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

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 … 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 The Democrat-Gazette website,, won Great Plains Website of the Year. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, 6 May 2022 For Archie's second birthday, Harry and Meghan released a statement on their foundation website, Archewell, urging donations for their latest cause, vaccine equity around the world. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 6 May 2022 Kyaruzi owned a video-sharing website,, and was also involved in real estate, Yorke said. Jozsef Papp, ajc, 5 May 2022 To avoid cash flow problems, the couple decided in 2016 to give up their wholesale business and focus only on their own pastry shops and online sales via their website ( and Amazon. San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2022 There’s some excellent information and several CBD products to peruse on their (excessively bright) website. The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 May 2022 Your brand needs to be visible across all platforms, including your website, social media and even in-person interactions with customers. Laurie Ehrbar, Forbes, 4 May 2022 The company didn’t break down the number of subscribers to its digital products including Games, Cooking and Wirecutter, a product-recommendation website, which costs less than the company’s core-news offering. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, 4 May 2022 Naperville was named one of the 10 best cities in the U.S. for book lovers by the website, which provides people with information on single-family rentals, including homes, condominiums, town houses and rent-to-own properties. Suzanne Baker, Chicago Tribune, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of website

1993, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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“Website.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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Web site

variants: or website \ ˈweb-​ˌsīt \

Kids Definition of Web site

: 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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