Definition of bookcase in English:



  • An open cabinet containing shelves on which to keep books.

    • ‘These bulky albums are now spread across bookcases, cupboards, trunks, and attics.’
    • ‘Now, the occult book section is several bookcases long and practically eats up a corner of the store.’
    • ‘He had preserved them carefully in an old house, housing the books in 180 bookcases that went from floor to ceiling.’
    • ‘There are two leather black couches, lots of bookcases full with files, maps, books.’
    • ‘As I was searching through my bookcase for poetry books to see if I can glean some ideas another book toppled off the shelf.’
    • ‘Along the walls are bookcases filled with books he never knew existed.’
    • ‘We chuckled together as she stood and reached up to the top shelf of a grand bookcase in the corner.’
    • ‘There were bookcases and shelves stretching across the other wall, and a massive stained old map of the old world.’
    • ‘But don't worry, on inquiry we discovered that the bookcases cannot be opened.’
    • ‘If possible, there should also be shelves on family bookcases that they can also browse.’
    • ‘Disappointed and confused, Rubar tossed the book back into the bookcase.’
    • ‘The rear wall was lined with huge bookcases and the mammoth desk and chair before it were cleared completely.’
    • ‘There was what appeared to be a desk, chair, filing cabinet, and bookcase.’
    • ‘At the bookcase he opened the drawer and found it was filled with junk.’
    • ‘She moved her head left and saw bookcases full of old books and she turned her head the other way and she saw the same thing.’
    • ‘Many a gentleman and aristocrat have sat in the centre of these four walls and have filled their minds with information from the books on the bookcases.’
    • ‘The walls were covered with ceiling high wooden bookcases filled with books.’
    • ‘The other wall was entirely taken up with a floor-to-ceiling bookcase full of books.’
    • ‘The familiar shelves and looming bookcases of the library surrounded her.’
    • ‘This area would make an ideal reading or relaxation spot, as there is room to fit a set of bookcases and a sofa.’