web·​site | \ ˈweb-ˌsīt How to pronounce website (audio) \
variants: or Web site or less commonly web site

Definition of website

: a group of World Wide Web pages usually containing hyperlinks to each other and made available online by an individual, company, educational institution, government, or organization

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The Briton, who has also won the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a Espana, suffered a fractured right femur, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs, said a statement on his Team Ineos website. George Ramsay, CNN, "Chris Froome to miss Tour de France after suffering 'multiple serious injuries'," 12 June 2019 For our curious, smart readers: Read more about how Houston is 'ground zero' for drugged and drunken driving at our premium website at Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Officials arrest 7 on felony DWI charges in Fort Bend County in May," 11 June 2019 And that’s on top of managing and updating their own websites. San Diego Union-Tribune, "How this 32-year-old in Mission Valley created a multimillion-dollar startup," 11 June 2019 There is no app to download; just use the browser on your phone to go to our website Brian Lisik,, "Medina County second-half 2018 property taxes due July 12," 11 June 2019 Under pressure from House Republicans, the inspector general's office retracted 13 faulty reports and purged them from its website in 2017 and 2018. Anchorage Daily News, "Homeland Security watchdog retires early after his office was forced to retract ‘feel-good’ audits of disaster response," 10 June 2019 Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 781-934-5656 or to send a tip by filling out a form on their website here. Breanne Kovatch,, "Duxbury police looking for information for Sunday hit-and-run," 10 June 2019 Described on its website as Michigan's largest pride celebration, the event is expected to draw 40,000 people celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "2019 Motor City Pride: Dancing, celebrations, remembrance," 8 June 2019 The club have confirmed in a statement on their official website that the Brazilian superstar will miss the 2019 Copa America following after suffering an ankle injury in a pre-tournament friendly win over Qatar., "PSG Confirms Neymar Will Miss 4 Weeks, Won't Need Ankle Surgery," 8 June 2019

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First Known Use of website

1993, in the meaning defined above

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: a group of World Wide Web pages usually containing links to each other and made available online by an individual, company, or organization

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