URL

noun

ˌyü-(ˌ)är-ˈel How to pronounce URL (audio)
ˈər(-ə)l
: the address of a resource (such as a document or website) on the Internet that consists of a communications protocol followed by the name or address of a computer on the network and that often includes additional locating information (such as directory and file names)
our site's URL is http://www.Merriam-Webster.com

called also uniform resource locator, universal resource locator

Examples of URL in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of URL was in 1992

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Cite this Entry

“URL.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/URL. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

URL

noun
: an address (as of a document or website) on the Internet
Etymology

uniform resource locator or universal resource locator

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