- IPA: /peɪdʒ/, X-SAMPA: /peIdZ/
- Rhymes: -eɪdʒ
- ( Tasmanian ) IPA: /paːʒ/
- One of the many pieces of paper bound together within a book or similar document .
- One side of a paper leaf on which one has written or printed .
- A figurative record or writing; a collective memory .
- ( typography ) The type set up for printing a leaf .
- ( Internet ) A web page .
- ( computing ) A block of contiguous memory of a fixed length .
- ( obsolete ) A serving boy – a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education .
- ( UK ) A youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households .
- ( US ) A boy employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body .
- ( in libraries ) The common name given to an employee whose main purpose is to replace materials that have either been checked out or otherwise moved, back to their shelves .
- A boy child .
- A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman’s dress from the ground .
- A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack .
- Any one of several species of colorful South American moths of the genus Urania .
- ( transitive ) To attend ( someone ) as a page .
- ( transitive, US, obsolete in UK ) To call or summon ( someone ) .
- ( transitive ) To contact ( someone ) by means of a pager .
- ( transitive ) To call ( somebody ) using a public address system so as to find them .
Via Old French from Latin pāgina .
From Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius ( “servant” ), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον ( paidion, “boy, lad” ), from παῖς ( pais, “child” ); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus ( “countryside” ), in sense of "boy from the rural regions". Used in English from the 13th century onwards .
Explanation of page by Wordnet Dictionary
- Page ( pāj ), n. [F., fr. It. paggio, LL. pagius, fr. Gr. παιδίον, dim. of παῖς, παιδός, a boy, servant; perh. akin to L. puer. Cf. Pedagogue, Puerile.]
1. A serving boy; formerly, a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education; now commonly, in England, a youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households; in the United States, a boy or girl employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body. Prior to 1960 only boys served as pages in the United States Congress
He had two pages of honor -- on either hand one. Bacon.
2. A boy child. [Obs.] Chaucer.
3. A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman's dress from the ground.
4. ( Brickmaking ) A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
5. ( Zool. ) Any one of several species of beautiful South American moths of the genus Urania.
- page, v. t.
1. To attend ( one ) as a page. [Obs.] Shak.
2. To call out a person's name in a public place, so as to deliver a message, as in a hospital, restaurant, etc.
3. To call a person on a pager.
- Page, n. [F., fr. L. pagina; prob. akin to pagere, pangere, to fasten, fix, make, the pages or leaves being fastened together. Cf. Pact, Pageant, Pagination.]
1. One side of a leaf of a book or manuscript.
Such was the book from whose pages she sang. Longfellow.
2. Fig.: A record; a writing; as, “the page of history”.
3. ( Print. ) The type set up for printing a page.
- Page, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paged ( pājd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Paging ( pājĭng ).] To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript; to furnish with folios.
Definition of page by GCIDE Dictionary