Definitions

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

  • intransitive verb To make a hypertext link in (an electronic document or file).
  • intransitive verb To follow a hypertext link to an electronic document or file.

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

  • noun Some text or a graphic in an electronic document that can be activated to display another document or trigger an action.
  • noun An address, URL, or program that defines a hyperlink's function.
  • verb of a hypertext document To point to another document by a hyperlink.
  • verb To add a hyperlink to a document.
  • verb To use a hyperlink to jump to a document.

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

  • noun a link from a hypertext file to another location or file; typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or icon at a particular location on the screen

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[hyper(text) + link.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

hyper- +‎ link

Examples

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  • Question is, muses frindley, can I make one?

    April 1, 2008

  • Oh, yes!! (Simple pleasures...)

    April 1, 2008

  • *Applauds*!

    April 1, 2008

  • SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO MAKE A WEB LINK.

    This is useful for people who want to link to lists but don't know how. Using the Brackets is for words, not lists. I've seen some people try to link lists this way, and it doesn't work.

    This is done by making a simple HTML tag. The example is below.

    <A HREF="blah">Linked text here</A>

    Where "blah" is, you replace that with the URL. The URL is the exact web address. To get that, all you have to do is highlight the URL/Address at the top of your browser and then COPY-PASTE it into where the "blah" is. That's it! Enjoy!

    August 2, 2008

  • Can you add it on FAQ, too?

    August 2, 2008