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page1 (peɪdʒ)
n , pp
1.  p one side of one of the leaves of a book, newspaper, letter, etc or the written or printed matter it bears
2.  such a leaf considered as a unit: insert a new page
3.  a screenful of information from a website, teletext service, etc, displayed on a television monitor or visual display unit
4.  an episode, phase, or period: a glorious page in the revolution
5.  printing the type as set up for printing a page
vb (foll by through)
6.  another word for paginate
7.  to look through (a book, report, etc); leaf through
[C15: via Old French from Latin pāgina]

page2 (peɪdʒ)
1.  a boy employed to run errands, carry messages, etc, for the guests in a hotel, club, etc
2.  a youth in attendance at official functions or ceremonies, esp weddings
3.  medieval history
 a.  a boy in training for knighthood in personal attendance on a knight
 b.  a youth in the personal service of a person of rank, esp in a royal household: page of the chamber
4.  (in the US) an attendant at Congress or other legislative body
5.  (Canadian) a person employed in the debating chamber of the House of Commons, the Senate, or a legislative assembly to carry messages for members
6.  to call out the name of (a person), esp by a loudspeaker system, so as to give him a message
7.  to call (a person) by an electronic device, such as a pager
8.  to act as a page to or attend as a page
[C13: via Old French from Italian paggio, probably from Greek paidion boy, from pais child]

Page (peɪdʒ)
1.  Sir Earle (Christmas Grafton). 1880--1961, Australian statesman; co-leader, with S. M. Bruce, of the federal government of Australia (1923--29)
2.  Sir Frederick Handley. 1885--1962, English pioneer in the design and manufacture of aircraft

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Word Origin & History

"sheet of paper," 1589 (earlier pagne, 12c., directly from O.Fr.), from M.Fr. page, from O.Fr. pagine, from L. pagina "page, strip of papyrus fastened to others," related to pagella "small page," from pangere "to fasten," from PIE base *pag- "to fix" (see pact). Usually said
to be from the notion of individual sheets of paper "fastened" into a book. Ayto offers an alternative theory: vines fastened by stakes and formed into a trellis, which led to sense of "columns of writing on a scroll." When books replaced scrolls, the word continued to be used. Page-turner "book that one can't put down" is from 1974.

"youth, lad, boy of the lower orders," c.1300, originally also "youth preparing to be a knight," from O.Fr. page, possibly via It. paggio, from M.L. pagius "servant," perhaps ult. from Gk. paidion "boy, lad," dim. of pais (gen. paidos) "child;" but some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead
L. pagus "countryside," in sense of "boy from the rural regions" (see pagan). Meaning "youth employed as a personal attendant to a person of rank" is first recorded c.1460; this was transf. from late 18c. to boys who did personal errands in hotels, clubs, etc., also in U.S. legislatures. The verb (1904) is from the notion of "to send a page after" someone. Pager "device that emits a signal when activated by a telephone call" is first attested 1968.
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