EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOOKING
It was necessary to hasten, so that he might be sure of booking a place in the diligence.
They forgot that the booking is as nothing, the incidentals everything.
When the ragged edges are trimmed off, the foil is ready for booking.
In a quarter of an hour they were at Euston in the booking office.
There was never any trouble in booking it at the top-notch price.
With the booking of the votes he had, of course, nothing to do.
If they draw the money, what matter to the booking agent what amount of money has been invested?
His face was beaming in anticipation of booking another order.
In Naples it would be an easy matter to change his booking to New York.
Semlin opined I was a governess, and made no difficulty about booking me on!
Old English boc "book, writing, written document," traditionally from Proto-Germanic *bokiz "beech" (cf. German Buch "book" Buche "beech;" see beech), the notion being of beechwood tablets on which runes were inscribed, but it may be from the tree itself (people still carve initials in them). The Old English word originally meant any written document. Latin and Sanskrit also have words for "writing" that are based on tree names ("birch" and "ash," respectively). Meaning "libretto of an opera" is from 1768. A betting book is from 1856.