Definition of magazine
1 : a place where goods or supplies are stored : warehouse
2 : a room in which powder and other explosives are kept in a fort or a ship
4a : a periodical containing miscellaneous pieces (such as articles, stories, poems) and often illustrated a fashion magazine a gardening magazine; also : such a periodical published onlineb : a similar section of a newspaper usually appearing on Sundayc : a radio or television program presenting usually several short segments on a variety of topics
5 : a supply chamber: such asa : a holder in or on a gun for cartridges (see cartridge 1) to be fed into the gun chamberb : a lightproof chamber for films or plates on a camera or for film on a motion-picture projector
Examples of magazine in a Sentence
She subscribes to several gardening magazines.
the village kept a magazine where people left common supplies
Recent Examples of magazine from the Web
The company has 550 employees across the world — 80 of them in Miami — who publish 27 global editions of its websites, social media channels and magazines, said Smith.
In its latest ranking of the country's best children's hospitals, U.S. News & World Report magazine placed Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center third among the nation's top pediatric care providers.
The house is large, according to friends, and the man cave adorned with Iverson’s framed All-Star Game jerseys and SLAM magazine covers.
A billboard created by trade magazine Campaign and Mother London featuring top advertising execs calling for equality was prominently positioned above Le Grand Hotel.
Unlike previous ships, which used dual missile launching rails fed from a central internal magazine, the Burkes were designed from the start with the Mk.
According to an article in the June 19 edition of Time magazine, Graham planned last year to hold the entire conference at the capital city’s Mayflower Hotel.
Just a few months after the Loving decision, Time magazine featured on its cover, the California wedding of Peggy Rusk, the daughter of then Secretary of State Dean Rusk, to Guy Smith, an African-American man.
This book is not just a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Southern Living, a milestone the magazine will hit in February 2016.
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Origin and Etymology of magazine
Middle French, from Old Occitan, from Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse
First Known Use: 1583See Words from the same year
MAGAZINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of magazine for English Language Learners
: 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
MAGAZINE Defined for Kids
Definition of magazine for Students
1 : a publication issued at regular intervals (as weekly or monthly)
2 : a storehouse or warehouse for military supplies
3 : a container in a gun for holding cartridges
History for magazine
The English word magazine came from a French word with the same spelling that in turn came from an Arabic word makhāzin. Both the French and the Arabic words meant “a place where things are stored.” At first the English word had the same meaning, and it is still used in this sense. However, a later sense is now more common—that of a collection of written pieces printed at set times, the suggestion being that such collections are “storehouses of knowledge.”
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