bookmark

noun
book·​mark | \ˈbu̇k-ˌmärk \

Definition of bookmark 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 or bookmarker \ˈbu̇k-​ˌmär-​kər \ : 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)

bookmark

verb
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

The Do Not Disturb signs, of course, are in the shape of bookmarks. Jo Rodgers, Condé Nast Traveler, "Cambridge Is Worth More than Just a Day Trip from London," 17 Oct. 2018 Other bookmarks held drawings of the Mexican flag, hearts, rainbows, sunsets, and other cheerful imagery. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Mighty Writers sends 100 Spanish-language children's books to immigrants detained in Berks County," 28 June 2018 The Mighty Writers packed the bookmarks separately. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Philly kids collected new books for immigrant children at Berks detention center. No thanks, officials told them.," 3 July 2018 Crafts include wand-making and a bookmark-making station. Jen Banowetz, chicagotribune.com, "Magical festivals are coming to Aurora and Naperville," 13 May 2018 For more information about how to create a bookmark, go to hclibrary.org. Tracy Trobridge, Howard County Times, "Glenwood Lions Club recognizes police and fire heroes [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]," 12 July 2018 The bookmark needs to be original and easy to reproduce. Tracy Trobridge, Howard County Times, "Glenwood Lions Club recognizes police and fire heroes [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]," 12 July 2018 Students can design a bookmark showing their love of reading and books. Tracy Trobridge, Howard County Times, "Glenwood Lions Club recognizes police and fire heroes [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]," 12 July 2018 Thirty Latino kids at Mighty Writers drew bookmarks with messages of comfort and solidarity. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Philly kids collected new books for immigrant children at Berks detention center. No thanks, officials told them.," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Keep a screenshot on your phone or bookmark a list like this or do some research and create your own list to have on hand. Sara Tardiff, Teen Vogue, "Solo Travel Tips for Women and Nonbinary People," 17 Sep. 2018 Click on and bookmark our interactive map of local markets, which pinpoints locations and lists them by day of the week. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2018 farmers markets in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin," 1 May 2018 Go ahead and bookmark this article and check back on Prime Day to see what our team recommends. The Editors, Outside Online, "How to Score the Best Gear on Amazon Prime Day," 9 July 2018 Be sure to keep this link bookmarked and check back every so often. Michael Beller, SI.com, "Fantasy Football Top 300 Rankings," 3 July 2018 Our suggestion is to bookmark Allure's Amazon Prime Day coverage and our Amazon storefront to stay up-to-date on all the best products to shop during those 36 hours. Lauren Swanson, Allure, "How to Shop Amazon Prime Day's Best Deals for 2018," 3 July 2018 Be sure to bookmark this page and check back throughout free agency for all of The Crossover's coverage. The Si Staff, SI.com, "2018 NBA Free Agency: Grading Every Deal," 1 July 2018 Two-thirds of the proceeds ($1 million) are bookmarked for renovations and upgrades to the main library and the Bertram Woods branch, which trustees say need $4.1 million and $1 million in repairs, respectively. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Shaker Heights voters narrowly approve local library levy," 9 May 2018 Pick a few recipes to try in the next few days, or go ahead and bookmark them all! Audrey Bruno, SELF, "13 'Cheesy' Recipes That Are Actually Dairy-Free," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of bookmark

Noun

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1985, in the meaning defined above

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bookmark

noun

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

bookmark

verb

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

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

bookmark

noun
book·​mark | \ˈbu̇k-ˌmärk \

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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