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  1. YouTube(Noun)

    Any website that allows users to upload content, particularly YouTube itself.

  2. YouTube(Noun)

    A small video that can be viewed online, particularly one hosted on YouTube.

  3. YouTube(Verb)

    To upload a video of something to YouTube.

  4. YouTube(ProperNoun)

    a video-sharing website.

  5. Origin: you + tube (North American colloquial term for "television"), implying that users (the "you" in the title) may submit their own television (the "tube" in the title) content. Perhaps some humor was intended due to the slant rhyme with the popular slang term boob tube. From the name of http://www.youtube.com/ a popular website allowing users to upload videos.


  1. YouTube

    YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos. The company is based in San Bruno, California, and uses Adobe Flash Video and HTML5 technology to display a wide variety of user-generated video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well as amateur content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube has been uploaded by individuals, although media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Vevo, Hulu, and other organizations offer some of their material via the site, as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can watch videos, while registered users can upload an unlimited number of videos. Videos considered to contain potentially offensive content are available only to registered users at least 18 years old. In November 2006, YouTube, LLC was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion, and operates as a subsidiary of Google.


  1. YouTube

    YouTube provides a platform for you to create, connect and discover the world’s videos. The company recently redesigned the site around its hundreds of millions of channels. Partners from major movie studios, record labels, web original creators, viral stars, and millions more all have channels on YouTube. YouTube is predominantly an ad-supported platform, but also offers rental options for a growing number of movie titles.YouTube was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. YouTube received funding from Sequoia Capital, and was acquired by Google Inc. in 2006.

Editors Contribution


    "you" the individual can and are responsible for posting and/or making videos on youtube...as well as networks, video libraries, etc....you want it, u post it, you make it!

    Submitted by rinat on January 5, 2020  

How to pronounce YouTube?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say YouTube in sign language?

  1. youtube


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of YouTube in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of YouTube in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of YouTube in a Sentence

  1. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter:

    I don't see 50 million Prime users making a huge dent in the 2 billion YouTube user ecosystem.

  2. Justin Bieber:

    When I was getting started, YouTube provided me a platform and a community where I could share music, experiences and moments with my fans, it feels great to partner with YouTube for this original documentary series. I want my fans to be part of this journey.

  3. Saloote CEO:

    In a couple of years I want this to be the biggest library for new musicians, for new artists, i want this to be the IMDB (referring to the popular film site) for a new musician. Look, a couple of years ago, a big artist like Justin Bieber got his start posting covers on YouTube. This is the future, this is how people develop talent. The goal is for this to be a musical community.

  4. Evelyn Ngugi:

    For example, you could be a family vlogger [ video blogger ] and all of a sudden YouTube is considering taking down all videos of children, and you have no control over that, and that was your actual niche.

  5. Drake McWhorter:

    YouTube is a treadmill, if you stop for a second, you're dead.

Images & Illustrations of YouTube

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