- a ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.
- a bookplate.
- Digital Technology.
- Also called favorite.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.
- Digital Technology. to create a bookmark for: I bookmarked ten of my favorite blogs.
Origin of bookmark
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Examples from the Web for bookmarks
On bookmarks and voter-instruction sheets, Spanish-speaking voters were told Election Day was Nov. 8—instead of Nov. 6.Latinos, Progressives Suspicious About How Arizona Conducted Election
Terry Greene Sterling
November 21, 2012
The previous two London Olympics—1908 and 1948—are bookmarks in the rise and fall of the British Empire.Take a Bow, London: The Olympics Were a Triumph
August 13, 2012
Many important deliberations take place about mats, pin-cushions, and bookmarks.
- 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
- an address for a website stored on a computer so that the user can easily return to the site
- an identifier placed in a document so that part of the document can be accessed easily
- (tr) computing
- to identify and store (a website) so that one can return to it easily
- to place a bookmark in (a document)
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Word Origin and History for bookmarks
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