Word Ways


Commonplace Book: -A book in which "commonplaces" or passages important for reference are collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement (Oxford English Dictionary) -A book of literary passages, cogent quotations, occasional thoughts, or other memorabilia (Webster's Third); a book containing memoranda of passages or events for reference (Webster's Second) -A book in which noteworthy quotations, poems, comments, etc. are written (Random House Unabridged) -A book in which memoranda or memorable passages or facts are recorded methodically (Funk & Wagnalls Unabridged) -A note or memorandum book (Chambers Twentieth Century)