From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers, History
pagepage1 /peɪdʒ/ ●●● S1 W1 noun [countable] 1 paper one side of a piece of paper in a book, newspaper, document etc, or the sheet of paper itself The full address is given on page 15. You will find the answers over the page. a 400-page novel We took out a full page advertisement in the ‘Village Voice’.2 computerTD all the writing etc that you can see at one time on a computer screen a web page (=a single screen of writing, pictures etc on a website)3 young person American EnglishSECPG a student or young person who works as a helper to a member of the US Congress4 on the same page5 boyx-ref a) a boy who served a knight during the Middle Ages as part of his training b) a pageboy(2)6 servantSHCLASS IN SOCIETY a boy who in the past served a person of high rank7 a page in historyGRAMMAR: Patterns with pageSomething is on a page: I stared at the words on the page.Something is on the first/last/next etc page: The answer is on the next page. Don’t say: The answer is in the next page.Something is on page 1/10 etc: There is a diagram on page 35. Don’t say: There is a diagram on the page 35. | There is a diagram in page 35.COLLOCATIONSadjectivesthe next/previous pageI glanced back to the previous page.What’s on the next page?the opposite/facing pageSee the diagram on the opposite page.the left-hand/right-hand pageThe answers are on the right-hand page.the front/back page (=of a newspaper)Her picture was on the front page of every newspaper.the sports/arts/financial etc pages (=the part of a newspaper that deals with sport, art etc)He only ever reads the sports pages.a blank page (=with nothing on it)There were a couple of blank pages at the back of the book.a new/fresh page (=which has not yet been written on)Start each section of your essay on a new page.a full pageThe article went on for a full page.verbsturn a pageI turned the page in order to find out what happened next.turn to/see page 22/45 etcTurn to page 8 for more details.flick/flip/leaf through the pages of something (=turn them quickly)She was flicking through the pages of a magazine.jump/leap off the page (=be very noticeable)One mistake jumped off the page.phrasesthe top of the pageWrite your name at the top of the page.the bottom/foot of the pageSee the note at the bottom of page 38.
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pageIt is the most comprehensive of the road test series and is also one of the first to feature colour pages.One day she wakes up, sees all that creepiness splashed across the front page.The last page of the book is missing.How many pages are we supposed to read?I shall return to this point at the end of the chapter on page 35.In 1988 there is to be a new system of personal pensions, explained on page 76.Summarize your essential points on one page.See pages 27-30 for club listings.The readers' response: a big sigh and a rustle as they turn the page.What page is the picture on?over the pageIf so - that's the year of the Cockerel I enclosed a bit over the page about it.It is merely the sight of a small head bowed over the pages that gives me indescribable joy.Again he ran his finger over the page.Dudek flicked over the pages, found them to be a little better, but still somewhat hum-drum.He flipped over the pages of the report he was reading.Take your first step to solving the mysteries of the Trail by filling in the form over the page.Choose a dessert from over the page or serve cheese.To help find the hazards the balloons and text over the page will give you some clues.web pageThis allows an activist to observe and modify all web pages sent to a target's computer.The best-known example is Java, a programming language from Sun Microsystems that can bring web pages to life.Its teachers are being trained, for example, to download information from the web, or design web pages.Microsoft already makes a product called Internet Assistant for use in designing individual web pages.Do you want me to print off this web page?Shockwave adds animated images and sounds to web pages.All this is possible because the protocols for formatting, requesting and transmitting web pages have been standardised.I check out your web page everyday as apart from a decent cup of tea I miss my Sun newspaper badly!
Related topics: Communications
pagepage2 verb [transitive] 1 TCto call someone’s name out in a public place, especially using a loudspeaker, in order to find them She hurried to the reception desk and asked the girl to page her husband.2 TCBto send a message to someone’s pager asking them to go somewhere or telephone someone He was constantly being paged during meetings. the paging network page down page through something page up
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pageI couldn't find Jenny at the airport, so I had her paged.Its paging business was booming, and annual operating profits broke the $ 1 billion mark.Don't page me after 10 o'clock.The same thing happens when I page people and have to punch in the number to dial back.
From King Business Dictionarypagepage1 /peɪdʒ/ written abbreviation p. noun1[countable] one side of a piece of paper in a book, newspaper, document etc, or the sheet of paper itselfThe sales figures are on page 15 of the report.2ad/advertising pages [plural]MARKETING the pages in magazines, newspapers etc that are used to advertise goods and servicesFortune magazine will show a 13% increase in ad pages for the first quarter.3business/sports etc pages [plural] the pages in magazines, newspapers etc that deal with business, sport etcThe format could make 'The Wall Street Journal’s financial-markets pages easier to read.4front page the first page at the front of a newspaper, where the most important news isThe newspaper carried the item on its front page.Mr. Guerin was profiled in a front-page story in the ‘FT’.5[countable]COMPUTING a piece of writing or pictures on a computer screen that will fill one side of a piece of paper when printedPrint Preview displays the layout of the pages you are about to print. 6[countable]COMPUTING part of a website which you can see on a computer screen at any one timeA hit counter measures and displays the number of times visitors have viewed a single page on a website.7[countable] a message that you receive on a pager see also full-page, White Pages, Yellow Pagespagepage2 verb [transitive]1to contact someone, using a pagerThe customer is paged automatically every time a new fax or email arrives.2to call someone’s name out in a public place, especially using a loudspeaker, in order to find themYou could try paging him over the public address system.paging noun [uncountable]Mtel will introduce nationwide paging.→ See Verb tableOrigin page1 1. (1500-1600) French Latin pagina2. (1200-1300) Old French Old Italian paggio