Main definitions of page in English

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noun

  • 1One side of a sheet of paper in a collection of sheets bound together, especially as a book, magazine, or newspaper.

    • ‘Illustrations on a book cover or the inside pages of a magazine often go well with the readers, attracting their attention.’
    • ‘The book includes 90 pages of photographs from the national collection which have never been published previously.’
    • ‘These are cartoons from the centre pages of the papers, indicating an era when the best English cricketers were proper household names.’
    • ‘Better to work quietly behind the scenes on the things that make a big impact on the balance sheet rather than on the pages of national newspapers.’
    • ‘This substantial collection of 105 pages of poems is not related as a narrative, but as a variety of incidents from different lives.’
    • ‘Inside were pages of paper with text clipped from newspapers and magazines.’
    • ‘They were done on scraps of paper, mainly pages torn from magazines, and they were accompanied by writing, either in the form of titles of the work or as more extended commentaries.’
    • ‘What made him pen this immense book (382 folio pages in the original Turkish) and how on earth did he find the time?’
    • ‘Archivists scour the collection for relevant pages, then conduct three separate reviews to see if they might be covered by a special exemption.’
    • ‘He flipped through his geometry book, skimming the pages for any sign of the folded paper that he'd written out his homework onto.’
    • ‘Stuck between the pages of the book was a loose sheet of paper, folded in four, and crisp and white, clearly not old like the book.’
    • ‘The pages of collectors' books bring to life the rich art history of wrapping paper and gift bags.’
    • ‘Doing interviews only takes up time, and he does not care to see his face on the pages of magazines and newspapers.’
    • ‘Indeed, these poems also fit into the definition of poetry given in the first pages of the collection.’
    • ‘Another example of a watermark is the chain-and-wire pattern imbedded in the pages of another book in the MHS collection.’
    • ‘How about having a cup of freshly brewed coffee while leafing through pages of an interesting book?’
    • ‘He took out a battered red book with pages sticking out from the sides and a foreign inscription on the cover.’
    • ‘Only the faintest hint of green remains, the same doubtful color you see in leaves pressed between the pages of a book.’
    • ‘He took out some leaves which had been dried after being pressed between the pages of magazines for a long time.’
    • ‘These are rare times when artists who make images that document and comment on our present are being shown on walls and in the pages of magazines and books.’
    folio, sheet, side, leaf
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    1. 1.1The material written or printed on a page.
      ‘she silently read several pages’
      • ‘She sat down there and then and wrote seven pages of notes.’
      • ‘A read of the thousands of pages of materials left by Sir Henry, his sons, and grandsons shows them in a constant struggle to find meaning in their lives.’
      • ‘Very quickly I printed off what I had written and put the page into my consider pile.’
      • ‘He decided to read the pages he had written before continuing, to correct them of errors and to regain some of the flow of yesterday.’
      • ‘One could write twenty pages expressing one's very life and all for a six penny stamp - a great mental therapy and if a reply came one could set up a counselling service deux-a deux!’
      • ‘I prepared about 35 pages of notes and materials in two bundles.’
      • ‘She flipped through a few pages of hand written material; written in a script only the oldest dragons could understand.’
      • ‘His life should remain a challenge to all who write and read these pages.’
      • ‘Before I started drafting the piece, I sat down and wrote out about two pages of free association, just listing images that fit with two of the themes of the story.’
      • ‘He took some notes on what he had found, and printed out some pages, Williams said.’
      • ‘After writing 10 pages of notes and coming to no conclusions, I looked at the clock and it was 4: 30.’
      • ‘In the past two days I've written over 31 pages of my novel.’
      • ‘It had an addendum page printed in blue, with some late-breaking news.’
      • ‘There are 167 legal-pad pages of notes, written in black fountain pen.’
      • ‘Mr B Brenan and Mr J R Smith who regularly writes to your letters page should also get praised for the work they do.’
      • ‘Not far into it but if you do try reading this make sure you don't miss the fine print on the publisher page.’
      • ‘He has already written 60 pages, picking up where Manchester left off, and has also carefully gone through the author's outline.’
      • ‘She said rural Ireland inspired her and she wrote pages of poetry about the landscape and the people.’
      • ‘Remember that last week you read 1402 pages of academic research and wrote 11 pages.’
      • ‘If you need a more detailed description of the making of a Japanese woodblock print, read the page about Japanese prints.’
    2. 1.2[with modifier]A page of a newspaper or magazine set aside for a particular topic.
