Sense: 1-2,4,7
Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Latin pagina
Sense: 3,5-6
Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Old Italian paggio


1 noun
page1 S1 W1 [countable]


one side of a piece of paper in a book, newspaper, document etc, or the sheet of paper itselfCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
(on) page 5/20/360 etc the top/bottom of the page the front/back page (=of a newspaper) the opposite/facing page over the page British English (=on the next left-hand page) the sports/fashion/financial etc pages (=pages about sports, fashion, money etc in a newspaper) full/half page turn a page flick through the pages (of something) (=turn the pages without reading carefully) see/turn to/go to page 22, 49 etc jump/leap off the page (=be very easy to notice) a blank/new/clean/fresh page (=a page that you have not written on yet)
The address is given on page 15.
You'll find the answers at the bottom of the page.
Her picture appeared on the front page of a local newspaper.
Complete the booking form on the opposite page.
The answers are over the page.
I never read the business pages.
a full page article
a 400 page novel
She waited, idly turning the pages of a magazine.
He took out a notebook, and flicked through the pages.
For full details see page 99.
One name seemed to leap off the page from the list of candidates.
Start each section of your essay on a new page.


TD 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)

young person

American EnglishPG a student, usually a student, who works as a helper to a member of the US Congress

on the same page

if a group of people are on the same page, they are working well together and have the same aims:
We need to get environmentalists and businesses on the same page to improve things.


a) a boy who served a knight during the Middle Ages as part of his training
b) a pageboy (2)


SH a boy who in the past served a person of high rank

a page in history

SH an important event or period of time

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