bookmark

noun
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 bookmark (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)

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 most interesting bookmark in the collection was an inventory list of laundry items from West Point in the year 1911. Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune, "Bookmark: Banana peels, money and a diamond ring: readers recount things found in books," 30 Apr. 2021 Obama embraced Doncic, who was coloring a bookmark with former Mavericks great Jason Kidd, and jokingly warned him not to take shooting advice from Kidd. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "Barack Obama is latest to marvel at Mavs’ Luka Doncic, but would he take him for NBA title contention?," 17 Dec. 2020 The same deal will be available with no code needed November 25 through 29, with brand-new items dropping each day (so keep the bookmark took handy). Erin Parker, Glamour, "Alo Black Friday Sale 2020: Here’s Everything Worth Adding to Cart," 20 Nov. 2020 Loved ones who are always talking about their latest read are guaranteed to appreciate this beautiful gift from AzzoHandmade on Etsy: a personalized leather bookmark. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "35 amazing gifts you can get from Black-owned businesses," 5 Nov. 2020 New sale items will be added in two-day increments, so the bookmark tool is your friend. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "The Best Early Nordstrom Black Friday Deals of 2020," 5 Nov. 2020 And, for more Amazon Prime Day tips, check out our ultimate guide and bookmark this page to browse some of the site's best lightning deals. Lauren Dana, Allure, "These Sun-Protection Essentials for Parents and Babies Are on Sale for Amazon Prime Day," 15 Oct. 2020 And the act of placing a sticker, placing the bookmark, feeling the lack of scratch as the pen glides over smooth paper, also feels like care. Quinci Legardye, Wired, "In a World Gone Mad, Paper Planners Offer Order and Delight," 8 Oct. 2020 To do this, set timers, take breaks and bookmark stopping points in books and work packets. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland eye doctors see more complaints about eye pain from kids due to virtual learning," 2 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb So, feel free to bookmark this page and share the link with women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or who have just delivered a child. Bridgette Bartlett Royall, Essence, "7 Resources for New and Expecting Black Mothers," 19 Apr. 2021 To get started on stocking a science defense tool kit, then, bookmark the CDC’s page addressing frequently asked questions about COVID-19. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Scientific American, "How to Debunk Misinformation about COVID, Vaccines and Masks," 18 Mar. 2021 Editor's note: This story will be updated throughout the tournament – bookmark this story and keep checking back for updates. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "March Madness COVID-19 cases: Live updates on teams, players and more inside NCAA bubble," 17 Mar. 2021 Check out their picks, below, and get ready to bookmark. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "19 Best Glossier Black Friday Deals of 2020," 16 Nov. 2020 The post encourages users to bookmark a backup URL, noting that their main URL will soon be offline. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, "Amazon partner GoDaddy boots gun site from its servers," 11 Jan. 2021 So bookmark this as your go-to spot for tech deals this season and let’s dive into the deals. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best tech worth shopping this Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 So bookmark this as your go-to spot for tech deals this season and let’s dive into the deals. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "The best tech worth shopping this Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 There's support for biking and walking as well as driving, a choice of map views that include a useful contour mode, and the ability to quickly bookmark or share particular points on the map as and when needed. David Nield, Wired, "6 Privacy-Focused Alternatives to the Apps You Use Every Day," 13 Dec. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bookmark. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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 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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