URL

noun \ ˌyü-(ˌ)är-ˈel , ˈər(-ə)l \

Definition of URL

: 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

First Known Use of url

1992

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URL Defined for English Language Learners

URL

noun

Definition of URL for English Language Learners

  • computers : the letters and symbols (such as http://www.Merriam-Webster.com) that are the address of a Web site


URL Defined for Kids

URL

noun \ ˌyü-ˌär-ˈel , ˈərl \

Definition of URL for Students

: the address of a computer or a document on the Internet

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