      ‘the editorial page’
      • ‘Usually, we devote our editorial pages to the work of established residential architects.’
      • ‘The reason his name leaped out from the fine print of the obit page was the cover art of his Columbia records, which I never forgot.’
      • ‘On the op-ed pages of major newspapers, however, the number of female columnists is roughly that of 25 years ago.’
      • ‘Anybody who reads the editorial page is not for us anyway.’
      • ‘Isn't a newspaper editorial page supposed to give its opinion on whether a nominee is good or not?’
      • ‘We don't do the dainty minuet of the newspaper editorial page.’
      • ‘Photographs of her decadent studio parties regularly graced the society pages of magazines and newspapers.’
      • ‘He also handles the obituary page on the local newspaper.’
      • ‘Overall, I'm confident the great majority of publishers and opinion page editors embrace diversity.’
      • ‘In your May Letters pages, Des Lambert wrote of the Cornish use of the word directly (pronounced dreckly) to convey an impending event.’
      • ‘I'll read the letters page of any newspaper within reach.’
      • ‘I've never gone and given a full blessing to an entire newspaper op-ed page before.’
      • ‘Part of the debate occurred in the public square of newspaper opinion pages and magazines.’
      • ‘They are, essentially, just an extended version of a newspaper editorial page with many varied, individual voices.’
      • ‘The op-ed pages of every newspaper are filled with strong opinions.’
      • ‘Lawyer Richard Potter points out that the odd word said in jest in the gossip pages of newspapers and magazines can also cause legal headaches.’
      • ‘The decision was taken to withhold all advertising from the main broadsheet news pages of the paper.’
      • ‘An article printed on Friday's opinion page in a local newspaper, had also strongly questioned if running is an appropriate first step.’
      • ‘Start reading the business pages of the newspapers, the editorials on topics you hate, weird articles,… anything that is boring.’
      • ‘Banks aren't just the kind of businesses that we read about on the stock market page of the newspaper.’
    3. 1.3Printing
      The type set for the printing of a page.
    4. 1.4Computing
      A section of stored data, especially that which can be displayed on a screen at one time.
      • ‘At last count there were 200,000 pages stored on the company's servers.’
      • ‘The software did everything from resetting Internet start pages to burying computer screens in a flurry of pop-up ads.’
      • ‘The help section on the admin page gives detailed descriptions on how to use the web interface.’
      • ‘You see, in the Tools section there is a page that allows you to look for firmware updates and the like.’
      • ‘The messages are not actually kept in the air: they're stored on an Internet page.’
    5. 1.5A significant episode or period considered as a part of a longer history.
      ‘the inconsistency of this transaction has no parallel on any page of our political history’
      • ‘After this briefest of appearances in the pages of history, the surviving rebels disappeared from public view, wiser, sadder and more discreet.’
      • ‘It is much the same time the Ninth Legion disappears off the page of history.’
      • ‘The last chapter mainly discusses the impact of the Second World War, with the final eight pages briefly mentioning events up to 2002.’
      • ‘Faces engraved in the pages of history have been a favourite subject of the artist.’
      • ‘They faded away in distress, in vain and into the forgotten pages of local history.’
      • ‘Brings back memories of why Edmonton does have its shining moments in the pages of my past and makes me think that a future there wouldn't be that bad a thing either.’
      • ‘However, they may be forgetting one point which is that when history turns a new page, it can't be easily turned back.’
      • ‘This is, therefore, a new page in the history of world empires.’
      • ‘The current team want their page in history and they want to be recognised.’
      • ‘A rare book store which was nearly destroyed in an arson attack has turned a new page in its history.’
      • ‘The present report is an example of the negligent obliteration of a page in the history of human endeavour.’
      • ‘These fighters will all pass into the pages of boxing history in a short period of time.’
      • ‘The festival can be found in the pages of history and this is the place where Emperor Asoka embraced Buddhism.’
      • ‘All of them have left their imprints on the pages of history.’
      • ‘Apart from rounding off a page in history, does it matter any more?’
      • ‘In a way it is perhaps disappointing to think that the only small mark one has made on the fragile page of history is to have danced on a table.’
      • ‘It was over now, a page in history ending almost two years ago.’
      • ‘Thus did Major William Brydon, a Scottish surgeon, make his mark on the pages of history.’
      • ‘Realising that it was mostly the community's men who were well documented in the palace's existing archives, Sarah set about filling in the missing pages of history.’
      • ‘He opens a window into one of the lesser-known pages of military history.’

