noun \ˈma-gə-ˌzēn, ˌma-gə-ˈ\

: a type of thin book with a paper cover that contains stories, essays, pictures, etc., and that is usually published every week or month

: a radio or television program that discusses different topics

: a part of a gun that holds bullets

Full Definition of MAGAZINE

:  a place where goods or supplies are stored :  warehouse
:  a room in which powder and other explosives are kept in a fort or a ship
:  the contents of a magazine: as
a :  an accumulation of munitions of war
b :  a stock of provisions or goods
a :  a periodical containing miscellaneous pieces (as articles, stories, poems) and often illustrated; also :  such a periodical published online
b :  a similar section of a newspaper usually appearing on Sunday
c :  a radio or television program presenting usually several short segments on a variety of topics
:  a supply chamber: as
a :  a holder in or on a gun for cartridges to be fed into the gun chamber
b :  a lightproof chamber for films or plates on a camera or for film on a motion-picture projector

Examples of MAGAZINE

  1. She subscribes to several gardening magazines.
  2. <the village kept a magazine where people left common supplies>

Origin of MAGAZINE

Middle French, from Old Occitan, from Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse
First Known Use: 1583


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Printed collection of texts (essays, articles, stories, poems), often illustrated, that is produced at regular intervals. Modern magazines have roots in early printed pamphlets, broadsides, chapbooks, and almanacs. One of the first magazines was the German Erbauliche Monaths-Unterredungen (“Edifying Monthly Discussions”), issued from 1663 to 1668. In the early 18th century Joseph Addison and Richard Steele brought out the influential periodicals The Tatler and The Spectator; other critical reviews began in the mid 1700s. By the 19th century, magazines catering to specialized audiences had developed, including the women's weekly, the religious and missionary review, and the illustrated magazine. One of the greatest benefits to magazine publishing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the addition of advertisements as a means of financial support. Subsequent developments included more illustrations and vastly greater specialization. With the computer age, magazines (“e-zines”) also became available over the Internet.

Variants of MAGAZINE

magazine or periodical


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