needy.

It's a place to get a hand up, not a handout.

Booknoun

(heraldry) A heraldic representation of such an object, used as a charge; as in the arms of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Handoutnoun

A gift, something obtained without effort.

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Booknoun

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.

Handoutnoun

an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation

Booknoun

(gambling) 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.

Handoutnoun

giving money or food or clothing to a needy person

Booknoun

A convenient collection, in a form resembling a book, of small paper items for individual use.

a book of stampsa book of raffle tickets

Booknoun

(theatre) The script of a musical.

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Booknoun

Records of the accounts of a business.

Booknoun

A long document stored (as data) that is or will become a book; an e-book.

Booknoun

(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).

Booknoun

(whist) Six tricks taken by one side.

Booknoun

(poker slang) four of a kind

Booknoun

(sports) A document, held by the referee, of the incidents happened in the game.

Booknoun

A list of all players who have been booked (received a warning) in a game.

Booknoun

(cartomancy) The twenty-sixth Lenormand card.

Bookverb

(transitive) To reserve (something) for future use.

I want to book a hotel room for tomorrow nightI can book tickets for the concert next week.

Bookverb

(transitive) To write down, to register or record in a book or as in a book.

They booked that message from the hill

Bookverb

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.

Bookverb

(sports) To issue with a caution, usually a yellow card, or a red card if a yellow card has already been issued.

Bookverb

To travel very fast.

He was really booking, until he passed the speed trap.

Bookverb

To record bets as bookmaker.

Bookverb

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.

Bookverb

To leave.

He was here earlier, but he booked.

Booknoun

a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together);

I am reading a good book on economics

Booknoun

physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together;

he used a large book as a doorstop

Booknoun

a record in which commercial accounts are recorded;

they got a subpoena to examine our books

Booknoun

a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge;

he bought a book of stamps

Booknoun

a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone;

Al Smith used to say, `Let's look at the record'his name is in all the recordbooks

Booknoun

a major division of a long written composition;

the book of Isaiah

Booknoun

a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

Booknoun

a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made;

they run things by the book around here

Booknoun

the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina

Booknoun

the sacred writings of the Christian religions;

he went to carry the Word to the heathen

Bookverb

record a charge in a police register;

The policeman booked her when she tried to solicit a man

Bookverb

arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance;

reserve me a seat on a flightThe agent booked tickets to the show for the whole familyplease hold a table at Maxim's

Bookverb

engage for a performance;

Her agent had booked her for several concerts in Tokyo

Bookverb

register in a hotel booker