[ boo k-ing ]
/ ˈbʊk ɪŋ /


a contract, engagement, or scheduled performance of a professional entertainer.
the act of a person who books.

Origin of booking

First recorded in 1635–45; book + -ing1

Definition for booking (2 of 2)

Origin of book

before 900; Middle English, Old English bōc; cognate with Dutch boek, Old Norse bōk, German Buch; akin to Gothic boka letter (of the alphabet) and not of known relation to beech, as is often assumed


Example sentences from the Web for booking

British Dictionary definitions for booking (1 of 2)

/ (ˈbʊkɪŋ) /


mainly British
  1. a reservation, as of a table or room in a hotel, seat in a theatre, or seat on a train, aircraft, etc
  2. (as modifier)the booking office at a railway station
theatre an engagement for the services of an actor or acting company

British Dictionary definitions for booking (2 of 2)

/ (bʊk) /



Word Origin for book

Old English bōc; related to Old Norse bōk, Old High German buoh book, Gothic bōka letter; see beech (the bark of which was used as a writing surface)

Idioms and Phrases with booking


see balance the books; black book; bring to book; by the book; closed book; close the books; cook the books; crack a book; hit the books; in one's book; in someone's bad graces (books); judge a book by its cover; know like a book; make book; nose in a book; one for the books; open book; take a leaf out of someone's book; throw the book at; wrote the book on.