web·​site | \ ˈweb-ˌsīt How to pronounce website (audio) \
variants: or Web site or less commonly web site

Definition of website

: a group of World Wide Web pages usually containing hyperlinks to each other and made available online by an individual, company, educational institution, government, or organization

Examples of website in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sheehans, through Maureen’s father, Domero Cortelli, got into the beer game during the Depression, delivering Budweiser in Southeastern Massachusetts, according to a company history on its website. Larry Edelman,, "Sons sue Duxbury beer baron Jerry Sheehan, claim he tapped company funds for personal use," 3 Jan. 2021 Hong Kong's judiciary on Tuesday uploaded a 19-page judgment on its website, laying out the reasons why High Court Justice Alex Lee had granted Lai bail. Arkansas Online, "Hong Kong activist returned to custody," 2 Jan. 2021 For those who wish to stay home, the Friends of Heublein Tower have a virtual tour available on their website, as well as online resources about the tower’s history. Amanda Blanco,, "State park First Day Hikes program goes virtual, self-guided for New Year’s 2021," 1 Jan. 2021 Mike Feuer has asked the event website Eventbrite to take down invitations to parties on New Year’s Eve. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, "Garcetti urges L.A. residents to stay home on New Year’s Eve, LAPD vows to crack down on gatherings," 31 Dec. 2020 Meiji Shrine in downtown Tokyo, which attracts millions of people every year during New Year holidays and is usually open all night on New Year’s Eve, will close its doors at 4 p.m. on Dec. 31 this year, the shrine announced on its website. Time, "2020 Is Finally Ending, but New Year's Revelries Are Muted by the Coronavirus," 31 Dec. 2020 In January and February, customers will not have to pay any overage fees, Xfinity says on its website. Ben Leonard,, "Comcast’s Xfinity to add fees for customers not on an unlimited data plan starting in January," 31 Dec. 2020 On its website, the data-crunching analyst reported that in the 35-44 age group, spending on books was up 74% over 2019, the largest overall spending increase across entertainment. USA Today, "2021 has to be better for Hollywood, because it can’t get any worse," 30 Dec. 2020 Remember that Bob Staake is offering his original work for the Invitational from over the past 27 years — both pencil sketches and finished pen-and-ink versions — to the Loser Community at this special page on his website: Washington Post, "Style Conversational Week 1417: Auld Lang sign-off," 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of website

1993, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of website was in 1993

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8 Jan 2021

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“Website.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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: a group of World Wide Web pages usually containing links to each other and made available online by an individual, company, or organization

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