- noun a set of commands used by a browser to ask an Internet web server for information about a webpage.
- Abbreviation of HyperText Transport Protocol. The communications protocol usually utilized between servers and clients on the World Wide Web. When a Web server transfers the information in an HTML document is to a user's Web browser, HTTP is usually used. For instance, in the following URL, http://www.yipeeee.com, the http indicates that this protocol is being used. Most Web browsers default to HTTP, so www.yipeeee.com would be the same as http://www.yipeeee.com.
- acronym forHyperText Transport Protocol