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synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of page in English

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /peɪd͡ʒ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪdʒ
  • (Tasmanian) IPA(key): /paːʒ/

Etymology 1

Via Middle French from Latin pāgina, from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂ǵ-.

Noun

page (plural pages)

  1. One of the many pieces of paper bound together within a book or similar document.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
      Such was the book from whose pages she sang.
  2. One side of a paper leaf on which one has written or printed.
  3. A figurative record or writing; a collective memory.
  4. (typography) The type set up for printing a page.
  5. (Internet) A web page.
  6. (computing) A block of contiguous memory of a fixed length.
Synonyms
  • (side of a leaf): side
  • (record, writing): account, record
Hyponyms
  • (Internet): homepage, Web page, webpage
  • (computing, Internet): help page, man page, manpage
Derived terms
Related terms
Translations
References
  • page on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Verb

page (third-person singular simple present pages, present participle paging, simple past and past participle paged)

  1. (transitive) To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript.
  2. (intransitive, often with “through”) To turn several pages of a publication.
    The patient paged through magazines while he waited for the doctor.
  3. (transitive) To furnish with folios.

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Translations

Etymology 2

From Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions". Used in English from the 13th century onwards.

Noun

page (plural pages)

  1. (obsolete) A serving boy – a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education.
  2. (Britain) A youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households.
  3. (US, Canada) A boy or girl employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body.
  4. (in libraries) The common name given to an employee whose main purpose is to replace materials that have either been checked out or otherwise moved, back to their shelves.
  5. A boy child.
    • 1380+, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
      A doghter hadde they bitwixe hem two / Of twenty yeer, with-outen any mo, / Savinge a child that was of half-yeer age; / In cradel it lay and was a propre page.
  6. A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman’s dress from the ground.
  7. A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
  8. Any one of several species of colorful South American moths of the genus Urania.

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Synonyms
  • (serving boy): page boy
  • (boy child): boy
Translations

Verb

page (third-person singular simple present pages, present participle paging, simple past and past participle paged)

  1. (transitive) To attend (someone) as a page.
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  2. (transitive, US, obsolete in UK) To call or summon (someone).
  3. (transitive) To contact (someone) by means of a pager or other mobile device.
    I’ll be out all day, so page me if you need me.
  4. (transitive) To call (somebody) using a public address system so as to find them.
    An SUV parked me in. Could you please page its owner?
Translations

Anagrams

  • gape, peag

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaː.ʒə/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ge
  • Rhymes: -aːʒə

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch page, from Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".

Noun

page m (plural pages, diminutive pagetje n)

  1. (historical) page (boy serving a knight or noble, often of the noble estate)
    Synonym: edelknaap
  2. A page, a butterfly of the family Papilionidae.
    Synonyms: ridder, ridderkapel
Derived terms
  • koninginnenpage
  • pagekapsel
  • pagekop
References
  • “page” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Middle French page, from Old French page, from Latin pagina.

Noun

page m (plural pages, diminutive pagetje n)

  1. (archaic) page (sheet of paper)
    Synonyms: blad, bladzijde, pagina
Related terms
  • pagina

Anagrams

  • gape

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paʒ/
  • Rhymes: -aʒ

Etymology 1

From Old French page, a borrowing from Latin pāgina (page, strip of papyrus fastened to others).

Noun

page f (plural pages)

  1. page (of a book, etc.)
  2. page, web page

Derived terms

  • pagination

Etymology 2

From Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".

Noun

page m (plural pages)

  1. page, page boy

Further reading

  • “page” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Noun

pāge

  1. vocative singular of pāgus

Norman

Etymology

From Old French page, from Latin pāgina (page, strip of papyrus fastened to others).

Noun

page f (plural pages)

  1. (Jersey) page

Old French

Alternative forms

  • paige
  • parge

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpa.dʒə/

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Latin pāgina.

Noun

page f (oblique plural pages, nominative singular page, nominative plural pages)

  1. page (one face of a sheet of paper or similar material)
Descendants
  • English: page
  • French: page
  • Norman: page (Jersey)

Etymology 2

Disputed, see page in English above.

Noun

page m (oblique plural pages, nominative singular pages, nominative plural page)

  1. page (youth attending a person of high degree)
Descendants
  • English: page
  • French: page

Spanish

Noun

page m (plural pages)

  1. page, pageboy

Swedish

Etymology

From Old French page, possibly via Italian paggio, from Late Latin pagius (servant), probably from Ancient Greek παιδίον (paidíon, boy, lad), from παῖς (paîs, child); some sources consider this unlikely and suggest instead Latin pagus (countryside), in sense of "boy from the rural regions".

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑːɧ/

Noun

page c

  1. page, serving boy

Declension

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