Crossword clues for notebook
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Notebook \Note"book`\, n.
A book in which notes or memorandums are written.
A book in which notes of hand are registered.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 A book in which notes or memorandum are written. 2 (context computing English) notebook computer, a class of laptop computer.
n. a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda
a small compact portable computer [syn: notebook computer]
Notebook is a style of writing where people jot down what they have thought or heard at the spur of moment. The contents of a notebook are unorganized, and the number of subjects covered in a notebook are unlimited: a paragraph of autobiography can be followed immediately by one on astronomy or one on history.
Some famous authors are also famous for the notebooks they left. The Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi kept a notebook, called Zibaldone, from 1817 to 1832. The idea of keeping that, which contains no fewer than 4,526 pages, was possibly suggested by a priest who fled from the French Revolution and came to live in the poet's hometown. The priest suggested that "every literary man should have a written chaos such as this: notebook containing sottiseries, adrersa, excerpta, pugillares, commentaria... the store-house out of which fine literature of every kind may come, as the sun, moon, and stars issued out of chaos."
There are writers who earned their posthumous fame solely by their notebooks, such as the German scientist and humorous writer Georg Lichtenberg. He called his notebooks "waste book," using the English book-keeping term. He explains the purpose of his "waste book" in his notebook E:
Die Kaufleute haben ihr Waste book (Sudelbuch, Klitterbuch glaube ich im deutschen), darin tragen sie von Tag zu Tag alles ein was sie verkaufen und kaufen, alles durch einander ohne Ordnung, aus diesem wird es in das Journal getragen, wo alles mehr systematisch steht ... Dieses verdient von den Gelehrten nachgeahmt zu werden. Erst ein Buch worin ich alles einschreibe, so wie ich es sehe oder wie es mir meine Gedancken eingeben, alsdann kann dieses wieder in ein anderes getragen werden, wo die Materien mehr abgesondert und geordnet sind.
"Tradesmen have their 'waste book' (scrawl-book, composition book I think in German), in which they enter from day to day everything they buy and sell, everything all mixed up without any order to it, from there it is transferred to the day-book, where everything appears in more systematic fashion ... This deserves to be imitated by scholars. First a book where I write down everything as I see it or as my thoughts put it before me, later this can be transcribed into another, where the materials are more distinguished and ordered."
The notebooks of scientists, such as those of Michael Faraday and Charles Darwin, can reveal the development of their scientific theories. On the other hand, the notebooks used by scientists for recording their experiments are called lab notebooks.
The notebooks used by artists are usually referred to as sketchbooks, which may contain more than sketches. Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks contain his writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions and music, as well as his sketches, his grocery lists and the names of people who owed him money.
In Chinese literature, "notebook" or biji is a distinct genre, and has a broader meaning.
A notebook is a small book often used for writing.
Notebook or The Notebook may also refer to:
Notebook ( Malayalam: നോട്ട്ബുക്ക്) is a 2006 Malayalam teen film directed by Rosshan Andrrews and written by Bobby Sanjay. It is about three students at a boarding school and how they face up to challenges in their lives. The film dealt with the subject of teenage pregnancy. The film was praised for handling a rare and relevant subject, but the overall critical and box-office responses were mixed.
Notebook is Nepali romance film directed by Yogesh ghimire and produced by Joshi Pragya for Pragya Films, starring Jiwan Luitel , Shen Sapkota, Neeta Dhungana, Sushma Karki, Sunil Thapa, Dhruba Koirala, Laya Sangraula, Sashita Phuyal, and Pavitra Adhikari.
Usage examples of "notebook".
Corsarius, and a personal notebook in the hand of Christopher Sim, are on display at the Center for Accadian Studies.
Pulling out his own notebook, wetting a thumb and leafing back the pages, he began to walk Angleton through his series of barium meals.
There was a bronze plaque screwed into a boulder announcing the start of the Appalachian Trail, and nearby on a post was a wooden box containing a Bic pen on a length of string and a standard spiral notebook, its pages curled from the damp air.
Everything he could think of that might help or amuse the Aucas, should they pay the men a visit, Jim put into the bag: harmonica, snakebite kit, flashlight, View-Master with picture reels, yo-yo, and, above all, the precious notebook of Auca language material, with the carefully arranged morphology file.
He gave up and got out the jaunty little calfbound notebook Claudia had given him instead.
From under a pile of papers she drew out two objects, a ward on a ribbon and a small, clothbound notebook.
It was littered with scraps of paper and he was busily scribbling in the battered clothbound notebook that accompanied him everywhere.
She slammed the notebook shut as though she had put Miss Elson in a box and slammed the lid.
Miss Elson and Miss Harris say that you do nothing whatever anymore but write in that notebook.
When no notebook was found, Miss Elson patted Harriet on the head like a good puppy and went back to her desk in the front.
Meg, going in with his coffee, saw that he was already deep in his post, with Miss Stan dish, enviably efficient, sitting close by, notebook and pencil at the ready.
The Twelve Monkeys have their own long table and are seated there in some very precise hierarchical order known only to them, each positioned exactly the same with his ankles crossed under his chair and a steno notebook and towering bottle of Evian at his left hand.
Klaus used the Quagmire notebooks to study for the comprehensive exams, and everything worked the way it should.
I could get the notebook and pencil out of my pocket The Kid would get a message that would land you in jail and hang Gato Mgungu into the bargain.
That was why I detected a heavyheartedness somewhere in the notebooks.