follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

bookmark

[boo k-mahrk] /ˈbʊkˌmɑrk/
noun
1.
a ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.
2.
3.
Digital Technology.
  1. a link to a website address saved electronically in a browser to facilitate quick access to the Web page.
  2. 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
1860-1865
1860-65; book + mark1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for bookmarking

bookmark

/ˈbʊkˌmɑːk/
noun
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)
  1. an address for a website stored on a computer so that the user can easily return to the site
  2. an identifier placed in a document so that part of the document can be accessed easily
verb
3.
(transitive) (computing)
  1. to identify and store (a website) so that one can return to it easily
  2. to place a bookmark in (a document)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for bookmarking
bookmark
1862, from book + mark. Bookmarker is older (1838).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for bookmarking

bookmark

verb

To make a note of something, mentally or in writing •Fr the bookmarking of Web pages


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for bookmark

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bookmarking

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends