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 At Reddit, a popular discussion website, a white co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, stepped down from the board to make way for a black replacement, Michael Seibel, boss of Y Combinator, a startup school. The Economist, "Beyond the pale Will Silicon Valley face up to its diversity problem?," 20 June 2020 Released last year, Wingspan took the tabletop gaming world by storm, getting a writeup on the National Audubon Society website, which is not known for its hardcore gaming coverage. Omar L. Gallaga, USA TODAY, "Board game bonds are much-missed during pandemic," 20 June 2020 The Network's website,, includes information for immediate resources, locally and nationally. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, "As domestic violence reports soar, nonprofits pay for hotel rooms for women seeking refuge," 18 June 2020 Is Beautiful shirt, available now on WebsterX's website (, with all proceeds benefiting community organizations Walnut Way and Leaders Igniting Transformation. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee music performers WebsterX, Lex Allen and Zed Kenzo are leading the Black Is Beautiful Ride Sunday," 18 June 2020 Information about the tunnel at Putin’s residence in Novo-Ogaryovo first appeared on the official website of the Penza region, a province some 340 miles southeast of Moscow where the equipment was manufactured., "Honduras president, first lady test positive for COVID-19," 18 June 2020 The website, Oakland County Moms, has a long list of fireworks cancelations. Kaleb A. Brown, Detroit Free Press, "Many of Michigan's firework displays have been canceled. A few of them will still go on.," 18 June 2020 The orchestra has been adding audio and video recordings to its website,, and groups of musicians have been playing informal concerts outside homes and apartment complexes. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Dallas Symphony sets staff furloughs, salary cuts," 17 June 2020 The apology was posted on The Woolworth’s website, Facebook page and Instagram account. Mary Colurso |, al, "Birmingham bar cancels ‘racist’ dress code after social media outcry," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of website

1993, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Website.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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