Definitions

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

  • n. See link1.
  • transitive v. To make a hypertext link in (an electronic document or file).
  • intransitive v. To follow a hypertext link to an electronic document or file.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

  • n. 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

hyper(text) + link1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
hyper- +‎ link (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But this just brings up an enlarged version of the image; the title hyperlink is what will bring you to the full metadata.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • However, oftentimes, the purpose of the hyperlink is difficult to determine.

    Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt » 2009 » February

  • The via whirlpool link for the Exetel hyperlink is a bit out of date.

    Uncapped ADSL Plans From TPG, Exetel | Lifehacker Australia

  • Just a head's up ... the hyperlink is missing an 'h' at the beginning, so it's throwing up an error.

    CROM! The Font!

  • “The hyperlink is one of the most underappreciated inventions of the last century,” Mr. Kelly said.

    The Web Time Forgot « Isegoria

  • The hyperlink is what made the web possible — it is for the Web what carbon is for carbon-based life-forms.

    inkblurt · The Hyperlink

  • The lowly hyperlink is often overlooked as just a ‘feature’ of the Internet or the Web in particular.

    inkblurt · The Hyperlink

  • BNA's Electronic Commerce & Law Report reports that a federal court in Utah has ruled that a mere hyperlink from the defendant's Web site was insufficient to establish personal jurisdiction over the defendant.

    May 11th, 2006

  • The Problem: Too many clicks to get a snippet 'and hyperlink from a (story within) RSS Reader (rojo in my case) into Flickr (for The Photos;) and then at least 3-4 more clicks in Blogger for editing, formatting + inserting hyperlinks.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • Well tag it and hyperlink from the 404 page already.

    Yahool.icio.us becomes Off.icio.us

Comments

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  • Can you add it on FAQ, too?

    August 2, 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

  • *Applauds*!

    April 1, 2008

  • Oh, yes!! (Simple pleasures...)

    April 1, 2008

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

    April 1, 2008