Definition of page noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//peɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//peɪdʒ//
    Parts of a book
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  1. 1  (abbreviation p) one side or both sides of a sheet of paper in a book, magazine, etc. Turn to page 64. Someone has torn a page out of this book. a blank/new page the sports/financial pages of the newspaper on the opposite/facing page over the page (= on the next page) see also front page, full-page, Yellow Pages™ See related entries: Parts of a book
  2. 2   a section of data or information that can be shown on a computer screen at any one time see also home page
  3. 3(literary) an important event or period of history a glorious page of Arab history
  4. 4 (especially North American English) = pageboy
  5. 5(North American English) a student who works as an assistant to a member of the US Congress
  6. 6(in the Middle Ages) a boy or young man who worked for a knight while training to be a knight himself
  7. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 3 late 16th cent.: from French, from Latin pagina, from pangere ‘fasten’. noun senses 4 to 6 Middle English (in the sense ‘youth, uncouth male’): from Old French, perhaps from Italian paggio, from Greek paidion, diminutive of pais, paid- ‘boy’. Early use of the verb (mid 16th cent.) was in the sense ‘follow as or like a page’; its current sense dates from the early 20th cent.Extra examples He skipped a few pages and carried on reading. He wrote fifty pages in five hours. Her eyes skimmed over the page. I ran my finger down the page until I found the name I was looking for. I turned the dog-eared pages of my old address book. It takes a few seconds for the web page to load. Open your books at page 14. Particularly sad are the pages devoted to the death of his mother. Phyllis graced the pages of ‘Life’ magazine in 1953. Several pages had come loose. She began to scroll down the page looking for the address. She began to skim the pages for something of interest. She sat idly flipping through the pages of a fashion magazine. The article continues over the page. The crossword is on the back page. The front page features a warning about the dangers of drugs. The headlines were splashed across the front page of every newspaper. The information you need is on the same page. The murder takes place in the opening pages of the novel. The news dominated the pages of the local newspaper. The page is automatically updated every five minutes. The page provides information about the company. The speech did not transfer well to the printed page. The story is thirty pages long. There’s a photo of him on the opposite page. Turn to page 30 in the coursebook. Write each answer on a new page. Write your name at the top of each page. reading the problem pages of magazines the yellowing pages of her old diary web pages devoted to people’s cats I never read the sports pages or the financial pages of the newspaper. The text refers to the photograph on the opposite/​facing page.Idioms if two or more people or groups are on the same page, they agree about what they are trying to achieve Are employers and employees on the same page when it comes to retirement benefits? It was an effort to get us all on the same page. what is published in books, newspapers, etc. the power of the printed word to begin doing things in a different way and thinking in a more positive way after a period of difficulties It’s time to turn the page and make a fresh start. He turned the page on that chapter in his life a long time ago.
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