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 Before donating to any group that reached out by email or text, check their website or look to see if they're registered as a charity or campaign. David Klepper, Star Tribune, "Scammers seize on US election, but it's not votes they want," 16 Oct. 2020 Check out the Music Mends Minds website and see how to help. Laura Klairmont, CNN, "Music Mends Minds: A CNN Hero's mission finds a new need during the pandemic," 15 Oct. 2020 For more information, check out the event website at Jeff Forward, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands recycling event changes format due to COVID," 15 Oct. 2020 Things are changing every day, so call the restaurant, check its website or look through a delivery app before venturing out. Will Coviello,, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 Garland residents who reside in Collin County are advised to check the Collin County electoral website for information on polling locations. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "When and where to vote in Garland for the 2020 elections, including early voting and on Election Day in November," 12 Oct. 2020 Before visiting The Barn, people are encouraged to check its website for any changes necessitated by the new coronavirus. Jeanne Houck, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati-area landmarks star in art exhibit," 11 Oct. 2020 Jacobs is among those scheduled to take part in a Q&A; check the festival website for updates. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "23 movies you should check out at the all-online 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival, and how you can watch them," 7 Oct. 2020 In the weeks leading up to Election Day, most of the vote centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can check the county's website for the correct times for each week and center. Jen Fifield, The Arizona Republic, "Voting starts Wednesday in Maricopa County. Here are all the ways you can cast your ballot," 6 Oct. 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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22 Oct 2020

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“Website.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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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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