book·​mark | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌmärk How to pronounce bookmark (audio) \

Definition of bookmark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 or bookmarker \ ˈbu̇k-​ˌmär-​kər How to pronounce bookmarker (audio) \ : a marker for finding a place in a book
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 (such as an Internet site)


bookmarked; bookmarking; bookmarks

Definition of bookmark (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to create a computer bookmark for bookmark a website

Examples of bookmark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Fortunately, Mom loves it all, from attaching a photo on heavy paper to make a bookmark or painting a plain pot holder. oregonlive, "Make a pretty, homemade gift for Mother’s Day with crayons and other stuff kids already have," 30 Apr. 2020 These five browsers offer the same basic features, including tabbed browsing, a private browsing mode, options for remembering your passwords, bookmark management, and the ability to sync data between devices. David Nield, Popular Science, "Some browsers are better for your laptop than others," 9 Mar. 2020 Most of the time, that’s frequently visited links, a search box, or your bookmarks. David Nield, Popular Science, "Twelve ways to make your new browser tabs more exciting," 10 Feb. 2020 Take a minute and try to log into those services using your regular bookmarks, not the links in the message. Jim Rossman, Dallas News, "If you get a phone call from Apple support, hang up. Here’s why," 6 Feb. 2020 Doncic -- who’d tried to leave for a practice a few minutes before Obama arrived -- was coloring a bookmark with former Mavericks great Jason Kidd, Wizards forward Mo Wagner and a couple of children when Obama walked over to greet them. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Luka Doncic meets Barack Obama, who offered Mavs-related shooting advice, during All-Star community service event," 14 Feb. 2020 The Parish Ladies Guild donated funding for more than 200 books, 200 bookmarks, art supplies and landscaping materials. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Learn from the little ones and the elders, too: Sun Messages," 21 Jan. 2020 The card stock is wonderful quality, and these groups can make puzzles, flashcards, bookmarks, etc. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: A month of calendars," 19 Nov. 2019 Bringing your notes, bookmarks, and other data to mobile is the first step. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "Most mobile browsers display the Web, that’s it—Vivaldi Mobile can change that," 1 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Or bookmark this page and scroll down to follow the story of America’s election year. The Economist, "American politics The Economist’s guide to the US 2020 elections," 22 Apr. 2020 And finally, bookmark this page—we'll be updating it regularly to reflect the latest news. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "Coronavirus and Travel: Everything You Need to Know," 15 Apr. 2020 Also bookmarked the bistec adobado ($12, steak skewer, charred onions and line vinaigrette) and tamal oaxaqueno ($6.50, banana-leaf wrapped pork or chicken tamales) for future consumption. Matt Wake |, al, "How this Mexican restaurant changes downtown Huntsville dining," 25 Feb. 2020 To stay up to speed with our latest climate coverage, register to receive The Climate Issue, our fortnightly newsletter, or bookmark this page. The Economist, "Global warming The Economist’s coverage of climate change," 24 Apr. 2020 Folding as a way to bookmark pages, Zhang says, conjures the idea of origami. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Of Course You Can Use Math to Perfectly Fold a Notebook Page Into a Bookmark," 10 Feb. 2020 For more, check out our latest mock draft, our final Top 100 rankings, and bookmark our draft guide for more as the week rolls on. Jeremy Woo,, "2019 NBA Draft Mailbag: Addressing Zion Williamson, Bol Bol and Burning Questions," 17 June 2019 The easiest option might be to just bookmark this page: WIRED will also embed a live stream of the speech right here, starting just before 9 pm ET. 🏃🏽♀️ Want the best tools to get healthy? Caitlin Kelly, Wired, "How to Watch the 2020 State of the Union," 4 Feb. 2020 Two captivating years in Andalucia were bookmarked by a remarkable 5-3 win over bitter city rival Sevilla, two victories against Real Madrid and that stunning defeat of Barcelona. Matias Grez, CNN, "Who is new Barcelona boss Quique Setien? The chess fanatic 'in love' with Lionel Messi," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bookmark


1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1985, in the meaning defined above

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“Bookmark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bookmark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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



English Language Learners Definition of bookmark (Entry 2 of 2)

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


book·​mark | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌmärk How to pronounce bookmark (audio) \

Kids Definition of bookmark

1 : something placed in a book to show the page the reader wants to return to
2 : something on a computer screen that serves as a shortcut (as to a Web site)

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