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

     

    page

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//peɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//peɪdʒ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they page
    BrE BrE//peɪdʒ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//peɪdʒ//
     
    he / she / it pages
    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪdʒɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪdʒɪz//
     
    past simple paged
    BrE BrE//peɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//peɪdʒd//
     
    past participle paged
    BrE BrE//peɪdʒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//peɪdʒd//
     
    -ing form paging
    BrE BrE//ˈpeɪdʒɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪdʒɪŋ//
     
    Communication devices
     
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  1. 1page somebody to call somebody’s name over a public address system in order to find them and give them a message Why don't you have him paged at the airport?
  2. 2page somebody to contact somebody by sending a message to their pager Page Dr Green immediately. See related entries: Communication devices
  3. Word Originverb 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. Phrasal Verbspage through something
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