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[boo k-mahrk] /ˈbʊkˌmɑrk/
a ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.
Digital Technology.
  1. Also called favorite. 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)
Digital Technology. to create a bookmark for:
I bookmarked ten of my favorite blogs.
1860-65; book + mark1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bookmark
  • My goal is to bookmark your site and keep checking get you started.
  • The app has a simple, clean interface which allows you to customize the display fonts and bookmark articles.
  • Until then, feel free to bookmark the page and use it to find the webcam of your choice.
  • It's one social network, one part digital scrapbook and one part browser bookmark bar.
British Dictionary definitions for bookmark


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
  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
(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
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Contemporary definitions for bookmark

to record the location (URL) of a favorite Web site to allow quick access in the future


She bookmarked several news pages for reading them each morning.

Usage Note

computing; bookmarked, bookmarking; bookmark n's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for bookmark

also book-mark, 1840, from book (n.) + mark (n.1). Bookmarker is older (1838). As a verb, by 1900. Related: Bookmarked; bookmarking.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bookmark



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.
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bookmark in Technology

World-Wide Web
A user's reference to a document on the World-Wide Web or other hypermedia system, usually in the form of a URL and a title or comment string.
Most World-Wide Web and Gopher browsers can save and load a file of bookmarks to allow you to quickly locate documents to which you want to refer again.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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