Definition of Facebook in English:

Facebook

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1 Spend time using the social networking website Facebook:

    ‘If the boss knew how much time you spent shopping online or Facebooking, do you think he or she would be happy?’
    • ‘So I had a pretty bludgy night facebooking and such to fill in time.’
    • ‘People are digging and Twittering, and Facebooking, and MySpace-ing.’
    • ‘Former members, including some who never made it through training, are contacting each other: phoning, emailing, Facebooking just to talk about Sparky.’
    • ‘The day started off slow, breaky, facebooking about the announcement (which is awesome).’
    • ‘They're texting, Facebooking, etc etc, but email?’
    • ‘Are you twittering and facebooking?’
    • ‘Right now, Serena and I are watching a Christmas movie, while blogging, facebooking, emailing.’
    • ‘Between blogging, tweeting, Facebooking and updating a LinkedIn profile, it's a wonder how a business owner has any time to answer e-mails and phone calls, much less run a company.’
    • ‘Over the entire festival I was subject to people taking flash photography, giggling, talking loudly, sending and receiving text messages, facebooking and even having a full phone conversation, all of which must have ruined entire performances for those nearby.’
    • ‘They haven't Facebooked.’
    • ‘And I've just been hanging out in the house blogging, facebooking, emailing, texting, reading, chatting on my cell, taking pictures, and playing with the baby kittens.’
    • ‘So in the meantime I will keep Tweeting and Facebooking and Skyping and hope one day to feel connections that are real and true.’
    • ‘I think it's meant to provoke a reaction to a classroom full of students at Columbia University Facebooking and GMailing and IMing instead of paying attention in class.’
    • ‘I was facebooking a lot between chapters also.’
    • ‘Public sector workers in particular have been warned off Facebooking on the job so they're not seen to be wasting public money.’
    • ‘She also blogs and Facebooks, or whatever the verb is.’
    1. 1.1[with object] Contact (someone) via Facebook:
      ‘Jean Facebooked me later’
      • ‘The first person who tweets me or Facebooks me a picture of it in an airport, I'm going to send you a free copy, autographed.’
      • ‘Here in Athens, GA (college town) it has become the social norm to ask people if you can facebook them.’
      • ‘I think its important to emphasize that you've described a consumer device / application that works great for Twittering your friends, or Facebooking your girlfriend or typing a note to Grandma - but not necessarily a business tool.’
      • ‘Instead me and Al just commented on the whole class via facebooking each other from right next to one another.’
      • ‘Added to this, a friend from my primary school, who I've not talked to for 18 years, Facebooked me today to arrange a coffee catch up.’
      • ‘I was also beginning to wonder if anyone was actually reading my blog, but then my friend Jessica M. Facebooked me and commented that I really needed to post something new.’
      • ‘Eventually you'll have a pretend online account where you talk to your friends in a cyber world instead of facebooking them instead of talking to them.’
      • ‘Did I do something naughty I don't know about and am being Facebooked to death as a result?’
      • ‘We also texted her, and facebooked her.’
      • ‘Most of all, I'm touched by the warm messages of support from the people who've written in, Twittered, and Facebooked me.’
      • ‘So, People of Highschool, feel free to continue Facebooking me.’
      • ‘These people who are Facebooking me are the same people who wrote any of these messages that reference my super-lame jokes.’
    2. 1.2[with object] Post (information or a piece of data) on Facebook:
      ‘I just Facebooked the link to this video’
      • ‘When my wife passed it on to one of her friends, she passed it along to her friend, who lives in the neighborhood, and she Facebooked it back to my wife.’
      • ‘So now I'm tweeting and facebooking where my next stop is going to be and I'm telling them how long it's going to take me to get there.’
      • ‘I would not have known that Karina had written it unless someone had Facebooked it.’

Origin

Early 21st century: from Facebook, the proprietary name of the social networking website.

Pronunciation:

Facebook

/ˈfeɪsbʊk/