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Pronunciation: (pāj), [key]
n., v., paged, pag•ing.


n.
1. one side of a leaf of something printed or written, as a book, manuscript, or letter.
2. the entire leaf of such a printed or written thing: He tore out one of the pages.
3. a single sheet of paper for writing.
4. a noteworthy or distinctive event or period: a reign that formed a gloomy page in English history.
5. Print. the type set and arranged for a page.
6. Computers.
a. a relatively small block of main or secondary storage, up to about 1024 words.
b. a block of program instructions or data stored in main or secondary storage.
c. (in word processing) a portion of a document.
7. Computers.a single, usually hypertext document on the World Wide Web that can incorporate text, graphics, sound, etc. Also called Web page.

v.t.
1. to paginate.
2. to turn pages (usu. fol. by through): to page through a book looking for a specific passage.

page



Pronunciation: (pāj), [key]
n., v., paged, pag•ing.


n.
1. a boy servant or attendant.
2. a youth in attendance on a person of rank or, in medieval times, a youth being trained for knighthood.
3. an attendant or employee, usually in uniform, who carries messages, ushers guests, runs errands, etc.
4. a person employed by a legislature to carry messages and run errands for the members, as in the U.S. Congress.

v.t.
1. to summon formally by calling out the name of repeatedly: He had his father paged in the hotel lobby.
2. to summon or alert by electronic pager.
3. to control (an electrical appliance, machine, etc.) remotely by means of an electronic signal.
4. to attend as a page.

Page



Pronunciation: (pāj), [key]
n.
1. Thomas Nelson, 1853–1922, U.S. novelist and diplomat.
2. Walter Hines, 1855–1918, U.S. journalist, editor, and diplomat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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