web·​site ˈweb-ˌsīt How to pronounce website (audio)
variants or Web site or less commonly web site
plural websites or Web sites also web sites
: 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
… call our toll-free number or visit our website.advertisement in The New York Times Magazine
… the NHL's official Web site will be enhanced with what the league promises will be a much greater search capacity and a larger statistical database.Sports Illustrated
also : a service or business that operates via a particular website
I figured if I could get a website to take a chance on somebody who only had print experience, but had connections and was really good at writing and reporting, then I would be set. Dara Prant
The Ankeny-based software engineer created Vaccine Hunter, a website that aggregates available vaccine appointments at hundreds of vaccine providers across the state and publishes them automatically online. Michaela Ramm

Examples of website in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Government websites still put the cost at about $340 million. Lulu Ramadan, ProPublica, 24 Sep. 2023 Faith in Florida’s website now greets visitors with a pop-up message imploring them to sign the pledge. Brittany Shammas, Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2023 Via Carota also has a line of craft cocktails for a ready to drink experience at home available on their website. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 According to their website, that is a six-year program. Los Angeles Times, 23 Sep. 2023 However, the board referred NBC News to the public license search portion of its website, where disciplinary action is viewable. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, 23 Sep. 2023 As with the 4chan message boards, GamerGate websites, Stormfront, 8chan, and 8kun, there is a playbook at work here. WIRED, 22 Sep. 2023 For more information on the full program, visit the conference website. Terry Flores, Variety, 22 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, website visits to ChatGPT dropped for the third month in a row in August, creating pressure for large tech companies to sustain popular interest in the tools and to find new enterprise applications and revenue models for generative AI products. Jennifer Korn, CNN, 22 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of website was in 1993

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“Website.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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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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