website etymology

English word website comes from English site, English web

Detailed word origin of website

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
site English (eng) (obsolete) Sorrow, grief. (category theory) A category together with a choice of Grothendieck topology.. A computer installation, particularly one associated with an intranet or internet service or telecommunications.. A part of the body which has been operated on.. A place fitted or chosen for any certain permanent use or occupation. A website.. Region of a protein, a piece of DNA or RNA [...]
web English (eng) : the World Wide Web. (intransitive) to construct or form a web. (transitive) to cover with a web or network. (transitive) to ensnare or entangle. (transitive) to provide with a web (baseball) The part of a baseball mitt between the forefinger and thumb, the webbing. A baseball glove, with a web between the thumb and forefinger. (dated) A band of webbing used to regulate the extension of the [...]
website English (eng) A collection of interlinked web pages on the World Wide Web that are typically accessible from the same base URL and reside on the same server.