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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

Latinos, Progressives Suspicious About How Arizona Conducted Election Terry Greene Sterling November 20, 2012
Take a Bow, London: The Olympics Were a Triumph Peter Jukes August 12, 2012

Historical Examples

The Nest in the Honeysuckles, and other Stories Various

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)

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