- one side of a leaf of something printed or written, as a book, manuscript, or letter.
- the entire leaf of such a printed or written thing: He tore out one of the pages.
- a single sheet of paper for writing.
- a noteworthy or distinctive event or period: a reign that formed a gloomy page in English history.
- Printing. the type set and arranged for a page.
- a relatively small block of main or secondary storage, up to about 1024 words.
- a block of program instructions or data stored in main or secondary storage.
- (in word processing) a portion of a document.
- web page.
- to paginate.
- to turn pages (usually followed by through): to page through a book looking for a specific passage.
- on the same page, Informal. (of two or more people) having a similar understanding or way of thinking: Parents should be on the same page about raising their children.
Origin of page1
- a boy servant or attendant.
- a youth in attendance on a person of rank or, in medieval times, a youth being trained for knighthood.
- an attendant or employee, usually in uniform, who carries messages, ushers guests, runs errands, etc.
- a person employed by a legislature to carry messages and run errands for the members, as in the U.S. Congress.
- to summon formally by calling out the name of repeatedly: He had his father paged in the hotel lobby.
- to summon or alert by electronic pager.
- to control (an electrical appliance, machine, etc.) remotely by means of an electronic signal.
- to attend as a page.
Origin of page2
- Thomas Nelson,1853–1922, U.S. novelist and diplomat.
- Walter Hines,1855–1918, U.S. journalist, editor, and diplomat.
Related Words for pagebeep, leaf, surface, signature, side, folio, verso, recto, servant, youth, attendant, bellhop, equerry, announce, seek, call, summon, count, check, number
Examples from the Web for page
Contemporary Examples of page
I noticed a picture of her daughter, who was my classmate, and out of curiosity visited her page.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West
IranWire, Shima Sharabi
January 1, 2015
Some of them are taking a page from Sheryl Sandberg and reaching back to help others.The Women Battling an Islamist Strongman
December 22, 2014
The opening of the battle narrative begins on—get this—page 266!Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
Grisham offered condolences to members on his Facebook page.Open-Carry Militia Mom ‘Murders’ Family
December 16, 2014
The accompanying 184 page catalogue includes 154 photos, of which 150 have not previously been published.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of page
The story was there recorded in black and white on the page written by Helen Morris.Within the Law
As he drove up the Street, he glanced across at the Page house.
It was the first time she had known that K. lived in the Page house.
First some will ask the meaning of a name at the head of my page.The Roof of France
From almost any page of his books an example might be taken.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
- plural pp one side of one of the leaves of a book, newspaper, letter, etc or the written or printed matter it bearsAbbreviation: p
- such a leaf considered as a unitinsert a new page
- a screenful of information from a website, teletext service, etc, displayed on a television monitor or visual display unit
- an episode, phase, or perioda glorious page in the revolution
- printing the type as set up for printing a page
- another word for paginate
- (intr foll by through) to look through (a book, report, etc); leaf through
Word Origin for page
- a boy employed to run errands, carry messages, etc, for the guests in a hotel, club, etc
- a youth in attendance at official functions or ceremonies, esp weddings
- medieval history
- a boy in training for knighthood in personal attendance on a knight
- a youth in the personal service of a person of rank, esp in a royal householdpage of the chamber
- (in the US) an attendant at Congress or other legislative body
- Canadian a person employed in the debating chamber of the House of Commons, the Senate, or a legislative assembly to carry messages for members
- to call out the name of (a person), esp by a loudspeaker system, so as to give him a message
- to call (a person) by an electronic device, such as a pager
- to act as a page to or attend as a page
Word Origin for page
- Sir Earle (Christmas Grafton). 1880–1961, Australian statesman; co-leader, with S. M. Bruce, of the federal government of Australia (1923–29)
- Sir Frederick Handley. 1885–1962, English pioneer in the design and manufacture of aircraft
"sheet of paper," 1580s, from Middle French page, from Old French pagene "page, text" (12c.), from Latin pagina "page, leaf of paper, strip of papyrus fastened to others," related to pagella "small page," from pangere "to fasten," from PIE root *pag- "to fix" (see pact).
Earlier pagne (12c.), directly from Old French. Usually said to be from the notion of individual sheets of paper "fastened" into a book. Ayto and Watkins offer an alternative theory: vines fastened by stakes and formed into a trellis, which led to sense of "columns of writing on a scroll." When books replaced scrolls, the word continued to be used. Related: Paginal. Page-turner "book that one can't put down" is from 1974.
"youth, lad, boy of the lower orders," c.1300, originally also "youth preparing to be a knight," from Old French page "a youth, page, servant" (13c.), possibly via Italian paggio (Barnhart), from Medieval Latin pagius "servant," perhaps ultimately from Greek paidion "boy, lad," diminutive of pais (genitive paidos) "child."
But OED considers this unlikely and points instead to Littré's suggestion of a source in Latin pagus "countryside," in sense of "boy from the rural regions" (see pagan). Meaning "youth employed as a personal attendant to a person of rank" is first recorded mid-15c.; this was transferred from late 18c. to boys who did personal errands in hotels, clubs, etc., also in U.S. legislatures.
"to summon or call by name," 1904, from page (n.2), on the notion of "to send a page after" someone. Related: Paged; paging.
"to turn pages," 1620s, from page (n.1). Related: Paged; paging.