- 1One or both sides of a sheet of paper in a book, magazine, newspaper, or other collection of bound sheets: a book of not less than 40 pages he was turning the pages of his Sunday newspaperMore example sentences
- These are rare times when artists who make images that document and comment on our present are being shown on walls and in the pages of magazines and books.
- The pages of collectors' books bring to life the rich art history of wrapping paper and gift bags.
- Stuck between the pages of the book was a loose sheet of paper, folded in four, and crisp and white, clearly not old like the book.
- 1.1The material written or printed on a page: she silently read several pagesMore example sentences
- His life should remain a challenge to all who write and read these pages.
- If you need a more detailed description of the making of a Japanese woodblock print, read the page about Japanese prints.
- There are 167 legal-pad pages of notes, written in black fountain pen.
- 1.2 [with modifier] A page of a newspaper or magazine set aside for a particular topic: the Letters PageMore example sentences
- They are, essentially, just an extended version of a newspaper editorial page with many varied, individual voices.
- We don't do the dainty minuet of the newspaper editorial page.
- Isn't a newspaper editorial page supposed to give its opinion on whether a nominee is good or not?
- 1.3 Computing A section of stored data, especially that which can be displayed on a screen at one time.More example sentences
- The messages are not actually kept in the air: they're stored on an Internet page.
- The software did everything from resetting Internet start pages to burying computer screens in a flurry of pop-up ads.
- At last count there were 200,000 pages stored on the company's servers.
- 1.4A significant event or period considered as a part of a longer history: the vote will form a page in the world’s historyMore example sentences
- These fighters will all pass into the pages of boxing history in a short period of time.
- It was over now, a page in history ending almost two years ago.
- The last chapter mainly discusses the impact of the Second World War, with the final eight pages briefly mentioning events up to 2002.
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- 1 [no object] (page through) Look through the pages of (a book, magazine, etc.): she was paging through a pile of Sunday newspapersMore example sentences
- I had very little art in school, but taught myself by experimenting, paging through books and magazines, and latching onto any adult who would talk to me about techniques at small local art shows.
- I'm finding it more helpful as I go along, easier to locate articles than paging through old magazines, and takes up less space.
- One feels very much in the company of Waugh as one pages through the magazine.
- 1.1 Computing Move through and display (text) one page at a time: a text file reader enables you to page through the authors text file using indexesMore example sentences
- All basic PDF functions are possible, including scrolling, paging, text searches, bookmarks and page rotation.
- The scroll wheel is a button, and it's surrounded by a bezel that has two more buttons, set to page up and down.
- To read sequentially, a user simply presses the right arrow (or page down key).
- 2 [with object] (usually as noun paging) Computing Divide (a piece of software or data) into sections, keeping the most frequently accessed in main memory and storing the rest in virtual memory.More example sentences
- Also, nVidia announced that with the driver release on May 21st, there would be a significant boost in performance during audio operations, as less bandwidth would be taken up due to memory paging optimizations in the drivers.
- The machine started paging out virtual memory, requests took too long, users got fed up with waiting and clicked on Stop, pressed Esc and tried logging in again until the operator pressed the big red button.
- Give each of your Linux machines a bunch of virtual memory, and let the VM hypervisor worry about paging it in and out.
- 3 [with object] Assign numbers to the pages in (a book or periodical); paginate.More example sentences
- Some of the references are incorrectly paged.
- But it was a mistake, we think, to have paged the volume by parts independently, instead of consecutively.
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- US In agreement: everybody’s on the same page for onceMore example sentences
- With so many young players, it might be difficult to get everybody on the same page.
- So make sure you've thought things through and that everyone's on the same page.
- Politically, we are seldom on the same page, but we seem to agree that this madness has gone far enough.
late 16th century: from French, from Latin pagina, from pangere 'fasten'.
- 1A boy or young man, usually in uniform, employed in a hotel or club to run errands, open doors, etc..More example sentences
- With all my nerves bunching up in my stomach, I walked out my door where an Italian page was waiting, he led me to the back rooms and let me in.
- To the front of the composition is a young page serving tea from what is probably the earliest complete depiction of a tea table with all its attendant equipage.
- 1.2 • historical A boy in training for knighthood, ranking next below a squire in the personal service of a knight.More example sentences
- As I walked past, all the knights, squires, pages, and others practicing would bow and offer me a kind word.
- His first dream was of him in a castle starting his training to become a knight as a page.
- Kina's weapon was a staff, and she was put into a group with 15 squires and 30 other pages, that also had staffs.
- 1.3 • historical A man or boy employed as the personal attendant of a person of rank.More example sentences
- He hadn't considered this, and a page attending a feast as anything but a servant for his master was highly irregular.
- Vittrius, one of the young pages, followed a man in palace livery into the room.
- Erial sighed and turned to face the young page in her father's service.
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- 1Summon (someone) over a public address system, so as to pass on a message: no need to interrupt the background music just to page the conciergeMore example sentences
- First, started out the evening of the accident, I was paged by the Somerset 911 system and asked to call communications over the phone, which told me we were dealing with something right away out of the ordinary.
- Rainman had called and left a message to page him as soon as I got the message.
- Kira's daydream was broke with a soft voice addressed her ‘Kira, someone paged me?’
- 1.1 (often as noun paging) Contact by means of a pager: many systems have paging as a standard featureMore example sentences
- It seemed like whoever was calling her a few minutes ago was now paging for her.
- Instead of a time-consuming paging system, a central controller alerts the nearest member of staff to a crisis, by activating a light on the badge.
- The alert can be communicated via e-mail, for example, or via a paging system, she explains.
Middle English (in the sense 'youth, uncouth male'): from Old French, perhaps from Italian paggio, from Greek paidion, diminutive of pais, paid- 'boy'. Early use of the verb (mid 16th century) was in the sense 'follow as or like a page'; its current sense dates from the early 20th century.