Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French
Date: 14th century
(1) a youth being trained for the medieval rank of knight and in the personal service of a knight
(2) a youth attendant on a person of rank especially in the medieval period
b. a boy serving as an honorary attendant at a formal function (as a wedding)
2. one employed to deliver messages, assist patrons, serve as a guide, or attend to similar duties
3. an act or instance of paging <a page came over the loudspeaker> <got a page from the client> II. transitive verb (paged; paging) Date: 15th century 1. to wait on or serve in the capacity of a page 2. to summon by repeatedly calling out the name of 3. to send a message to via a pager III. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin pagina; akin to Latin pangere to fix, fasten — more at pact Date: 1589 1. a. one of the leaves of a publication or manuscript; also a single side of one of these leaves b. the material printed or written on a page 2. a. a written record b. a noteworthy event or period 3. a. a sizable subdivision of computer memory; also a block of information that fills a page and can be transferred as a unit between the internal and external storage of a computer b. the block of information found at a single World Wide Web address IV. verb (paged; paging) Date: 1628 transitive verb to number or mark the pages of intransitive verb to turn the pages (as of a book or magazine) especially in a steady or haphazard manner — usually used with through
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.