A page is one sheet of a book, magazine, or other collection of papers. You can read a page in a children's picture book much faster than a page of War and Peace.

If you read a book, turning its pages, you page through it, and if you write a number on each unnumbered page, you could say you page it. There are other pages too, including a medieval knight's assistant and an errand-runner in a legislative office. You can also page someone, or call for them over a speaker in a public place — this meaning comes from the idea of "sending a page to fetch someone."

Definitions of page
  1. noun
    one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
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    full page
    something that covers an entire page
    half page
    something that covers (the top or bottom) half of a page
    right-hand page
    left-hand page
    title page
    a page of a book displaying the title and author and publisher
    bastard title, half title
    a first page of some books displaying only the title of the book
    sports page
    any page in the sports section of a newspaper
    facing pages, spread, spread head, spreadhead
    two facing pages of a book or other publication
    foldout, gatefold
    an oversize page that is folded in to a book or magazine
    center spread, centre spread
    the spread at the center of a magazine
    centerfold, centrefold
    a magazine center spread; especially a foldout of a large photograph or map or other feature
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    folio, leaf
    a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
  2. verb
    number the pages of a book or manuscript
    synonyms: foliate, paginate
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    give numbers to
  3. noun
    in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood
    synonyms: varlet
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    attendant, attender, tender
    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
  4. noun
    a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings
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    attendant, attender, tender
    someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
  5. noun
    someone who is employed to run errands
    synonyms: pageboy
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    errand boy, messenger boy
    a boy who earns money by running errands
  6. verb
    work as a page
    “He is paging in Congress this summer”
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    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
  7. verb
    contact, as with a pager or by calling somebody's name over a P.A. system
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    ask to come
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