from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A turned-down corner of a page in a book.
  • transitive verb To turn down the corner of (the page of a book).
  • transitive verb To make worn or shabby from overuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a corner of a page turned down to mark a place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun folded corner of a page (as from a book or magazine, so as to mark one's place)
  • verb To fold the corner of a book's page.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a corner of a page turned down to mark your place


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