1. A strip of material, as of ribbon or leather, or a metal clamp, that is placed between the pages of a book to mark the reader's place.
2. A record of a selected webpage or URL kept by a program such as a web browser or help utility. Bookmarks allow the user to find and return to a selected site by clicking an easily recognizable link.
tr.v. book·marked, book·mark·ing, book·marks
To make a bookmark for (a webpage or URL).
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.