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This page has 35 definitions of page with English translations in 8 languages. Page is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use page in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: Page, päge, and pagé

English page definition

Page of a Baroque Bible, made between circa 1607 and 1677

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Etymology 1

Via Middle French from Latin pāgina, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-. Doublet of pagina.

Noun

page (plural pages)

  1. One of the many pieces of paper bound together within a book or similar document.
    • 1858 October 16, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Courtship of Miles Standish”, in The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Other Poems, Boston, Mass.: Ticknor and Fields, OCLC 51433663:
      Such was the book from whose pages she sang.
    • 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, “The Evolution of Eyeglasses]”, in American Scientist[1]:
      The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, [] . Scribes, illuminators, and scholars held such stones directly over manuscript pages as an aid in seeing what was being written, drawn, or read.
  2. One side of a paper leaf on which one has written or printed.
  3. (figuratively) Any record or writing; a collective memory.
    the page of history
  4. (typography) The type set up for printing a page.
  5. (computing) A screenful of text and possibly other content.
    • 2003, Maria Langer, Mac OS X 10.2 Advanced, page 44:
      To view man pages for a command: Type man followed by the name of the command (for example, man ls), and press Return. [] To view the next page: Press Spacebar. The manual advances one page (Figure 9).
  6. (Internet) A web page.
  7. (computing) A block of contiguous memory of a fixed length.
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Verb

page (third-person singular simple present pages, present participle paging, simple past and past participle paged)

  1. (transitive) To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript.
  2. (intransitive, often with “through”) To turn several pages of a publication.
    The patient paged through magazines while he waited for the doctor.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with folios.

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Etymology 2

From Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, 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.

Noun

page (plural pages)

  1. (obsolete) A serving boy; a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education.
  2. (Britain) A youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households.
  3. (US, Canada) A boy or girl employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body.
  4. (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.
  5. A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman’s dress from the ground.
  6. A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
  7. A message sent to someone's pager.
    • 1991, Stephen King, Needful Things:
      Before he could bring it down, the pager clipped to his belt went off. [] If you were a lawyer or a business executive, maybe you could afford to ignore your pages for a while, but when you were a County Sheriff — and one who was elected rather than appointed — there wasn't much question about priorities.
  8. Any one of several species of colorful South American moths of the genus Urania.

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page (third-person singular simple present pages, present participle paging, simple past and past participle paged)

  1. (transitive) To attend (someone) as a page.
  2. (transitive, US, obsolete in UK) To call or summon (someone).
  3. (transitive) To contact (someone) by means of a pager or other mobile device.
    I’ll be out all day, so page me if you need me.
  4. (transitive) To call (somebody) using a public address system so as to find them.
    An SUV parked me in. Could you please page its owner?
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Dutch page definition

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Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch page, from Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".

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page m (plural pages, diminutive pagetje n)

  1. (historical) page (boy serving a knight or noble, often of the noble estate)
    Synonym: edelknaap
  2. A page, a butterfly of the family Papilionidae.
    Synonyms: ridder, ridderkapel
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  • page” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Middle French page, from Old French page, from Latin pagina.

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page m (plural pages, diminutive pagetje n)

  1. (archaic) page (sheet of paper)
    Synonyms: blad, bladzijde, pagina
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French page definition

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Etymology 1

From Old French page, a borrowing from Latin pāgina (page, strip of papyrus fastened to others).

Noun

page f (plural pages)

  1. page (of a book, etc.)
  2. page, web page

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Etymology 2

From Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".

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page m (plural pages)

  1. page, page boy

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Latin page definition

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pāge

  1. vocative singular of pāgus

Middle English page definition

Etymology

From Old French page

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page

  1. a boy child

Norman page definition

Etymology

From Old French page, from Latin pāgina (page, strip of papyrus fastened to others).

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page f (plural pages)

  1. (Jersey) page

Old French page definition

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Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin pāgina.

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page f (oblique plural pages, nominative singular page, nominative plural pages)

  1. page (one face of a sheet of paper or similar material)
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Etymology 2

Disputed, see page in English above.

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page m (oblique plural pages, nominative singular pages, nominative plural page)

  1. page (youth attending a person of high degree)
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Spanish page definition

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page m (plural pages)

  1. page, pageboy

Swedish page definition

Etymology

From Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".

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page c

  1. page, serving boy

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Declension of page 
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Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative page pagen pager pagerna
Genitive pages pagens pagers pagernas