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Meaning of "Facebook" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FACEBOOK

Facebook  [ˈfeɪsˌbʊk] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FACEBOOK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Facebook is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb Facebook in English.

WHAT DOES FACEBOOK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Facebook

Facebook

Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its name comes from a colloquialism for the directory given to students at some American universities. Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. The founders had initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students, but later expanded it to colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities and later to their high-school students. Facebook now allows anyone who claims to be at least 13 years old worldwide to become a registered user of the website, although proof is not required. After registering to use the site, users may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, post status updates and photos, and receive notifications when others update their profiles.

Definition of Facebook in the English dictionary

The first definition of Facebook in the dictionary is a popular social networking website. Other definition of Facebook is to search for on the Facebook website. Facebook is also to use the Facebook website.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FACEBOOK

PRESENT

Present
I facebook
you facebook
he/she/it facebooks
we facebook
you facebook
they facebook
Present continuous
I am facebooking
you are facebooking
he/she/it is facebooking
we are facebooking
you are facebooking
they are facebooking
Present perfect
I have facebooked
you have facebooked
he/she/it has facebooked
we have facebooked
you have facebooked
they have facebooked
Present perfect continuous
I have been facebooking
you have been facebooking
he/she/it has been facebooking
we have been facebooking
you have been facebooking
they have been facebooking
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I facebooked
you facebooked
he/she/it facebooked
we facebooked
you facebooked
they facebooked
Past continuous
I was facebooking
you were facebooking
he/she/it was facebooking
we were facebooking
you were facebooking
they were facebooking
Past perfect
I had facebooked
you had facebooked
he/she/it had facebooked
we had facebooked
you had facebooked
they had facebooked
Past perfect continuous
I had been facebooking
you had been facebooking
he/she/it had been facebooking
we had been facebooking
you had been facebooking
they had been facebooking
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will facebook
you will facebook
he/she/it will facebook
we will facebook
you will facebook
they will facebook
Future continuous
I will be facebooking
you will be facebooking
he/she/it will be facebooking
we will be facebooking
you will be facebooking
they will be facebooking
Future perfect
I will have facebooked
you will have facebooked
he/she/it will have facebooked
we will have facebooked
you will have facebooked
they will have facebooked
Future perfect continuous
I will have been facebooking
you will have been facebooking
he/she/it will have been facebooking
we will have been facebooking
you will have been facebooking
they will have been facebooking
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would Facebook
you would Facebook
he/she/it would Facebook
we would Facebook
you would Facebook
they would Facebook
Conditional continuous
I would be facebooking
you would be facebooking
he/she/it would be facebooking
we would be facebooking
you would be facebooking
they would be facebooking
Conditional perfect
I would have Facebook
you would have Facebook
he/she/it would have Facebook
we would have Facebook
you would have Facebook
they would have Facebook
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been facebooking
you would have been facebooking
he/she/it would have been facebooking
we would have been facebooking
you would have been facebooking
they would have been facebooking
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you facebook
we let´s facebook
you facebook
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to facebook
Past participle
facebooked
Present Participle
facebooking
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FACEBOOK


casebook
ˈkeɪsˌbʊk
checkbook
ˈtʃɛkˌbʊk
guestbook
ˈɡɛstˌbʊk
guidebook
ˈɡaɪdˌbʊk
handbook
ˈhændˌbʊk
logbook
ˈlɒɡˌbʊk
netbook
ˈnɛtˌbʊk
notebook
ˈnəʊtˌbʊk
passbook
ˈpɑːsˌbʊk
playbook
ˈpleɪˌbʊk
pocketbook
ˈpɒkɪtˌbʊk
scrapbook
ˈskræpˌbʊk
sketchbook
ˈskɛtʃˌbʊk
songbook
ˈsɒŋˌbʊk
sourcebook
ˈsɔːsˌbʊk
storybook
ˈstɔːrɪˌbʊk
stylebook
ˈstaɪlˌbʊk
textbook
ˈtɛkstˌbʊk
workbook
ˈwɜːkˌbʊk
yearbook
ˈjɪəˌbʊk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FACEBOOK

FaceTime

WORDS THAT END LIKE FACEBOOK

a closed book
address book
an open book
bluebook
book
chequebook
codebook
coloring book
comic book
cookbook
e-book
homework notebook
in my book
open book
phone book
prebook
rebook
shorthand notebook
spiral notebook
the book

Synonyms and antonyms of Facebook in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Facebook» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FACEBOOK

Find out the translation of Facebook to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Facebook from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Facebook» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

Facebook的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Facebook
570 millions of speakers

English

Facebook
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फेसबुक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الفيسبوك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

facebook
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Facebook
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফেসবুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Facebook
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Facebook
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Facebook
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

フェイスブック
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

페이스 북
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Facebook
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Facebook
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பேஸ்புக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फेसबुक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Facebook
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Facebook
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Facebook
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Facebook
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Facebook
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Facebook
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Facebook
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Facebook
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Facebook
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Facebook

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FACEBOOK»

The term «Facebook» is very widely used and occupies the 101 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FACEBOOK» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «Facebook» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «Facebook» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Facebook

