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

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

hyper(text) + link1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

hyper- +‎ link

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  • The via whirlpool link for the Exetel hyperlink is a bit out of date.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