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comic book

  
     ( comic books    plural  ) A comic book is a magazine that contains stories told in pictures.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count   (=comic)  
in BRIT, usually use comic     
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comic     ( comics    plural  )
1       adj   If you describe something as comic, you mean that it makes you laugh, and is often intended to make you laugh.  
The novel is comic and tragic..., Most of these trips had exciting or comic moments.     
2       adj   Comic is used to describe comedy as a form of entertainment, and the actors and entertainers who perform it.  
ADJ n  
Grodin is a fine comic actor., ...a comic opera.     
3       n-count   A comic is an entertainer who tells jokes in order to make people laugh.   (=comedian)  
4       n-count   A comic is a magazine that contains stories told in pictures.  
  (mainly BRIT)   (=comic book)  
Joe loved to read `Superman' comics.     
in AM, usually use comic book     


comic book        ( comic books    plural  ) A comic book is a magazine that contains stories told in pictures.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count   (=comic)  
in BRIT, usually use comic     
comic strip        ( comic strips    plural  ) A comic strip is a series of drawings that tell a story, especially in a newspaper or magazine.      n-count  
tragi-comic   , tragicomic   Something that is tragi-comic is both sad and amusing at the same time.      adj  

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comic

  
1   
      adj   amusing, comical, droll, facetious, farcical, funny, humorous, jocular, joking, light, rich, waggish, witty  
2   
      n   buffoon, clown, comedian, funny man, humorist, jester, joculator or (fem.) joculatrix, wag, wit  
  
Antonyms     
   depressing, melancholy, pathetic, sad, serious, solemn, touching, tragic  

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n.
device that holds a book while reading it
exp.
l'habit ne fait pas le moine
n.
someone who re-posts a genuine online listing for a book at an inflated price on another website. If someone buys from the bookjacker, he buys the book from the original seller and provides him with the address of the customer. The bookjacker never sees or handles the book, but collects his margin.
[Bus.] Syn. dropshipper.
n.
a book that gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
n.
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
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