Definition of notebook in English:



  • 1A small book with blank or ruled pages for writing notes in.

    • ‘She hurriedly started pulling notebooks and books off of the top shelf, almost at random.’
    • ‘I had no backpack, had no textbooks, had no notes, had no notebooks, had no nothing.’
    • ‘Books are open on every surface, and there are many pages of notebooks strewn around.’
    • ‘While she was opening her books and notebooks the girl didn't stop staring at him.’
    • ‘The falling leaves land on her books, notebooks, school bag and hair as if each leaf knows its final destination.’
    • ‘He started talking, and the students all began jotting down notes in their notebooks.’
    • ‘She entrusted a huge collection of books, documents, notebooks and other items from her news days to the center.’
    • ‘I took out my book for social and placed my Spanish and math books and notebooks into my locker.’
    • ‘Crosswell had begun his own football novel, three handwritten pages in a notebook.’
    • ‘Along the shelves were various other notebooks containing the notes of later hunters.’
    • ‘They talked more for another hour, their notebooks and books completely forgotten.’
    • ‘Well, with that out of the way, please take out your notebooks for some notes.’
    • ‘In our notebook were pages of names and phone numbers of friends he wished to be contacted on his demise.’
    • ‘Already I'd filled many a page in my notebooks with my rants and raves about it.’
    • ‘Vicki struggled open another box of books and notebooks as she tried to forget that it had been fun.’
    • ‘I got all of my books and notebooks out and looked at Mr. Walker, who was doing attendance.’
    • ‘I picked up all my books and notebooks in a daze, and was nearly out of the classroom when I felt a tug on my sleeve.’
    • ‘The Toronto officers did not record the interview other than handwritten notes in their notebooks.’
    • ‘Now the notebooks and books stood neatly stacked on a shelf on top of the desk.’
    • ‘When at art college I much preferred flicking through people's notebooks and sketch books than their finished pieces.’
    notepad, exercise book, register, logbook, log, diary, daybook, journal, commonplace book, memorandum book, record book, personal organizer
    jotter, pocketbook
    scratch pad
    memo pad
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    1. 1.1A laptop computer, especially a small, slim one.
      • ‘This game is clearly intended for value-oriented computers or even notebooks.’
      • ‘Cellphones today have the same computing power as notebooks did a few years ago.’
      • ‘While Wi-Fi is becoming a standard feature on notebooks, network coverage is anything but ubiquitous.’
      • ‘Again, traditionally, the desktop line has been fitted with new CPUs ahead of the notebooks.’
      • ‘The joint venture's portfolio ranges from mainframes to notebooks.’
      • ‘Their specialisms suggest the PC giant is buying desktops, notebooks and servers, respectively.’
      • ‘You only have to look at the increasing number of Centrino-based notebooks arriving through our doors to realise that.’
      • ‘Data loss associated with notebooks and portable computers is even more drastic.’
      • ‘Dell will now load the software onto notebooks at the customer's discretion, it says.’
      • ‘He said that a majority of Tosh notebooks would have IBM drives inside them.’
      • ‘Some PDAs and notebooks will offer only Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, but the vast majority will offer both.’
      • ‘IBM's putting Linux on notebooks showed how Linux was moving to the desktop market.’
      • ‘Next, use the hardware profile to tell the computer it's a notebook with a docking station.’
      • ‘In short, it's easy to grasp what makes a Centrino notebook different from other laptops.’
      • ‘These memory module types are rarely used in desktop computers and never in notebooks.’
      • ‘Shares in makers of panels used as computer screens in notebooks, desktop monitors and mobile phones rose.’
      • ‘However, notebooks and laptops haven't had the luxury of big drives until recently.’
      • ‘Power notebooks and laptops are also the fastest growing area and they will also need electronics which will monitor and control the heat.’
      • ‘The company is to develop and supply Bluetooth technology for use in Compaq notebooks and desktops.’
      • ‘Compaq's professional computers and notebooks will survive, but under the HP name.’