WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
page1 /peɪdʒ/USA pronunciation n., v., paged, pag•ing.

n. [countable]
  • Printingone side, or both sides, of a sheet of something printed or written, as a book or letter:How many pages are there in this book?
  • an important event or period:a bright page in English history.
    • a block of computer memory up to 4,096 bytes long.

    v. 
  • page through, [+ through + object] to turn pages of (a book).

  • page2 /peɪdʒ/USA pronunciation n., v., paged, pag•ing.

    n. [countable]
  • a boy servant or attendant.
  • Governmentan employee who carries messages, etc., as in a legislature.

  • v. [+ object]
  • to summon (a person) by calling out his or her name, as over a public-address system:He must be somewhere at the airport; let's see if we can page him.
  • to summon or alert by electronic pager:The doctor was paged repeatedly.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    pp abbreviation for
    1. past participle
    2. (in formal correspondence) per pro
    3. privately printed
    symbol for
    1. pianissimo: an instruction to play very quietly
    Etymology: (sense 2) Latin per procurationem: by delegation to
    In formal correspondence, when Brenda Smith is signing on behalf of Peter Jones, she should write Peter Jones pp (or per pro) Brenda Smith, not the other way about
    pp, PP abbreviation for
    1. parcel post
    2. prepaid
    3. post-paid
    4. (in prescriptions) post prandium
    Etymology: Latin: after a meal



    PP abbreviation for
    1. Parish Priest
    2. past President



    p. abbreviation for
    1. ( pl pp) page
    2. part
    3. participle
    4. past
    5. per
    6. post
    7. pro
    Etymology: (sense 6) Latin: after
    Etymology: (sense 7) Latin: in favour of; for



    page /peɪdʒ/ n
    1. ( pl pp) one side of one of the leaves of a book, newspaper, letter, etc or the written or printed matter it bears
    2. such a leaf considered as a unit
    3. a screenful of information from a website, teletext service, etc, displayed on a television monitor or visual display unit
    4. an episode, phase, or period: a glorious page in the revolution
    vb
    1. another word for paginate
    Etymology: 15th Century: via Old French from Latin pāgina
    page /peɪdʒ/ n
    1. a boy employed to run errands, carry messages, etc, for the guests in a hotel, club, etc
    2. a youth in attendance at official functions or ceremonies, esp weddings
    3. a boy in training for knighthood in personal attendance on a knight
    4. a youth in the personal service of a person of rank, esp in a royal household
    vb (transitive)
    1. to call out the name of (a person), esp by a loudspeaker system, so as to give him a message
    2. to call (a person) by an electronic device, such as a pager
    3. to act as a page to or attend as a page
    Etymology: 13th Century: via Old French from Italian paggio, probably from Greek paidion boy, from pais child



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