one side of a leaf of something printed or written, as a book, manuscript, or letter.
the entire leaf of such a printed or written thing:
He tore out one of the pages.
a single sheet of paper for writing.
a noteworthy or distinctive event or period:
a reign that formed a gloomy page in English history.
Printing. the type set and arranged for a page.
verb (used with object), paged, paging.
to turn pages (usually followed by through):
to page through a book looking for a specific passage.
on the same page, Informal. (of two or more people) having a similar understanding or way of thinking:
Parents should be on the same page about raising their children.
a boy servant or attendant.
a youth in attendance on a person of rank or, in medieval times, a youth being trained for knighthood.
an attendant or employee, usually in uniform, who carries messages, ushers guests, runs errands, etc.
a person employed by a legislature to carry messages and run errands for the members, as in the U.S. Congress.
verb (used with object), paged, paging.
to summon formally by calling out the name of repeatedly:
He had his father paged in the hotel lobby.
to summon or alert by electronic pager.
to control (an electrical appliance, machine, etc.) remotely by means of an electronic signal.
to attend as a page.
(pl) pp. one side of one of the leaves of a book, newspaper, letter, etc or the written or printed matter it bears p
such a leaf considered as a unit: insert a new page
a screenful of information from a website, teletext service, etc, displayed on a television monitor or visual display unit
an episode, phase, or period: a glorious page in the revolution
(printing) the type as set up for printing a page
another word for paginate
(intransitive) foll by through. to look through (a book, report, etc); leaf through
a boy employed to run errands, carry messages, etc, for the guests in a hotel, club, etc
a youth in attendance at official functions or ceremonies, esp weddings
(in the US) an attendant at Congress or other legislative body
(Canadian) a person employed in the debating chamber of the House of Commons, the Senate, or a legislative assembly to carry messages for members
to call out the name of (a person), esp by a loudspeaker system, so as to give him a message
to call (a person) by an electronic device, such as a pager
to act as a page to or attend as a page
Sir Earle (Christmas Grafton). 1880–1961, Australian statesman; co-leader, with S. M. Bruce, of the federal government of Australia (1923–29)
Sir Frederick Handley. 1885–1962, English pioneer in the design and manufacture of aircraft
“sheet of paper,” 1580s, from Middle French page, from Old French pagene “page, text” (12c.), from Latin pagina “page, leaf of paper, strip of papyrus fastened to others,” related to pagella “small page,” from pangere “to fasten,” from PIE root *pag- “to fix” (see pact).
Earlier pagne (12c.), directly from Old French. Usually said to be from the notion of individual sheets of paper “fastened” into a book. Ayto and Watkins offer an alternative theory: vines fastened by stakes and formed into a trellis, which led to sense of “columns of writing on a scroll.” When books replaced scrolls, the word continued to be used. Related: Paginal. Page-turner “book that one can’t put down” is from 1974.
“youth, lad, boy of the lower orders,” c.1300, originally also “youth preparing to be a knight,” from Old French page “a youth, page, servant” (13c.), possibly via Italian paggio (Barnhart), from Medieval Latin pagius “servant,” perhaps ultimately from Greek paidion “boy, lad,” diminutive of pais (genitive paidos) “child.”
But OED considers this unlikely and points instead to Littré’s suggestion of a source in Latin pagus “countryside,” in sense of “boy from the rural regions” (see pagan). Meaning “youth employed as a personal attendant to a person of rank” is first recorded mid-15c.; this was transferred from late 18c. to boys who did personal errands in hotels, clubs, etc., also in U.S. legislatures.
“to summon or call by name,” 1904, from page (n.2), on the notion of “to send a page after” someone. Related: Paged; paging.
“to turn pages,” 1620s, from page (n.1). Related: Paged; paging.
op-ed page, take a page from someone’s book
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noun 1. . noun, English Furniture. 1. a chair of the 18th century having deep wings continued to form an arch over the seat.
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