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    the difference between HOMEPAGE and WEBSITE

    Dear all,

    According to Longman dictionary of comtemporary English, HOMEPAGE means "the first page of a website, which often contains links to other pages on that website". Nowadays, however, it seems to me that it can be used to refer to a whole website, including both the first page and other pages.

    Is it wrong to use the word HOMEPAGE to mean a website?

    Thank you!

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    Re: the difference between HOMEPAGE and WEBSITE

    Yes. A homepage is just that.

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    Re: the difference between HOMEPAGE and WEBSITE

    One can set up a browser to load a certain URL when the browser starts up. That can be called one's "home page", but it is not one's web site.

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    Re: the difference between HOMEPAGE and WEBSITE

    This is the site's homepage: https://www.usingenglish.com/
    The homepage + all the other pages = the website.

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