Definition of bookmark in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbo͝okˌmärk/ /ˈbʊkˌmɑrk/


  • 1A strip of leather, cardboard, or other material used to mark one's place in a book.

    • ‘It contains books, journals, little cards and bookmarks.’
    • ‘In the vain hope that if she ignored him, he might go away, she took out her book again, opening it to where her bookmark had marked her spot.’
    • ‘She stared at the shut door for a moment, before putting the supermarket receipt she used as a bookmark in to mark her place and carefully closing the book.’
    • ‘Awareness material including bookmarks, car stickers and posters will be distributed.’
    • ‘I like to choose the right bookmark for the book I'm reading, and I like to laminate the ones I use a lot.’
    • ‘I like making bookmarks, note cards and gift tags.’
    • ‘These contain bookmarks and colouring books and are intended to promote and boost children's love for reading.’
    • ‘She put a bookmark in her book and shut it.’
    • ‘And then, almost as if on cue, the doorbell rang, and hastily placed her bookmark in the book and jumped up to answer the door.’
    • ‘She placed the bookmark in her book, set it down on the chair beside her, stood, squared her shoulders and marched into the house.’
    • ‘And most importantly, who had an opportunity to put the bookmark into my book?’
    • ‘I mumbled, putting the bookmark in my book, sitting up and picking up the phone.’
    • ‘Sighing, she unwillingly placed her bookmark in the book, and went to open the door for Chris.’
    • ‘I put my bookmark in the book and placed it in the pocket in front of me.’
    • ‘I asked and sat up, putting my bookmark in the book and setting it down on my bedside table.’
    • ‘He put his bookmark in his book, and bent to pick his other fallen books off of the ground.’
    • ‘I dug out the book, which has a bookmark about half-way through that marks the point where I finally threw it against the wall in frustration.’
    • ‘The bookmark was an 8 ½ inch leather strip with small lead weights at each end.’
    • ‘I use a bookmark and make any notes at the back of the book.’
    • ‘Two separate competitions were held, to design a bookmark and to write a review of one's favourite book.’
    1. 1.1A record of the address of a website, file, or other data made to enable quick access in future.
      • ‘They will cost you time, though, because you access your bookmarks via an Internet connection.’
      • ‘Now a new, free, service aims to provide users with personal website directories enabling them to access their bookmarks from any PC in the world.’
      • ‘That means Web page bookmarks, stock lists, and weather settings have to be stored on the PC rather than the player.’
      • ‘All basic PDF functions are possible, including scrolling, paging, text searches, bookmarks and page rotation.’
      • ‘Same site, same people, new host, new address so update those bookmarks!’

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Record the address of (a website, file, etc.) to enable quick access in future.

    ‘if you think politics is the ultimate game, be sure to bookmark eVote’
    • ‘Web pages that users bookmarked did not match the most-popular sites visited as a whole from the group.’
    • ‘But as we've already explored, bookmarking pages within an application is generally discouraged.’
    • ‘Perhaps you could try bookmarking the login page in case that stops working again.’
    • ‘Entry pages generally show that the visitor may have bookmarked your site on that page, probably because of its valuable content.’
    • ‘While the new location is better, the previous URL will have been bookmarked by thousands of people.’



/ˈbo͝okˌmärk/ /ˈbʊkˌmɑrk/