AskDefine | Define booking

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1 employment for performers or performing groups that lasts for a limited period of time; "the play had bookings throughout the summer" [syn: engagement]
2 the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group); "wondered who had made the booking" [syn: reservation]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. present participle of book


  1. The engagement of a performer for a particular performance.
  2. A reservation for a service, such as accommodation in an hotel.
  3. The issuing of a caution which results in a yellow card or (after two bonkings) a red card.


The engagement of a performer for a particular performance
  • Chinese traditional/simplified: 預約, 预约 (yù yuē)
  • Russian: заказ
A reservation for a service, such as accommodation in an hotel
The issuing of a caution which is, in theory at least, written down in a book

Extensive Definition

Booking may refer to:
  • Booking (professional wrestling), the laying out of the plot before a professional wrestling match
  • An accounting system a.k.a. double-entry bookkeeping system
  • The process of creation by a criminal justice system of an administrative record of those arrested.
  • The process of matching musicians or other performing artists with performance opportunities, by a talent agency, a.k.a. booking agency
  • A reservation in the tourism and hospitality industries
  • The informal term for cautioning a player, in association football and several other sports, indicated by a yellow card
  • The practice of forced socialization in Korean clubs such as Le Prive, in which waiters entice female patrons to other tables of men.
  • A slang term for running or fleeing.
  • Recording a loan into a loan servicing system

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