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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. 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)
4.
Digital Technology. to create a bookmark for:
I bookmarked ten of my favorite blogs.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; book + mark1
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Examples from the web for bookmarks
  • The same applies to bookmarks: no need to change them.
  • Millions of bookmarks were added in the first day, imported by thousands of new paying customers.
  • My team's response to this reality is not to simply add another well-meaning blog or two to your already-overflowing bookmarks.
  • Additionally, you can choose whether these bookmarks appear as read or unread.
  • And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.
  • Moments of unscripted behavior good and bad, but mostly bad capture our attention and become bookmarks of our times.
  • If you have this page on our list of favorites or bookmarks, please change your listing.
  • Please don't forget to change your browser's bookmarks or favorites links to cities you are interested in.
  • They are bookmarks and include a panoply of chair designs that would sit ever so nicely on any chair-fancier's favorite book page.
British Dictionary definitions for bookmarks

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)
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Contemporary definitions for bookmarks
noun

See hotlist

verb

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

Examples

She bookmarked several news pages for reading them each morning.

Usage Note

computing; bookmarked, bookmarking; bookmark n

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Word Origin and History for bookmarks

bookmark

n.

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 bookmarks

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.
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