1. A serving boy; formerly, a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education; now commonly, in England, a youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households; in the United States, a boy or girl employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body. Prior to 1960 only boys served as pages in the United States Congress
He had two pages of honor -- on either hand one. --Bacon.
2. A boy child. [Obs.]
3. A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman's dress from the ground.
4. Brickmaking A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
5. Zool. Any one of several species of beautiful South American moths of the genus Urania.
page, v. t.
1. To attend (one) as a page. [Obs.]
1. One side of a leaf of a book or manuscript.
Such was the book from whose pages she sang. --Longfellow.
2. Fig.: A record; a writing; as, the page of history.
3. Print. The type set up for printing a page.
Page, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paged p. pr. & vb. n. Paging ] To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript; to furnish with folios.
n 1: one side of one leaf (of a book or magasine or newspaper or
letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it
2: English industrialist who pioneered in the design and
manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962) [syn: Sri Frederick
3: United States diplomat and writer about the Old South
(1853-1922) [syn: Thomas Nelson Page]
4: a boy who is employed to run errands [syn: pageboy]
5: a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies
such as legislative functions and weddings
6: in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as
the first stage in training for knighthood [syn: varlet]
v 1: call out somebody's name over a P.A. system
2: work as a page; "He is paging in Congress this summer"
3: number the pages of a book or manuscript [syn: foliate, paginate]