noun Date: 1623 an open shelf for holding books

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bookshelf — Book shelf , n.; pl. {Bookshelves}. A shelf to hold books. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bookshelf — [book′shelf΄] n. pl. bookshelves a shelf on which books are kept …   English World dictionary

  • bookshelf */ — UK [ˈbʊkˌʃelf] / US noun [countable] Word forms bookshelf : singular bookshelf plural bookshelves UK [ˈbʊkˌʃelvz] / US a shelf that you put books on …   English dictionary

  • bookshelf — [[t]b ʊkʃelf[/t]] bookshelves N COUNT A bookshelf is a shelf on which you keep books …   English dictionary

  • bookshelf — /ˈbʊkʃɛlf/ (say bookshelf) noun (plural bookshelves) a shelf for holding books …   Australian English dictionary

  • bookshelf — /book shelf /, n., pl. bookshelves. a shelf for holding books, esp. one of several shelves in a bookcase. [1810 20; BOOK + SHELF] * * * …   Universalium

  • bookshelf — noun A shelf or shelves for storing books for easy visual reference …   Wiktionary

  • bookshelf — book|shelf [ˈbukʃelf] n plural bookshelves [ ʃelvz] a shelf that you keep books on, or a piece of furniture used for holding books →↑bookcase …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bookshelf — book|shelf [ buk,ʃelf ] (plural book|shelves [ buk,ʃelvz ] ) noun count * a shelf that you put books on …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bookshelf — n. bookcase, shelf used to store books …   English contemporary dictionary

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