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noun \ˈprint\

Definition of print

  1. 1 a :  a mark made by pressure :  impression b :  something impressed with a print or formed in a mold c :  fingerprint

  2. 2 a :  printed state or form b :  the printing industry

  3. 3 a :  printed matter b plural :  printed publications

  4. 4 :  printed letters :  type

  5. 5 a (1) :  a copy made by printing (2) :  a reproduction of an original work of art (as a painting) made by a photomechanical process (3) :  an original work of art (as a woodcut, etching, or lithograph) intended for graphic reproduction and produced by or under the supervision of the artist who designed it b :  cloth with a pattern or figured design applied by printing; also :  an article of such cloth c :  a photographic or motion-picture copy; especially :  one made from a negative

in print

  1. :  procurable from the publisher

out of print

  1. :  not procurable from the publisher

Examples of print in a sentence

  1. What is the print size of your book?

  2. an exhibit of 16th-century German prints

Origin and Etymology of print

Middle English prente, from Anglo-French, from preint, prient, past participle of priendre to press, from Latin premere — more at press

First Known Use: 14th century




Simple Definition of print

  • : to cause (words, images, etc.) to appear on paper or cloth by using a machine (called a printer)

  • : to use a machine (called a printing press) to produce (books, newspapers, magazines, etc.)

  • : to include (something) in a book, newspaper, magazine, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of print

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to impress something in or on b :  to stamp (as a mark) in or on something

  3. 2 a :  to make a copy of by impressing paper against an inked printing surface b (1) :  to impress (as wallpaper) with a design or pattern (2) :  to impress (a pattern or design) on something c :  to publish in print d :  print out; also :  to display on a surface (as a computer screen) for viewing

  4. 3 :  to write in letters shaped like those of ordinary roman text type

  5. 4 :  to make (a positive picture) on a sensitized photographic surface from a negative or a positive

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 a :  to work as a printer b :  to produce printed matter

  8. 2 :  to produce something in printed form

  9. 3 :  to write or hand-letter in imitation of unjoined printed characters

Examples of print in a sentence

  1. We printed 50 invitations before we ran out of ink.

  2. The new machine prints 30 pages per minute.

  3. Your tickets are being printed now.

  4. a slogan printed on a bumper sticker

  5. Your tickets are printing now.

  6. This printer allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper.

  7. They printed 10,000 copies of the book's new edition.

  8. I'm surprised they printed that cartoon in the paper.

  9. Her picture was printed in a magazine last month.

14th Century

First Known Use of print

14th century




Simple Definition of print

  • : of, relating to, or writing for books, magazines, newspapers, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of print

  1. :  of, relating to, or writing for printed publications <print journalists>


First Known Use of print


PRINT Defined for Kids



noun \ˈprint\

Definition of print for Students

  1. 1 :  a mark made on the surface of something <They left prints on the window.>

  2. 2 :  footprint

  3. 3 :  printed matter <“People believe almost anything they see in print.” — E. B. White, Charlotte's Web>

  4. 4 :  printed letters <The package has a warning in small print.>

  5. 5 :  a picture, copy, or design taken from an engraving or photographic negative

  6. 6 :  cloth upon which a design is stamped <a cotton print>




Definition of print for Students



  1. 1 :  to write in separate letters <Print your name clearly.>

  2. 2 :  publish 1 <Does the college print a newspaper?>

  3. 3 :  to make a copy of by pressing paper against an inked surface (as type or an engraving)

  4. 4 :  to make a picture from a photographic negative

print out

  1. :  to produce a paper copy of from a computer

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