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Webster 1913 Edition


page

page

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To attend (one) as a page.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Page

PAGE

,
Noun.
[Gr. a boy.]
1.
A boy attending on a great person, rather for formality or show, than for servitude.
He had two pages of honor, on either hand one.
2.
A boy or man that attends on a legislative body. In Massachusetts,the page is a boy that conveys papers from the members of the house of representatives to the speaker, and from the speaker or clerk to the members.

PAGE

,
Noun.
[L. pagina.] One side of a leaf of a book.
1.
A book or writing or writings; as the page of history.
2.
Pages, in the plural, signifies also books or writings; as the sacred pages.

PAGE

,
Verb.
T.
To mark or number the pates of a book or manuscript.
1.
To attend, as a page.

Definition 2022


Page

Page

See also: page

English

Alternative forms

Proper noun

Page

  1. An English and Scottish occupational surname for someone who was a servant.
  2. (rare) A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A female given name
  4. A city in Arizona
  5. A village in Nebraska
  6. A city in North Dakota
  7. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma

Usage notes

  • As a female given name this is usually spelled Paige.

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German

Etymology

Borrowing from French page.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aːʒə

Noun

Page m (genitive Pagen, plural Pagen)

  1. page, page boy

Declension

page

page

See also: Page

English

Noun

page (plural pages)

  1. One of the many pieces of paper bound together within a book or similar document.
    • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
      Such was the book from whose pages she sang.
    • 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, The Evolution of Eyeglasses”, in American Scientist:
      The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, [] . Scribes, illuminators, and scholars held such stones directly over manuscript pages as an aid in seeing what was being written, drawn, or read.
  2. One side of a paper leaf on which one has written or printed.
  3. A figurative record or writing; a collective memory.
    the page of history
  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.
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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) A boy 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.
  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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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?
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Dutch

Pronunciation

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

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".

Noun

page m (plural pages, diminutive pagetje n)

  1. (obsolete) page (serving boy)
  2. page (moth)

Derived terms

References

  • page” in Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal – Officiële Spelling, Nederlandse Taalunie. [the official spelling word list for the Dutch language]

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paʒ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑʒ

Etymology 1

From Old French page, borrowed from Latin pāgina (page, strip of papyrus fastened to others), related to pagella (small page), from pangere (to fasten), from Proto-Indo-European *pag- (to fix).

Noun

page f (plural pages)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inflection of page 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative page pagen pager pagerna
Genitive pages pagens pagers pagernas