verb

  • 1[no object] Leaf through (a book, magazine, or newspaper)

    ‘she was paging through an immense pile of Sunday newspapers’
    • ‘In the waiting room, pregnant women paged through magazines.’
    • ‘Finally, a man sits down, bringing more books from his reader's shelf, and begins paging through all of the volumes he's amassed.’
    • ‘I had very little art in school, but taught myself by experimenting, paging through books and magazines, and latching onto any adult who would talk to me about techniques at small local art shows.’
    • ‘In fact, teacher research is essential if students are to avoid wasting valuable time randomly paging through books on art.’
    • ‘I was paging through my diary wondering where to start.’
    • ‘The collection also has one other important feature, which allows a reader to page through each magazine by flipping directly to the cartoons.’
    • ‘The book is so terrible that just paging through it was making me laugh out loud and I knew there was no way I could top the inherent comedy contained in its pages.’
    • ‘I'm finding it more helpful as I go along, easier to locate articles than paging through old magazines, and takes up less space.’
    • ‘One feels very much in the company of Waugh as one pages through the magazine.’
    • ‘The very contours of the yard change with each garden book that I page through.’
    • ‘I begin to understand a little of what old folks are sighing when they page through photos from decades ago of their friends and family: always youthful, always vigorous, never dying.’
    • ‘‘Well, take a look at this,’ he said, holding aloft the magazine he'd been paging through.’
    • ‘He sipped a cup of coffee and paged through a personal planner as he waited.’
    • ‘One diverting question that you can ponder as you page through the book is this: Which of the cars will be among the ‘classics of style and design’ several years hence?’
    • ‘At Target today we went down the camping aisle; Gnat chattered about this and that as she paged through her new coloring book.’
    • ‘Spend a happy hour selecting your books, then idly page through them over a cup of coffee and muffin in the garden.’
    • ‘He also spent a lot of time in the college library, occasionally paging through the numerous chemistry books at his disposal.’
    • ‘The illustrations are often accompanied by explanatory captions which detail information not found in the text and this makes the book interesting to page through.’
    • ‘Although I faithfully page through the pile, I rarely find a story that interests me enough to actually read it.’
    • ‘It's one of those projects that requires paging through endless scripts, man pages and books.’
    1. 1.1Computing
      Move through and display (text) one page at a time.
      • ‘Since the Symbian OS doesn't allow you to create a swap file - memory can't be paged to the memory card, which would be horribly slow in any case - there's no workaround.’
      • ‘To read sequentially, a user simply presses the right arrow (or page down key).’
      • ‘The scroll wheel is a button, and it's surrounded by a bezel that has two more buttons, set to page up and down.’
      • ‘However, if the sort batches are too large, they cause pageins because parts of the sort batch get paged out to swap during sorting.’
      • ‘All basic PDF functions are possible, including scrolling, paging, text searches, bookmarks and page rotation.’
  • 2Computing
    [with object] Divide (a piece of software or data) into sections, keeping the most frequently accessed in main memory and storing the rest in virtual memory.

