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[feys-boo k] /ˈfeɪsˌbʊk/

the brand name of a service and website, launched in 2004.
verb (used with object)
to communicate with (a person) or search for information about (a person) by using Facebook: My old boyfriend just Facebooked me.
His future employer Facebooked him and decided to withdraw the job offer.
to post on Facebook: I facebooked some photos of my cat.
You should Facebook the event so more people will show up.
verb (used without object)
to use Facebook:
Does your mom Facebook?
noun trademark
a popular social networking website
(transitive; sometimes not capital) to search for (a person’s profile) on the Facebook website

a school yearbook
Usage Note


directory listing names and headshots, by 1983, originally U.S. college students, from face (n.) + book. The social networking Web site dates from 2004.


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