a. A side of a sheet of paper, as in a book or newspaper: tore a page from the book.
b. The writing or printing on one side of a page.
c. The type set for printing one side of a page.
2. A noteworthy or memorable event: a new page in history.
3. Computers A webpage.
4. Computers A quantity of memory storage equal to between 512 and 4,096 bytes.
5. pages A source or record of knowledge: in the pages of science.
v. paged, pag·ing, pag·es
To number the pages of; paginate: page a manuscript.
To turn pages: page through a magazine.
1. A boy who acted as a knight’s attendant as the first stage of training for chivalric knighthood.
2. A youth in ceremonial employment or attendance at court.
a. One who is employed to run errands, carry messages, or act as a guide in a hotel, theater, or club.
b. One who is similarly employed in the US Congress or another legislature.
4. A boy who holds the bride’s train at a wedding.
1. To summon or call (a person) by name.
2. To contact (someone) by sending a message to his or her pager: The doctor was paged during dinner.
3. To attend as a page.
[Middle English, from Old French, of unknown origin.]
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1. one side of one of the leaves of a book, newspaper, letter, etc, or the written or printed matter it bears. Abbreviation: p
2. such a leaf considered as a unit: insert a new page.
3. (Communications & Information) 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.
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the type as set up for printing a page
6. on the same page working in harmony
8. (foll by: through) to look through (a book, report, etc); leaf through
[C15: via Old French from Latin pāgina]
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
a. a boy in training for knighthood in personal attendance on a knight
b. a youth in the personal service of a person of rank, esp in a royal household: page of the chamber.
4. (in the US) an attendant at Congress or other legislative body
5. (Parliamentary Procedure) Canadian a person employed in the debating chamber of the House of Commons, the Senate, or a legislative assembly to carry messages for members
6. to call out the name of (a person), esp by a loudspeaker system, so as to give him or her a message
7. (Communications & Information) to call (a person) by an electronic device, such as a pager
8. to act as a page to or attend as a page
[C13: via Old French from Italian paggio, probably from Greek paidion boy, from pais child]
1. (Biography) Sir Earle (Christmas Grafton). 1880–1961, Australian statesman; co-leader, with S. M. Bruce, of the federal government of Australia (1923–29)
2. (Biography) Sir Frederick Handley. 1885–1962, English pioneer in the design and manufacture of aircraft
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n., v. paged, pag•ing. n.
1. one side of a leaf of something printed or written, as a book, manuscript, or letter.
2. the entire leaf.
3. a noteworthy event or period: a bright page in English history.
a. a block of computer memory up to 4,096 bytes long.
b. a portion of a program that can be moved to a computer’s internal memory from external storage.
7. to turn pages (usu. fol. by through).
[1580–90; < Middle French < Latin pāgina column of writing]
n., v. paged, pag•ing. n.
1. a boy servant or attendant.
a. a youth in attendance on a person of rank.
b. a youth being trained for knighthood.
3. an employee who carries messages, runs errands, etc., as in a hotel or a legislative body.
4. to summon (a person) by calling out his or her name, as over a public-address system.
5. to summon or alert by electronic pager.
6. to attend as a page.
[1250–1300; Middle English (n.) < Old French, perhaps ultimately < Greek paidíon boy (with accent shift in Vulgar Latin)]
1. Thomas Nelson, 1853–1922, U.S. novelist and diplomat.
2. Walter Hines, 1855–1918, U.S. journalist and diplomat.
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