page

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noun (1)

1
a
: one of the leaves of a publication or manuscript
also : a single side of one of these leaves
b
: the material printed or written on a page
2
a
: the block of information found at a single World Wide Web address
b
: a sizable subdivision of computer memory
also : a block of information that fills a page and can be transferred as a unit between the internal and external storage of a computer
3
a
: a noteworthy event or period
b
: a written record

page

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verb (1)

paged; paging

intransitive verb

: to turn the pages (as of a book or magazine) especially in a steady or haphazard manner
usually used with through

transitive verb

: to number or mark the pages of

page

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verb (2)

paged; paging

transitive verb

1
: to summon by repeatedly calling out the name of
2
: to send a message to via a pager
3
: to wait on or serve in the capacity of a page

page

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noun (2)

1
a(1)
: a youth being trained for the medieval rank of knight and in the personal service of a knight
(2)
: a youth attendant on a person of rank especially in the medieval period
b
: a boy serving as an honorary attendant at a formal function (such as a wedding)
2
: one employed to deliver messages, assist patrons, serve as a guide, or attend to similar duties
3
: an act or instance of paging
a page came over the loudspeaker
got a page from the client

Examples of page in a Sentence

Noun (2) dispatch a page to bring coffee to the senator
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
On the page, Trump’s tweets are designed to mimic the abstract style of poets like e.e. cummings. Melissa Cruz, USA TODAY, 17 July 2024 The city's primary social media page pushed for Mayor Mike Duggan's land value tax plan last year. Samuel Robinson, Axios, 17 July 2024
Verb
Moving walkways and escalators help minimize walking distances throughout the airport elevators, and there are also visual paging systems, companion care restrooms, adult changing tables, and service animal relief areas to assist with accessibility. Dave Parfitt, USA TODAY, 13 July 2024 The medical center is currently updating its paging system, and Borchers said the facility will simulate the code again once the new system is in place. Ashley Capoot, CNBC, 13 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for page 

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle French, from Latin pagina; akin to Latin pangere to fix, fasten — more at pact

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (1)

1628, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Verb (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Noun (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

Time Traveler
The first known use of page was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near page

Cite this Entry

“Page.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/page. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

page

1 of 4 noun
1
: a youth in the Middle Ages being trained for knighthood and in the service of a knight
2
: a youth serving a person of rank
3
: a person employed especially to deliver messages or perform personal services (as in a hotel)

page

2 of 4 verb
paged; paging
1
: to serve as a page
2
: to send for by calling out the name of
3
: to contact by means of a pager

page

3 of 4 noun
1
a
: one side of a printed or written leaf
b
: the entire leaf
c
: the material printed or written on a page
2
a
: a written record
the pages of history
b
: an event worth recording
an exciting page in one's life
3
a
: a large section of computer memory
b
: the information found at a single World Wide Web address

page

4 of 4 verb
paged; paging
1
: to number or mark the pages of
2
: to turn the pages (as of a book or magazine) especially in a quick steady manner
Etymology

Noun

Middle English page "a youth trained to serve a knight," from early French page (same meaning)

Noun

from early French page "a leaf in a book," from Latin pagina (same meaning)

Biographical Definition

Page

biographical name

Walter Hines 1855–1918 American journalist and diplomat

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