Footman vs Page - What's the difference?

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As a noun footman

is (label) a soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.

As a proper noun page is

for someone who was a servant.

footman

English

Noun

(footmen)
  • (label) A soldier who marches and fights on foot; a foot soldier.
  • A man in waiting; a male servant whose duties are to attend the door, the carriage, the table, etc.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=And no use for anyone to tell Charles that this was because the Family was in mourning for Mr Granville Darracott […]: Charles might only have been second footman at Darracott Place for a couple of months when that disaster occurred, but no one could gammon him into thinking that my lord cared a spangle for his heir.}}
  • (label) A servant who runs in front of his master's carriage.
  • A metallic stand with four feet, for keeping anything warm before a fire.
  • A moth of the family ; -- so called from its livery-like colors.
  • Synonyms

    * (historical) runner, running footman * (moth) (footman moth)

    References

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    page

    English

    (wikipedia page)

    Etymology 1

    Via (etyl) from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the many pieces of paper bound together within a book or similar document.
  • * (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) (1807-1882)
  • Such was the book from whose pages she sang.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone,
  • One side of a paper leaf on which one has written or printed.
  • A figurative record or writing; a collective memory.
  • (label) The type set up for printing a page.
  • (label) A web page.
  • (label) A block of contiguous memory of a fixed length.
  • Synonyms
    * (side of a leaf) side * account, record
    Derived terms
    (Terms derived from "page") * on the same page * page in, page out * page-turner *

    Verb

    (pag)
  • To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript.
  • To turn several pages of a publication.
  • The patient paged through magazines while he waited for the doctor.
  • To furnish with folios.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), possibly via (etyl) (m), from , in sense of "boy from the rural regions". Used in English from the 13th century onwards.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A serving boy – a youth attending a person of high degree, especially at courts, as a position of honor and education.
  • (British) A youth employed for doing errands, waiting on the door, and similar service in households.
  • (US) A boy employed to wait upon the members of a legislative body.
  • (in libraries) The common name given to an employee whose main purpose is to replace materials that have either been checked out or otherwise moved, back to their shelves.
  • A boy child.
  • * 1380+ , (Geoffrey Chaucer), (The Canterbury Tales)
  • A doghter hadde they bitwixe]] hem two / Of twenty yeer, with-outen any mo, / Savinge a child that was of half-yeer age; / In [[cradle, cradel it lay and was a propre page .
  • A contrivance, as a band, pin, snap, or the like, to hold the skirt of a woman’s dress from the ground.
  • A track along which pallets carrying newly molded bricks are conveyed to the hack.
  • Any one of several species of colorful South American moths of the genus Urania .
  • Synonyms
    * (serving boy) page boy * (boy child) boy

    Verb

    (pag)
  • To attend (someone) as a page.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To call or summon (someone).
  • To contact (someone) by means of a pager.
  • I’ll be out all day, so page me if you need me.
  • To call (somebody) using a public address system so as to find them.
  • An SUV parked me in. Could you please page its owner?

    Anagrams

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