Definition of Facebook in English:

Facebook

verb

[no object]
  • 1Spend 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.’
    • ‘Former members, including some who never made it through training, are contacting each other: phoning, emailing, Facebooking just to talk about Sparky.’
    • ‘She also blogs and Facebooks, or whatever the verb is.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘People are digging and Twittering, and Facebooking, and MySpace-ing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Are you twittering and facebooking?’
    • ‘I was facebooking a lot between chapters also.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Right now, Serena and I are watching a Christmas movie, while blogging, facebooking, emailing.’
    • ‘Public sector workers in particular have been warned off Facebooking on the job so they're not seen to be wasting public money.’
    • ‘They haven't Facebooked.’
    • ‘So in the meantime I will keep Tweeting and Facebooking and Skyping and hope one day to feel connections that are real and true.’
    • ‘They're texting, Facebooking, etc etc, but email?’
    • ‘The day started off slow, breaky, facebooking about the announcement (which is awesome).’
    1. 1.1with object Contact (someone) via Facebook.
      ‘Jean Facebooked me later’
      • ‘We also texted her, and facebooked her.’
      • ‘Here in Athens, GA (college town) it has become the social norm to ask people if you can facebook them.’
      • ‘Most of all, I'm touched by the warm messages of support from the people who've written in, Twittered, and Facebooked me.’
      • ‘Instead me and Al just commented on the whole class via facebooking each other from right next to one another.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘These people who are Facebooking me are the same people who wrote any of these messages that reference my super-lame jokes.’
      • ‘Did I do something naughty I don't know about and am being Facebooked to death as a result?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘So, People of Highschool, feel free to continue Facebooking me.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
    2. 1.2with object Post (information or a piece of data) on Facebook.
      ‘I just Facebooked the link to this video’
      • ‘I would not have known that Karina had written it unless someone had Facebooked it.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Facebook

/ˈfeɪsbʊk/