playbook

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n playbook a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign "they borrowed a page from the playbook of the opposition"
    • n playbook a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays "the 1963 playbook leaves out the whole first scene"
    • n playbook a notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced (especially an American football team)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Playbook A book of dramatic compositions; a book of the play.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n playbook A book containing material for amusement or pastime; a picturebook or book of games for children.
    • n playbook A book of plays or dramatic compositions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Playbook a book of plays or dramas
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. plegan, to play.

Usage

In literature:

This adventurous playbook, which had certainly done its duty, was originally picked up by its owner on Tower-hill.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1." by J Lort Stokes
I say unto thee a playhouse is the school for the old dragon, and a playbook the primer of Belzebub.
"Wild Oats" by John O'Keeffe
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In news:

The NAACP is using tactics straight from Bull Connor's playbook.
Let me guess, in the Ole Miss playbook this means act like a sociopath and try for world domination.
Robert De Niro 's Oscar 'Playbook'.
Fan in 'Silver Linings Playbook' is unlike Robert De Niro .
'Lincoln' vs 'Silver Linings Playbook,' the Oscar race is definitely on.
'Silver Linings Playbook' takes on depression .
Mankato historian Bryce Stenzel releases playbook detailing Lincoln, U.S.-Dakota War.
And Digger 's the guy drawing up the playbook.
Toronto Film Festival Days 2 to 4: 'Silver Linings Playbook,' 'Anna Karenina,' 'T.
Tim Tebow's last move as he headed off from the Broncos' locker room was to toss his playbook for Sunday's game at a large trunk.
Although the message may not have been written on a cue card, the Romney campaign took a page out of the 1992 playbook of George H.W.
Download this free, 150-page Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook jam-packed with strategies for success and pitfalls to avoid.
Assad's Playbook Is Now Empty .
Retail stores eyeball fast-food industry's playbook.
'Silver Linings Playbook' awarded best film of 2012 by Detroit Film Critics Society.
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