Definition of booking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊkɪŋ/


1An act of reserving accommodation, a ticket, etc. in advance: the hotel does not handle group bookings [mass noun]: early booking is essential
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  • Advance ticket bookings are up 70% in part because of frustrated demand.
  • Extra staff will be on hand at stations and for telesales during the first few days of the promotion when bookings for advance purchase tickets are expected to be particularly high.
  • A booking fee of 50p per transaction applies to all advance ticket bookings.
reservation, appointment, date;
advance booking, prior arrangement, prearrangement
dated engagement
2 Soccer An instance of a player being cautioned by the referee for foul play: it was a rough match with five bookings
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  • The FA imposed the fine, suspended for a year, after Leeds players picked up 78 bookings and five red cards the season before last.
  • The Toulouse-born midfielder is on loan until the end of the season from Racing Santander where he had already picked up five bookings and a red card.
  • There were 42 free-kicks, two penalties, four bookings and three players sent off, two of whom had to be escorted from the pitch by police.

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