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

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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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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