    • ‘Give each of your Linux machines a bunch of virtual memory, and let the VM hypervisor worry about paging it in and out.’
    • ‘Also, nVidia announced that with the driver release on May 21st, there would be a significant boost in performance during audio operations, as less bandwidth would be taken up due to memory paging optimizations in the drivers.’
    • ‘The users, however, are amazed at how fast the machines run after the paging file matches the memory.’
    • ‘The machine started paging out virtual memory, requests took too long, users got fed up with waiting and clicked on Stop, pressed Esc and tried logging in again until the operator pressed the big red button.’
    • ‘It shows how much virtual memory there is, how much is free and paging activity.’
  • 3[with object] Assign numbers to the pages in (a book or periodical); paginate.

    • ‘Some of the references are incorrectly paged.’
    • ‘But it was a mistake, we think, to have paged the volume by parts independently, instead of consecutively.’

Phrases

  • on the same page

    • (of two or more people) in agreement.

      • ‘Even the closest of allies on the housing issue have yet to show they are completely on the same page.’
      • ‘As pilots, we emphasize aircrew coordination so everyone is on the same page.’
      • ‘I've supported you for nine years, because I thought we were on the same page here.’
      • ‘So make sure you've thought things through and that everyone's on the same page.’
      • ‘Were you guys all instantly on the same page when you came up with the decision to do all this?’
      • ‘With so many young players, it might be difficult to get everybody on the same page.’
      • ‘Politically, we are seldom on the same page, but we seem to agree that this madness has gone far enough.’
      • ‘Make sure everyone is on the same page with everyone else about what needs to be done and who's willing to do it.’
      • ‘Debates stalled for several hours when party members could not get on the same page.’
      • ‘Let me give you some additional insight into what I am talking about so that you know we are both on the same page.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from French, from Latin pagina, from pangere fasten.

Pronunciation:

page

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Main definitions of page in English

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noun

  • 1A young person, usually in uniform, employed in a hotel or other establishment to run errands, open doors, etc.

    • ‘With all my nerves bunching up in my stomach, I walked out my door where an Italian page was waiting, he led me to the back rooms and let me in.’
    • ‘To the front of the composition is a young page serving tea from what is probably the earliest complete depiction of a tea table with all its attendant equipage.’
    errand boy, pageboy, messenger boy
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    1. 1.1A young boy attending a bride at a wedding.
      • ‘He was also a half-brother of you and was a page at that wedding.’
    2. 1.2historical A boy in training for knighthood, ranking next below a squire in the personal service of a knight.
      • ‘As I walked past, all the knights, squires, pages, and others practicing would bow and offer me a kind word.’
      • ‘His first dream was of him in a castle starting his training to become a knight as a page.’
      • ‘Kina's weapon was a staff, and she was put into a group with 15 squires and 30 other pages, that also had staffs.’
      • ‘In times past, teenagers could lead armies in battle and young pages could be made knights as early as age 12.’
      • ‘Many of the archers were young boys, scarcely old enough to be pages.’
    3. 1.3historical A man or boy employed as the personal attendant of a person of rank.
      • ‘Erial sighed and turned to face the young page in her father's service.’
      • ‘Inside, sitting cross-legged on the floor with a bowl of soup in his lap was Jad, his seemingly young page.’
      • ‘Vittrius, one of the young pages, followed a man in palace livery into the room.’
      • ‘Born in Holland, Keppel attended William of Orange to England in 1688 as a page of honour.’
      • ‘He hadn't considered this, and a page attending a feast as anything but a servant for his master was highly irregular.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Summon (an individual) by name, typically over a public address system, so as to pass on a message.

