BREADCRUMB

breadcrumb

(noun) crumb of bread; used especially for coating or thickening

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

breadcrumb (plural breadcrumbs)

(chiefly, in the plural) A tiny piece of bread, either one that falls from bread as it is cut or eaten, or one made deliberately by crumbling bread.

(GUI, chiefly, in the plural) A single link in a chain indicating the hierarchical location of a web page or similar, used as a navigation aid.

Synonyms

• (tiny piece of bread): crumb

Verb

breadcrumb (third-person singular simple present breadcrumbs, present participle breadcrumbing, simple past and past participle breadcrumbed)

(transitive, cooking) To sprinkle breadcrumbs on to food, normally before cooking.

(GUI, intransitive) To add navigational breadcrumbs to (a web page or user interface).

To use clues or enticements to lead someone in the desired direction.

Source: Wiktionary



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