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1 one side of one leaf (of a book or magasine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
2 English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962) [syn: Sri Frederick Handley Page]
3 United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922) [syn: Thomas Nelson Page]
4 a boy who is employed to run errands [syn: pageboy]
5 a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
6 in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood [syn: varlet]


1 call out somebody's name over a P.A. system
2 work as a page; "He is paging in Congress this summer"
3 number the pages of a book or manuscript [syn: foliate, paginate]

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  • /peɪdʒ/, /peIdZ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪdʒ


Via Old French from Latin pāgina. Also from Italian paggio, probably from Greek (boy), from (child). Used In English from 13th Century onwards.


  1. One side of a leaf of a book or manuscript.
  2. The type set up for printing a page.
  3. A serving boy - a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education;
  4. a youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households;
  5. a boy employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body.
  6. In the context of "in libraries": the common name given to an employee who's main purpose is to replace materials that have either been checked out or otherwise moved, back to their shelves.
  7. A boy child.
  8. A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman's dress from the ground.
  9. A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
  10. Any one of several species of South American moths of the genus Urania.
  11. A record; a writing.
    the page of history



one side of a leaf of a book
type set up for printing a page
serving boy
boy child
See boy
contrivance to hold a skirt from the ground
track along which bricks are conveyed
to be checked


  1. To attend (someone) as a page.
  2. To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript
  3. To furnish with folios.
  4. In the context of "transitive|US|obsolete|_|in UK": To call or summon (someone).
  5. To contact (someone) by means of a pager.

Related terms


attend as a page
mark the pages of
furnish with folios
call or summon See call and summon
contact by means of a pager




  1. page (of a book, etc)





page (plural pager, def singular pagen, def plural pagerna)

Extensive Definition

Page may mean:

Apprentice, assistant, errand boy


Graphic design, typography, printing



Fictional people


See also

page in German: Page
page in French: Page
page in Dutch: Page
page in Japanese: ページ
page in Korean: 페이지
page in Norwegian: Page
page in Polish: Page
page in Russian: Пейдж
page in Simple English: Page
page in Swedish: Page

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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