Definition of booking noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʊkɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʊkɪŋ//
    Soccer, Train and bus travel, The tourist industry
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] (especially British English) an arrangement that you make in advance to buy a ticket to travel somewhere, go to the theatre, etc. a booking form/hall/clerk Can I make a booking for Friday? Early booking is recommended. No advance booking is necessary. We can't take any more bookings. compare reservation See related entries: Train and bus travel, The tourist industry
  2. 2[countable] an arrangement for somebody to perform at a theatre, in a concert, etc.
  3. 3[countable] (British English) (in football (soccer )) an act of the referee writing a player’s name in a book, as a punishment because an offence has been committed See related entries: Soccer
  4. Extra examples I made the booking through a travel agent. We accept both telephone and postal bookings. a booking for the Saturday performance
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: booking