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Definition of page

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a : 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
2a : 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
3a : a noteworthy event or period
b : a written record
paged; paging

Definition of page (Entry 2 of 5)

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
paged; paging

Definition of page (Entry 3 of 5)

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

Definition of page (Entry 4 of 5)

1a(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


biographical name
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Definition of Page (Entry 5 of 5)

Walter Hines 1855–1918 American journalist and diplomat

First Known Use of page

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)

History and Etymology for page

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

Middle English, from Anglo-French

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

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Cite this Entry

“Page.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/page. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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Kids Definition of page

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : one side of a printed or written sheet of paper
2 : a large section of computer memory
3 : the information found at a single World Wide Web address



Kids Definition of page (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a person employed (as by a hotel or the United States Congress) to carry messages or run errands
2 : a boy being trained to be a knight in the Middle Ages


paged; paging

Kids Definition of page (Entry 3 of 3)

: to send for or contact someone by a public announcement or by using a pager

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