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «FACEBOOK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Facebook.
1
Brian Acton
You have a certain identity that you present to the world on Facebook, and you have a certain identity that you present with the telephone, and they are different.
2
Shawn Amos
Technology has the benefit of being easily scalable. A few weeks or months of coding can result in solutions that reap huge benefits. The global success of Facebook, Twitter, and Google are all triumphs of technology.
3
Marc Andreesen
You go on Facebook, you buy social advertising. And you can very cost-effectively target people who are in the market for your product from all over the world.
4
Michael Anti
There is a long tradition in China for writers and journalists to take pen names, partly as protection from retaliation by authorities. If Facebook requires the use of real names, that could potentially put Chinese citizens in danger.
5
Michael Anti
You have Google, we have Baidu. You have Twitter, we have Weibo. You have Facebook, we have Renren. You have YouTube, we have Youku and Tudou. The Chinese government blocked every single international Web 2.0 service, and we Chinese copycat every one.
6
James Avery
I don't understand this whole Twitter, Facebook stuff. I don't get it. Make a phone call. Talk to somebody.
7
Avicii
I make sure to use both Twitter and Facebook a lot which helps me connect to the fans.
8
Banks
I've never really been into social media - I don't have a Facebook; I don't do Twitter or Instagram or anything.
9
Michael Birch
People can live without a Facebook account: my 13-year-old daughter has cancelled her account because it's not cool anymore.
10
Larry Bucshon
I don't believe that employers should have access to an employee's private passwords, including Facebook.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FACEBOOK»

Discover the use of Facebook in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Facebook and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is ...
An insider's history of the online social network traces the collaborations and conflicts among its founders, the personalities that shaped its development, and the ways in which the site has become an integral part of contemporary culture.
David Kirkpatrick, 2011
2
Facebook For Dummies
This edition of the popular For Dummies guide to Facebook covers the latest updates and guides new users into the Facebook experience quickly and easily.
Carolyn Abram, 2013
3
The Facebook Book
The Facebook Book, by Harvard alums and early Booksters Atwan and Lushing, follows in the fine satirical tradition of The Official Preppy Handbook and The Hipster Handbook, full of anecdotes (true and semi-true), tips (useful and useless), ...
Greg Atwan, Evan Lushing, 2011
4
The Facebook Marketing Book
How can Facebook help you promote your brand, products, and services? This book provides proven tactics that you can use right away to build your brand and engage prospective customers.
Dan Zarrella, Alison Zarrella, 2010
5
Facebook and Philosophy: What's on Your Mind?
This volume is an entertaining, multi-faceted exploration of what Facebook means for us and for our relationships. Facebook is a social networking service and website that launched in 2004.
D. Wittkower, 2013
6
Facebook Application Development For Dummies
Whether you want to build your own Facebook app from scratch, extend an existing Facebook app, or create a game, this book gets you up and running in no time.
Jesse Stay, 2011
7
Facebook and Twitter For Seniors For Dummies
From basic information about establishing an Internet connection to rediscovering old friends, sharing messages and photos, and keeping in touch instantly with Twitter, this book by online expert Marsha Collier helps seniors jump right into ...
Marsha Collier, 2010
8
Tales from Facebook
This book demonstrates that it can be profound. The tales in this book reveal how Facebook can become the means by which people find and cultivate relationships, but can also be instrumental in breaking up marriage.
Daniel Miller, 2013
9
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.
Sheryl Sandberg, 2013
10
Inside Facebook: Life, Work and Visions of Greatness
All about the creation of Facebook, from an insider who saw it all. Get driven to create your awe inspiring startup. See it all at www.fbbook.com.
Karel M. Baloun, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FACEBOOK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Facebook is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Facebook is reportedly in talks to bring music videos to the news feed
Facebook may not be building a music streaming service, but it just might be looking to get into music videos. The social networking company ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
2
Likes Aren't Enough. Now Facebook Pages Need You To Add Them …
Facebook told businesses to buy Page Likes for years, saying that's how they could reach people through the News Feed. But over time, a ... «TechCrunch, Jul 15»
3
When it comes to nudity, Facebook is little different than Victorian …
When Frédéric Durand-Baïssas shared Gustave Courbet's The Origin of the World on Facebook, he probably didn't expect that the painting – a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Facebook says it's not building a streaming music service
Facebook is denying a report from Music Ally stating that it has plans to launch a streaming music service in the next few months. A Facebook ... «The Verge, Jul 15»
5
Why Facebook just changed its friends icon
Not long after taking a job at Facebook, Winner "found something in the company glyph kit worth getting upset about." She noticed that the icon ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
6
Facebook accused of restricting free speech...by a Putin aide
Senior officials are urging their countrymen to abandon Facebook FB 0.27% in favor of domestic social media, saying that the latter offer greater ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
7
How to see the photos your friends are hiding on Facebook
We've all done it. We have all hidden pictures from our Facebook Timeline for one reason or another. But those pictures may be more visible ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
8
Connecticut Teen Missing After Flying to Morocco to Meet Facebook
A 17-year-old Connecticut teen is missing after being driven to John F. Kennedy Airport so she could fly to Morocco to meet a Facebook ... «NBC New York, Jul 15»
9
Facebook's video push has two weak spots
Facebook has massive potential to become a dominant player in online video. But the company must overcome a couple of big challenges first. «Fortune, Jul 15»
10
Facebook and Google fined by Brazilian court over 'morbid images'
Judges in Brazil have handed down a £10,000 fine to Facebook and Google for not removing or blocking “degrading photos”. The ruling came ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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