bibliomaniacal
adjective see bibliomania

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bibliomaniacal — Bib li*o*ma*ni ac*al, a. Pertaining to a passion for books; relating to a bibliomaniac. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bibliomaniacal — See bibliomaniac. * * * …   Universalium

  • bibliomaniacal — bib·lio·maniacal …   English syllables

  • bibliomaniacal — adjective characteristic of or characterized by or noted for bibliomania • Pertains to noun: ↑bibliomania • Derivationally related forms: ↑bibliomania …   Useful english dictionary

  • bibliomania — noun Etymology: French bibliomanie, from bibli + manie mania, from Late Latin mania Date: 1734 extreme preoccupation with collecting books • bibliomaniac noun or adjective • bibliomaniacal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bibliomania — bibliomaniac /bib lee oh may nee ak /, n. bibliomaniacal /bib lee oh meuh nuy euh keuhl/, adj. /bib lee oh may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. excessive fondness for acquiring and possessing books. [1725 35; BIBLIO + MANIA; r. earlier bibliomanie < F] *… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • bibliomania — /bɪbliəˈmeɪniə/ (say bibleeuh mayneeuh) noun an enthusiasm for collecting books, especially rare or valuable ones. {biblio + mania} –bibliomaniac, adjective, noun –bibliomaniacal /ˌbɪbliəməˈnaɪəkəl/ (say .bibleeuhmuh nuyuhkuhl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • bibli- — /bi bli / combining form Denoting book or books ORIGIN: Gr biblion book; cf ↑bible • • • bibliographer / ogˈrə fər/ noun 1. A person versed in bibliography 2. The compiler of a bibliography bibliographic / ə grafˈik/ or bibliographˈical / əl/… …   Useful english dictionary

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