magazine

noun
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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In 1939, Time magazine named her the second most influential woman in America, after Eleanor Roosevelt. Fergus M. Bordewich, WSJ, "‘Behold, America’ Review: Fighting Words," 13 Dec. 2018 During Prohibition most Jewish gangsters were the children of Eastern European immigrants who came to the U.S. between 1881 and 1914, Rockaway wrote in Tablet magazine. Eric Ginsburg, Teen Vogue, "American Nazis and Nazi Sympathizers Have Been Around Since the 1930’s," 26 Nov. 2018 As Max Read pointed out recently in New York magazine’s Intelligencer, Twitter is only the latest company Fox has scolded. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Fox News wants everyone else to tell Twitter how mad it is at Twitter," 15 Nov. 2018 There has been ongoing, messy litigation that was covered in-depth in Wired magazine last year. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "Lies, lies and more lies. Out of an old Tacoma house, fact-checking site Snopes uncovers them," 10 Oct. 2018 Eggers published the screenplay as a special issue of his literary magazine, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. Joseph Bien-kahn, WIRED, "Radical As Ever, Boots Riley Takes On the Tech Boom," 4 July 2018 While trying to get her foot in the door at fashion magazines, Rebecca accepts a job at a financial publication as its advice columnist, and her writing turns into an instant hit. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 10 Best Fashion Movies That Aren't The Devil Wears Prada," 24 Dec. 2018 In the past week, the magazine dispatched its U.S. editor to the town to write a follow-up piece. Sara Germano, WSJ, "Journalist at Center of False-Reporting Scandal Faces New Allegations Over Donation Requests," 23 Dec. 2018 His new job: Good Housekeeping magazine hired him to run their internal testing laboratory at double his government salary. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "We have food safety laws thanks to 19th century “poison squad”," 26 Nov. 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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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 \

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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