verb (used with object)

to create hyperlinks in or to: an extensively hyperlinked document.

verb (used without object)

to follow a hyperlink: From their web page, you can hyperlink to employment sites.

Origin of hyperlink


Word story

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Examples from the Web for hyperlink

Contemporary Examples of hyperlink

  • For example, an Obama campaign official posting ended up on Arabic Facebook, complete with a hyperlink to a donation page.

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    The Illegal-Donor Loophole

    Peter Schweizer, Peter J. Boyer

    October 8, 2012

  • On Facebook, down beneath the original post, right there next to the time stamp, lies a hyperlink that reads, "Report Note."

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    My Facebook War With Palin

    Brian Ries

    July 23, 2010

Historical Examples of hyperlink

British Dictionary definitions for hyperlink



a word, phrase, picture, icon, etc, in a computer document on which a user may click to move to another part of the document or to another document


(tr) to link (files) in this way
Often shortened to: link
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for hyperlink

by 1987, from hyper- + link (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

hyperlink in Science



See link.
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hyperlink in Culture


A way of connecting different Web pages together on the Internet. A hyperlink is a word or graphic display on one Web page that allows a computer to shift to another related Web page. Also called a link.

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