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a ribbon or other marker placed between the pages of a book to mark a place.
a bookplate.
Digital Technology.

Also called favorite. a link to a website address saved electronically in a browser to facilitate quick access to the Web page.
an electronic pointer created in a computer file to facilitate quick access to a specific part of the text.

Digital Technology. to create a bookmark for:
I bookmarked ten of my favorite blogs.
Contemporary Examples

Hot Books for the New Kindle Sara Nelson February 10, 2009
Super Tuesday: Daily Beast Political Reporters Tweet March 6, 2012
Follow Daily Beast Political Reporters Covering the Illinois Election on Twitter March 20, 2012
Follow Daily Beast Political Reporters Covering Southern Primaries on Twitter March 13, 2012

Historical Examples

The Secret Mark Roy J. Snell
The Golden Road Lucy Maud Montgomery
A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery

Also called bookmarker. a strip or band of some material, such as leather or ribbon, put between the pages of a book to mark a place

an address for a website stored on a computer so that the user can easily return to the site
an identifier placed in a document so that part of the document can be accessed easily

(transitive) (computing)

to identify and store (a website) so that one can return to it easily
to place a bookmark in (a document)

Usage Note


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