bookmark

1 of 2

noun

book·​mark ˈbu̇k-ˌmärk How to pronounce bookmark (audio)
1
or bookmarker : 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

2 of 2

verb

bookmarked; bookmarking; bookmarks

transitive verb

: to create a computer bookmark for
bookmark a website

Examples of bookmark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
With the change to iOS 17.4, websites added to the homescreen now act only as bookmarks that open a new tab in your browser, rather than (potentially) standalone services capable of doing things like sending notifications and showing badges, a feature Apple just added to web apps last year. Emma Roth, The Verge, 15 Feb. 2024 Its pages, filled with notes and bookmarks, were kept intact by a cloth cover that Mr. Salaam made during nearly seven years in prison. Katherine Rosman, New York Times, 31 Dec. 2023 Under the new change, these apps will work more like bookmarks. Bruce Gil, Quartz, 26 Feb. 2024 Instead of functioning as standalone apps with storage and the ability to send push notifications, web apps in the EU will work more like bookmarks. Emma Roth, The Verge, 26 Feb. 2024 This unique bookmark is made from stainless steel and can be customized with the student’s name on the front. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 9 Nov. 2023 Also, Santa Claus and his elf will provide candy canes and bookmarks to attendees and be available for photos. Michelle Jenkins, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 However, downloads, bookmarks, and reading list items will be saved. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 17 Jan. 2024 However, downloads, bookmarks and reading list items will be saved. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2024
Verb
The savings event itself runs from March 8 through March 28, so bookmark this page and keep checking back for more deals. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 8 Mar. 2024 From the islands of Indonesia to the skyscrapers of Singapore, these are the hot new hotels in Asia to bookmark for your next trip. Nicole Trilivas, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 For all the latest music news, bookmark our Phoenix concert announcements page. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 13 Feb. 2024 Don't forget to bookmark this page and check back as Cyber Monday sales keep rolling in. Annie Blackman, Allure, 27 Nov. 2023 The Color Purple soundtrack bookmarks a year that began with troubling layoffs for one of the most storied labels in Black music history. Kyle Denis, Billboard, 21 Dec. 2023 From Kathmandu to New York City, bookmark these spots for your next trips. Samantha Falewée, Travel + Leisure, 9 Dec. 2023 And make sure to bookmark this list—we’ll be updating it regularly as Cyber Week inches closer. Jake Smith, Glamour, 20 Nov. 2023 Board members looking to guide corporate leaders around this topic ought to bookmark this essay by Fortune executive editor Peter Vanham, who examines the approach taken by Citi CEO Jane Fraser. —Brace yourself for at least two more years of debate about the virtues of remote work. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 5 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bookmark was in 1833

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“Bookmark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bookmark. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bookmark

1 of 2 noun
book·​mark -ˌmärk How to pronounce bookmark (audio)
1
: something placed in a book to mark a page
2
: something on a computer screen that serves as a shortcut (as to a website)

bookmark

2 of 2 verb
: to create a computer bookmark for
bookmark a website

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