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)


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 To remove an article from your bookmarked collection, simply tap the bookmark icon again. Subscriber Services Team, The Enquirer, 22 June 2022 Then, bookmark feedback that isn’t relevant right now and come back to it as a group at a later time. Expert Panel, Forbes, 21 June 2022 That’s why, in her tour, Hill only teaches guests how to make a simple bookmark. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2022 Big enough to hug and soft enough to comfort, this jumbo-sized stuffed animal features corduroy ears and a fabric bookmark with a sweet message. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 24 May 2022 Yet just as Abramovich’s arrival in 2003 opened the door to a new era for English soccer, his departure serves as a bookmark, too. New York Times, 24 May 2022 Virtual and hybrid event platforms should allow digital attendees to record and bookmark sessions to return to later, which keeps the audience thinking about your event long after it’s over. Mayank Agarwal, Forbes, 20 May 2022 In the same way, a Slurpee from a Speedway gas station (owned by 7-Eleven) or an Icee at an AMC theater serves as the bookmark for a particular sense memory. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 30 Apr. 2022 Check it out, give it a bookmark, and best of luck putting this advice into action. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 2 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Fans can bookmark this page to get live updates on the moves from Detroit and all other teams. Tyler J. Davis, Detroit Free Press, 13 July 2022 If nothing here caught your eye, head on over to to browse and bookmark even more beauty steals and deals. Sarah Han, Allure, 30 June 2022 Treat yourself, or bookmark these pages for gift-buying later on. oregonlive, 25 May 2022 So either turn back and bookmark this page for later, or proceed with caution. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 5 July 2022 Be sure to bookmark this page to keep tabs on all the best ways to shop, plus a few select deals available right now. Brittany Vincent, SELF, 6 June 2022 The retailer will announce its event lineup on June 10; until then, bookmark the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale event calendar to RSVP early here. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 June 2022 For those wanting to experience Portland's breweries on their own time, this map is a convenient one to bookmark when building an itinerary. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2022 Behind-the-scenes, filming was marked by night shoots, a delightfully chaotic way to bookmark a project that was more a marathon than a sprint. Seija Rankin, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 May 2022 See More

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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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“Bookmark.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for bookmark


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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