mag·a·zine | \ˈma-gə-ˌzēn, ˌma-gə-ˈ\

Definition of magazine 

1a : a print periodical containing miscellaneous pieces (such as articles, stories, poems) and often illustrated a fashion magazine a gardening magazine 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

2 : a place where goods or supplies are stored : warehouse

3 : a room in which powder and other explosives are kept in a fort or a ship

4 : the contents of a magazine: such as

a : an accumulation of munitions (see munition sense 2) of war

b : a stock of provisions (see provision entry 1 sense 2) or goods

5 : a supply chamber: such as

a : a holder in or on a gun for cartridges (see cartridge sense 1) 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

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Examples of magazine in a Sentence

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

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Winners will be announced at an event and featured in a special magazine in early December., "Deadline extended for nominations for the Top Workplaces in the Baltimore region," 14 July 2018 Gintama is a long-running comedy/action comic serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and the live-action adaptation directed by Yuichi Fukuda features Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda and Kanna Hashimoto in the starring roles. Billboard Japan, Billboard, "J-Pop Band back number's Song Featured in Live-Action 'Gintama' Sequel," 6 July 2018 And like most of its competitors, the magazine isn’t shying away from picking Alabama and Clemson in another national championship game rematch. Matt Murschel,, "A guide to top college football preview magazines," 13 July 2018 Linebacker Tyrone Brown is a third-team Super Team Defense pick, Bryton Thompson is among the magazine's Texas Top 30 defensive linemen, and DL Asyrus Simon is in the Class of 2020 Top 100. Jason Mcdaniel, Houston Chronicle, "High school notebook: Hastings PG Tatiyanna Riley competes in all-star game," 13 July 2018 The magazine posted a 47-second video on Twitter highlighting three young players: Marvin Bagley III, De'Aaron Fox and Harry Giles. Noel Harris, sacbee, "Why a national magazine says the young Kings could be the NBA’s ‘next’ big thing," 11 July 2018 There has been frequent turnover of top editors, and a recent effort to update the magazine’s chart rules drew vigorous lobbying by both the major record labels and the streaming services. Ben Sisario, New York Times, "Top Executive Leaves Billboard Amid Examination of Coverage," 11 July 2018 The magazine reported that sterilization of Jewish citizens had been discussed, and explained the economic consequences Jewish businesses were already facing. Lily Rothman, Time, "'It's Not That the Story Was Buried.' What Americans in the 1930s Really Knew About What Was Happening in Germany," 10 July 2018 The New Yorker magazine is voluntarily recognizing the union of its editorial staff members, becoming the latest prominent media organization to do so even as the industry faces continued profit pressures. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "New Yorker Magazine to Recognize Newly Formed Union," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of magazine

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for magazine

Middle French, from Old Occitan, from Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse

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English Language Learners Definition of magazine

: 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


mag·a·zine | \ˈma-gə-ˌzēn \

Kids Definition of magazine

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

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