HyperText Markup Language: a set of standards, a variety of SGML, used to tag the elements of a hypertext document. It is the standard protocol for formatting and displaying documents on the World Wide Web.Compare http. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for html

Contemporary Examples of html

Historical Examples of html

  • A linked contents was included for this html edition to aid the reader.

    Hurlbut's Bible Lessons

    Rev. Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

  • These have been kept in the html version to align the page numbers.

    Scottish Ghost Stories

    Elliott O'Donnell

  • Some compromises had to be made in laying out this html version.

    All Round the Year

    Edith Nesbit

  • The first title page was placed before this list for this html edition.

    Peter Cooper

    Rossiter W. Raymond

  • The original appearance and wording is reproduced in the html version.

    Domesticated Animals

    Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

British Dictionary definitions for html


abbreviation for

hypertext markup language: a text description language that is used for electronic publishing, esp on the Internet
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Word Origin and History for html


1992, standing for Hypertext Markup Language.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for html



A markup language used to structure text and multimedia documents and to set up hypertext links between documents, used extensively on the World Wide Web.
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Culture definitions for html


An abbreviation for Hypertext Markup Language. This is the basic format for language that is used to construct the World Wide Web.

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