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 Curtis votes with Trump 95.1% of the time, right in line with other Utah Republicans in the House, according to the political statistics website FiveThirtyEight. Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "In 3rd District House race, both major candidates had political conversions," 13 Sep. 2020 Parker said the group has since migrated to the website Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth challenger speaks 'unity' at 'Take Back Louisville' event," 12 Sep. 2020 According to the retailer's website, stores will close by the end of September. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Is your Sur La Table closing? The kitchen goods retailer is liquidating more stores by the end of September," 12 Sep. 2020 Aurify traces its roots to a Subway sandwich shop in Walton, New York, where co-chief executives Andy Stern and John Rigos got their start in 2003, according to the company’s website. Steven Church,, "Busted Baker Maison Kayser to Be Sold to Le Pain Quotidien Owner," 11 Sep. 2020 The Franzia Box Wine Backpack, coming to the Franzia website soon, is designed to fit an entire box of wine and includes an opening on the side to give consumers the perfect pour. Georgia Slater,, "Boxed Wine on the Go! Franzia Is Selling a Backpack That Dispenses an Entire Box of Wine," 11 Sep. 2020 Three Regal movie theaters in Anchorage — at the Dimond Center, at the Regal Totem in East Anchorage and at Tikahtnu Commons — are now also open to the public, according to the Regal website. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage movie theaters reopening with pandemic precautions in place," 10 Sep. 2020 Kentucky residents from any county can now apply for REAL ID licenses at the regional licensing office at 8120 Dream Street Suite A, Florence, according to Kentucky's REAL ID website. Chris Mayhew, The Enquirer, "Northern Kentucky now has a REAL ID licensing office," 10 Sep. 2020 Job postings have leveled off in the past month, according to the employment website Indeed. Arkansas Online, "U.S. layoffs remain elevated as 884,000 seek jobless aid," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of website

1993, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“Website.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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