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)


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

Crafts include wand-making and a bookmark-making station. Jen Banowetz,, "Magical festivals are coming to Aurora and Naperville," 13 May 2018 For more information about how to create a bookmark, go to 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 kids collected new books for immigrant children at Berks detention center. No thanks, officials told them.," 3 July 2018 The 5-4 decision was a bookmark to a protracted legal struggle over one of Trump's central campaign promises. Anchorage Daily News, "Federal judge bars separation of migrant children, orders family reunification," 27 June 2018 Book logs, bookmarks, fun sheets, and flyers with all the summer activities are available for all visitors. Zipporah Osei,, "Fighting breast cancer, open space in Medway, and RoboGirls," 22 June 2018 All the current messaging on the boards across Houston can be seen at TranStar's official website, which itself is a must-bookmark for anyone that spends any extended period of time in Houston traffic. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The story behind TxDOT's dynamic message signs," 19 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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,, "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,, "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,, "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 The travel price comparison site Just The Flight created a handy chart that every world traveler should bookmark. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Here's How Far Airports Are From Their Namesake Cities — Plus The World's Busiest Airports," 18 Nov. 2016

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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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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 \

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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