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.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    page1  (pāj), 
    n., v., paged, pag•ing. 

    n. 
  • Printingone side of a leaf of something printed or written, as a book, manuscript, or letter.
  • Printingthe entire leaf of such a printed or written thing:He tore out one of the pages.
  • Printinga single sheet of paper for writing.
  • a noteworthy or distinctive event or period: a reign that formed a gloomy page in English history.
  • PrintingPrint. the type set and arranged for a page.
  • [Computers.]
    • 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.
  • Computing[Computers.]See Web page.

  • v.t. 
  • Printingto paginate.
  • to turn pages (usu. fol. by through):to page through a book looking for a specific passage.
  • Etymology:
    • Latin pāgina column of writing, akin to pangere to fix, make fast
    • Middle French
    • 1580–90

    page2  (pāj), 
    n., v., paged, pag•ing. 

    n. 
  • a boy servant or attendant.
  • Governmenta youth in attendance on a person of rank or, in medieval times, a youth being trained for knighthood.
  • Governmentan attendant or employee, usually in uniform, who carries messages, ushers guests, runs errands, etc.
  • Governmenta person employed by a legislature to carry messages and run errands for the members, as in the U.S. Congress.

  • v.t. 
  • 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.
  • Electricityto control (an electrical appliance, machine, etc.) remotely by means of an electronic signal.
  • to attend as a page.
  • Etymology:
    • ?
    • Old French
    • Middle English (noun, nominal) 1250–1300

    Page  (pāj), 
    n. 
    1. Monarchy Thomas Nelson, 1853–1922, U.S. novelist and diplomat.
    2. Monarchy Walter Hines, 1855–1918, U.S. journalist, editor, and diplomat.

    page, +n. 
    Computing[Computers.]See Web page (in this section).


    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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