a ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.
Digital Technology.
a link to a website address saved electronically in a browser to facilitate quick access to the Web page.
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
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bookmark (ˈbʊkˌmɑːk)
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
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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Word Origin & History

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