[ hahy-per-lingk ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to create digital connections between web pages or between elements on web pages using hypertext, or to have such links on or to a web page or electronic document: an extensively hyperlinked document.

verb (used without object)
  1. to have, establish, or follow a connection from one web page or one object to another: The app hyperlinks to content from social media feeds.I want to hyperlink from the table of contents to the specific articles in the newsletter.From their web page, you can hyperlink to employment sites.

Origin of hyperlink

First recorded in 1990–95; hyper- + link1 (in the computer sense)

word story For hyperlink

See internet.

Words Nearby hyperlink

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How to use hyperlink in a sentence

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

    The Illegal-Donor Loophole | Peter Schweizer, Peter J. Boyer | October 8, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • On Facebook, down beneath the original post, right there next to the time stamp, lies a hyperlink that reads, "Report Note."

  • Page 249, reference to Mill: there is no such article; the article Sugar has a part on mills, to which the hyperlink points.

  • A hyperlink has also been provided, linking each of these games to its PGN format.

    The Blue Book of Chess | Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • In some cases the hyperlink will point to the first of a number of illustrations listed under a single name.

    Gunnery in 1858 | William Greener
  • hyperlink cross-references are provided to pages in this volume only.

    Lachesis Lapponica | Carl von Linn
  • Larger images of fulls-page maps are available by using the hyperlink added to the caption.

British Dictionary definitions for hyperlink


/ (ˈhaɪpəˌlɪŋk) /

  1. 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

  1. (tr) to link (files) in this way

  • Often shortened to: link

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Scientific definitions for hyperlink


[ pər-lĭngk′ ]

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Cultural definitions for hyperlink


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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