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 Zapata’s tribute page is one of about 20 active campaigns on the crowdfunding website in memory of San Diego County people who recently lost their lives to COVID. San Diego Union-Tribune, "GoFundMe pages reveal hidden stories of loss," 21 Feb. 2021 The utility-tracking website estimated that rolling blackouts left as many as 4.2 million Texans without power on Tuesday, though that number had dropped to just over 192,200 by Friday morning. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "As ice from winter storm thaws, southern pool owners wait to learn extent of damage," 20 Feb. 2021 Gilson can be reached through his website Gary Gilson, Star Tribune, "Focus on precision in your writing," 20 Feb. 2021 Direct-to-consumer website orders, which previously had accounted for only 20% of her business, rose to up to 60%. Rory Satran, WSJ, "Kamala Harris’s Jewelry Shines a Light on Designer Irene Neuwirth," 20 Feb. 2021 The request received interest by Nov. 15, 2019, but the website does not include updates on developer selection. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Legislation would allow Cuyahoga County to form an county-owned energy company for ‘microgrid’," 19 Feb. 2021 Owners can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall website to find out if their vehicle is affected. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "2021 Ford Bronco Sport Recalled over Loose Rear Suspension," 19 Feb. 2021 Now, in mid-February, the website Transathlete counts 21 states considering trans-exclusionary legislation specific to sports. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, "The Mothers Leading the Battle Against Trans Student Athletes," 19 Feb. 2021 Using the city's website for scheduling appointments, Milwaukee employees were able to jump to the head of the line to get a COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of their age, health or job title. Daniel Bice, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bice: 'Glitch' let Milwaukee workers jump to the head of the line for COVID-19 vaccines, regardless of age or health," 19 Feb. 2021

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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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25 Feb 2021

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“Website.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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