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bookmark

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noun book·mark \-ˌmärk\

Simple Definition of bookmark

  • : something (such as a piece of paper) that is put in a book to show the place where you stopped reading

  • computers : something (such as a menu entry or icon) that allows you to go quickly and directly to something (such as an Internet site) that you have seen before

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bookmark

  1. 1 or bookmarker play \-ˌmär-kər\ :  a marker for finding a place in a book

  2. 2 :  a menu entry or icon on a computer that is usually created by the user and that serves as a shortcut to a previously viewed location (as an Internet site)


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bookmark

verb book·mark

Simple Definition of bookmark

  • computers : to create a computer bookmark for (something, such as an Internet site)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bookmark

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to create a computer bookmark for <bookmark a Web site>

1985

First Known Use of bookmark

1985


BOOKMARK Defined for Kids

bookmark

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noun book·mark \ˈbu̇k-ˌmärk\

Definition of bookmark for Students

  1. 1 :  something placed in a book to show the page the reader wants to return to

  2. 2 :  something on a computer screen that serves as a shortcut (as to a Web site)





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