    ‘no need to interrupt the background music just to page the concierge’
    • ‘We could get someone to page Daniel Bowen then all go up in a group to answer it.’
    • ‘In my first year as a camp director, if I left the camp for any reason, I was paged constantly and met upon my return with wails of ‘We didn't know what to do without you!’’
    • ‘If she gets busy she pages me and I go retrieve him.’
    • ‘Rainman had called and left a message to page him as soon as I got the message.’
    • ‘How would you all feel if I didn't answer when you paged me?’
    • ‘We'd literally walk into a store and have the manager page the forklift guy.’
    • ‘Anyway, I don't want to tarry for too long as I don't want the hospital to page me.’
    • ‘First, started out the evening of the accident, I was paged by the Somerset 911 system and asked to call communications over the phone, which told me we were dealing with something right away out of the ordinary.’
    • ‘Tap a designated part of the car, and if your driver is holding the device, it pages him!’
    • ‘You get panicky and page your friend who's capable of tackling such problems.’
    • ‘They decide to contact the on-call cardiologist, Dr. Grace Holloway, who is at a performance of Madama Butterfly when she is paged, to the annoyance of her boyfriend, Brian.’
    • ‘They stat paged me to come to the emergency room.’
    • ‘Members were paged and were fighting the fire within 10 minutes of being called.’
    • ‘He was at Shannon Airport waiting to fly to Dublin for a squad session when he was paged.’
    • ‘My wife was very distressed and paged me in the House of Commons.’
    • ‘On November 21, Felix paged Johnson and drove to the health club.’
    • ‘Olanrewaju told him he was looking for the duty inspector at the fuel station who had paged him that night for advice but whom he could not find.’
    • ‘I paged him, and he left the broadcast booth to help talk me through this.’
    • ‘Kira's daydream was broke with a soft voice addressed her ‘Kira, someone paged me?’’
    • ‘A missing person report was filed with Bedfordshire Police but a few days later he paged a friend to say he was staying at a hotel in Bombay.’
    ask for, broadcast for, summon, send for
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    1. 1.1Contact (someone) by means of a pager.
      ‘many systems have paging as a standard feature’
      • ‘I was calling Trevor on the mobile and paging him.’
      • ‘The intention is also to sell mobile and paging services, offer feeds for sport and finance, provide sites for online gaming and music downloads and even offer conferencing services.’
      • ‘I've hired a receptionist and I have a paging device in case something does happen.’
      • ‘When he got there, the paging system was busy calling for passengers for Seoul.’
      • ‘Instead of a time-consuming paging system, a central controller alerts the nearest member of staff to a crisis, by activating a light on the badge.’
      • ‘Room-to-room paging is also a must in a house of this size, and Simmons dialed in a Panasonic digital phone system for the job.’
      • ‘The alert can be communicated via e-mail, for example, or via a paging system, she explains.’
      • ‘He hustled R.V. Smethurst off stage rather like a chucker-out in a pub regretfully ejecting an old and respected customer, and starting paging G.G. Simmons.’
      • ‘The phone calls, the forms, the follow-up with consultants, the incessant paging… All for patients that I rarely even see.’
      • ‘It seems that many pensioners down the country get outside the 60 foot range of their paging devices when they slip on the frozen ground while hauling turf into the house.’
      • ‘He didn't have time to bring them directly to your room this time, because his work was paging him.’
      • ‘By the early 1990s, he had diversified into the paging and mobile-radio industries.’
      • ‘He was instructed that he would have to call her and tell her to stop paging him.’
      • ‘Sensing that the two needed some time to work out their current differences, the nurse, who had wheeled Josh in, politely excused herself, telling the two to press the paging button near the bed if they needed anything.’
      • ‘It seemed like whoever was calling her a few minutes ago was now paging for her.’
      • ‘This will allow broadcasters to attract, for instance, business audiences to whom they can sell information services such as closed-circuit transmission, on-line data, paging and radio-based security systems.’
      • ‘He reached into a pocket and pulled out what looked like his own paging device, but when he handed it over, Evan could see it wasn't his.’
      • ‘There's no boisterous paging system, and the parts and service area is as clean as the showroom itself - not one drip of oil on the terra cotta tiles.’
      • ‘He's with a patient at the moment, but she's paging him.’
      • ‘I basically have my own paging system, keeping a small number of blocks from a large grid resident at any one time.’

Origin

Middle English (in the sense youth, male of uncouth manners): from Old French, perhaps from Italian paggio, from Greek paidion, diminutive of pais, paid- boy Early use of the verb (mid 16th century) was in the sense follow as or like a page; its current sense dates from the early 20th century.

Pronunciation:

page

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