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call number Tweet Definition of call number Like Definition of call number on Facebook
noun
  1. An identification number, which identifies and locates material within a library.
  2. a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location.
  3. a combination of characters assigned to a library book to indicate its place on a shelf
carrel Tweet Definition of carrel Like Definition of carrel on Facebook
noun
  1. A partially partitioned space for studying or reading, often in a library.
    He was busy writing his report in a small library
    (seeCites)
catalog Tweet Definition of catalog Like Definition of catalog on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, catalogue)
verb (catalogs, cataloging, cataloged, cataloged)
  1. (alternative spelling of, catalogue)
catchword Tweet Definition of catchword Like Definition of catchword on Facebook
noun
  1. A word under the right-hand side of the last line on a book page that repeats the first word on the following page.
  2. A word or expression repeated until it becomes representative of a party, school, business, or point of view.
charge Tweet Definition of charge Like Definition of charge on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone or something entrusted to one's care, i.e. a child to a babysitter.
  2. A load or burden.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 261a.
    • : we'll nail the sophist to it, if we can get him on that ;
      1. The amount of money levy, levied for a service.
      2. An instruction.
      3. An impetuous attack.
      4. An electric charge.
      5. (basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
      6. A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
      7. (heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon
verb (charg, ing)
  1. To place a burden upon.
  2. To assign a duty to.
I'm charging you with cleaning up the kitchen.
  1. To formally accuse of a crime.
I'm charging you with grand theft auto.
  1. To assign a debit to an account.
Let's charge this to marketing.
  1. To pay using a credit card.
Can I charge this with my corporate card?
  1. To cause to take on an electric charge.
Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
  1. To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat, on horseback or both.
  2. (military) To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
  3. (basketball) To commit a charging foul.
  4. (cricket) (of a batsman) To take a few steps doen the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.
  5. To ready a firearm for use
Charge your weapons, we're moving up
circulate Tweet Definition of circulate Like Definition of circulate on Facebook
verb (circulat, ing)
  1. to move, or cause something to move, in circles or through a circuit
  2. to move from person to person, as at a party
  3. to spread or disseminate
  4. to become widely known
classification Tweet Definition of classification Like Definition of classification on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or affinities.
cubicle Tweet Definition of cubicle Like Definition of cubicle on Facebook
noun
  1. A small separate part or one of the compartments of a room.
Most libraries provide cubicles for quiet study.
  1. A small enclosure at a swimming pool etc used to provide personal privacy when changing
  2. a small enclosure in a public toilet for individual use

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