bookmarking

bookmark

[book-mahrk]
noun
1.
a ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.
2.
3.
Digital Technology.
a.
a link to a website address saved electronically in a browser to facilitate quick access to the Web page.
b.
an electronic pointer created in a computer file to facilitate quick access to a specific part of the text.
verb (used with object)
4.
Digital Technology. to create a bookmark for: I bookmarked ten of my favorite blogs.

Origin:
1860–65; book + mark1

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bookmark (ˈbʊkˌmɑːk)
 
n
1.  Also called: bookmarker a strip or band of some material, such as leather or ribbon, put between the pages of a book to mark a place
2.  computing
 a.  an address for a website stored on a computer so that the user can easily return to the site
 b.  an identifier placed in a document so that part of the document can be accessed easily
 
vb
3.  (tr) computing
 a.  to identify and store (a website) so that one can return to it easily
 b.  to place a bookmark in (a document)

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bookmark
1862, from book + mark. Bookmarker is older (1838).
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