bookmark

[ boo k-mahrk ]
/ ˈbʊkˌmɑrk /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. booklouse,
  2. booklover,
  3. bookmaker,
  4. bookmaking,
  5. bookman,
  6. bookmobile,
  7. bookpaper,
  8. bookplate,
  9. bookrack,
  10. bookrest

Origin of bookmark

First recorded in 1860–65; book + mark1

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British Dictionary definitions for bookmark

bookmark

/ (ˈbʊkˌmɑːk) /

noun

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
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

(tr) 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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Word Origin and History for bookmark

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