/ˈhændˌbʊk/ noun, pl -books [count]
: a small book that gives useful information about a particular subject

a handbook of English

a writer's handbook

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  • hand|book — «HAND BUK», noun. 1. a small book of directions or reference, especially in some field of study; manual: »a handbook on birds. Abbr: hdbk. 2. a guidebook for tourists. 3. a small book for recording bets. 4. a place where bets are taken …   Useful english dictionary

  • A Hand-book for Travellers in Spain — Richard Ford’s A Hand book for Travellers in Spain (1845) marked a defining moment in English travel literature.British tourists were travelling through Europe in increasing numbers and the need for guidebooks was beginning to be supplied by… …   Wikipedia

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  • book collecting — Introduction       acquisition of books, not only as texts but also as objects desirable for such qualities as their age, scarcity, historical significance, value, beauty, and evidence of association with some important person. Exercising… …   Universalium

  • hand — back·hand·ed; fore·hand·ed·ly; fore·hand·ed·ness; hand; hand·book·ing; hand·breadth; hand·breed; hand·craft·man; hand·ed; hand·er; hand·ful; hand·hol·er; hand·i·cap·per; hand·i·craft; hand·i·craft·er; hand·i·crafts·man; hand·i·cuff; hand·i·grips; …   English syllables

  • Hand-knitting — is a special case of knitting, in which the knitted fabric is produced by hand.Flat and circular knittingWeft knit fabrics can be divided into two types: those that have selvages (side edges) and those that are tubes, where the side edges have… …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Daniel —     Book of Daniel     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Daniel     In the Hebrew Bible, and in most recent Protestant (Protestantism) versions, the Book of Daniel is limited to its proto canonical portions. In the Septuagint, the Vulgate, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Book of Judges — (Hebrew: Sefer Shoftim ספר שופטים) is a book of the Bible originally written in Hebrew. It appears in the Tanakh and in the Christian Old Testament. Its title refers to its contents; it contains the history of Biblical judges (not to be confused… …   Wikipedia

  • Book of Ruth —     Book of Ruth     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Ruth     One of the proto canonical writings of the Old Testament, which derives its name from the heroine of its exquisitely beautiful story.     I. CONTENTS     The incidents related in the …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Book of Nehemiah —     Book of Nehemiah     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Book of Nehemiah     Also called the second Book of Esdras (Ezra), is reckoned both in the Talmud and in the early Christian Church, at least until the time of Origen, as forming one single book… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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