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bookmark

noun book·mark \ -ˌmärk \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of bookmark

1 or bookmarker play \-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)

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First Known Use of bookmark

1833

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bookmark

verb

Definition of bookmark

bookmarked; bookmarking; bookmarks
: to create a computer bookmark for
  • bookmark a website

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First Known Use of bookmark

1985

in the meaning defined above

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BOOKMARK Defined for English Language Learners

bookmark

Definition of bookmark for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of bookmark for English Language Learners

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


BOOKMARK Defined for Kids

bookmark

noun book·mark \ ˈbu̇k-ˌmärk \

Definition of bookmark for Students

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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