magazine

noun
mag·​a·​zine | \ ˈma-gə-ˌzēn How to pronounce magazine (audio) , ˌma-gə-ˈzēn\

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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When a magazine called him a billionaire a few years ago, Mr Dürr rang the editor to remonstrate. The Economist, "Germany’s business barons are finding it harder to keep a low profile," 15 June 2019 The photographer worked for Life magazine and spent decades traveling the country to bring slices of life to the American reader each week. San Diego Union-Tribune, "11 things to do in San Diego this weekend: Cooper Family Juneteenth Celebration, Smokey Robinson, New Children’s Museum’s ‘Whammock!’," 14 June 2019 On Tuesday, the rapper posted his new cover for Paper magazine on his Instagram page, which has more than 9 million followers. Stephanie Toone, ajc, "21 Savage had a quick comeback for a fan disputing his Atlanta roots," 12 June 2019 Through their companies, each man received about $15 million for magazine and newspaper sales between April 2011 and April 2016, the judge found. oregonlive.com, "Federal judge in OR orders halt to national newspaper subscription scam, issues $8.9 million judgment," 12 June 2019 An informant told police one of the suspects was showing off the guns and eight magazines of ammunition shortly after the vehicle burglary, according to police records. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ATF's Milwaukee sting operation was marred by mistakes, failures," 11 June 2019 But the first noticeable changes in the grand plan will affect Folk, which recently made the Free Press' annual Best New Restaurants list and was named one of Food & Wine magazine's best restaurants to work for. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Chef with impressive resume taking over kitchen at award-winning Corktown cafe," 11 June 2019 But, driven mostly by Bozell himself, the magazine rapidly radicalized. Declan Leary, National Review, "Catholics vs. Libertarians in the 1960s," 11 June 2019 Parks started working for Vogue magazine in the 1940s, shooting ladies in evening gowns. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "The uncommon power of Gordon Parks," 10 June 2019

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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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magazine

noun

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

magazine

noun
mag·​a·​zine | \ ˈma-gə-ˌzēn How to pronounce magazine (audio) \

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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