page vs site : Common Errors in English

About page vs site

In the early days of the Internet, it became customary to refer to Web sites as “pages” though they might in fact consist of many different pages. The Jane Austen Page, for instance, incorporates entire books, and is organized into a very large number of distinct Web pages. This nomenclature is illogical, but too well established to be called erroneous. However, it is not wise to write someone who has created a large and complex site and call it a “page.” Not everyone appreciates having their work diminished in this way.

page Meaning(s)

  • (n) one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
  • (n) English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962)
  • (n) United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922)
  • (n) a boy who is employed to run errands
  • (n) a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
  • (n) in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
  • (v) contact, as with a pager or by calling somebody's name over a P.A. system
  • (v) work as a page
  • (v) number the pages of a book or manuscript

site Meaning(s)

  • (n) the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
  • (n) a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
  • (n) physical position in relation to the surroundings
  • (v) assign a location to

page in News

  1. Page joins staff of Disability Network

    Jennifer Page has joined the staff of the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan (DNMM) as the agency’s business and community relations specialist.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Midland Daily News

  2. Page 2: Star Wars, Tarantino, Black Hole, Totoro, Game of Thrones, Star Trek

    Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 46 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Red ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber [...]
    on June 15, 2013 Source: /Film

  3. James Page’s sad story continues as ex-welterweight champ is arrested on bank robbery charges

    James Page was a solid welterweight in the mid-to-late 1990s who held the WBA title for a while from 1998 until he was stripped in 2000. On the surface, he was a talented easy-going guy who always smiled and had … Continue reading ?
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Boxing Experts Blog via Yahoo! Sports

site in News

  1. Site Potentials for Biomass Power Plants in Poland (Analyst Version)

    DUBLIN, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( ) has announced the addition of the "Site Potentials for Biomass Power ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. On site at a Sprint cell: Gear shrinks while coverage grows

    On the roof of a medical building in San Francisco, Sprint Nextel has a cell site that's far above the cramped canyons of the city's streets, but despite the wide-open views, space is limited. Sprint shares the roof with other mobile operators also taking advantage of its high vantage point, and each needs backup power supplies in addition to the large, raised cabinets that contain their ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PC World

  3. Jobs Site for 'Beautiful People' Launches

    Exclusive social media site is now offering its 750,000 members a way to use their looks to find employment with its new recruitment service. The company, which launched more than 10 years ago, allows members to vote on the admission of potential members based...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ABC News Blogs via Yahoo! News

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