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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The magazine dropped Temple’s online MBA from its rankings in January after the school self-reported that problems were discovered. Susan Snyder,, "AG's office opens probe into Temple business school scandal," 13 July 2018 On gun rights, Kavanaugh has taken a broad reading of the Second Amendment, writing in a 2011 dissent that the District of Columbia should not be allowed to ban semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity magazines. Brian Bennett, Time, "How Brett Kavanaugh Could Change the Supreme Court—and America," 12 July 2018 In a recent piece, the magazine made the case that millennials prefer to hop between many jobs. Lyman Stone, Vox, "The myth of the job-hopping, rootless millennial is just that — a myth," 11 July 2018 And some have very high ratings from either Robert Parker or Wine Enthusiast magazine. Bruce Ingram, Naperville Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Meson Sabika in Naperville," 5 July 2018 The men acquitted of the killing, Bryant and Milam, subsequently confessed to the crime in an interview with Look magazine. Jenny Jarvie,, "Justice Department reopens Emmett Till case. His killing in 1955 put a spotlight on racial violence," 12 July 2018 During a search of the Accord, police found drugs and a gun with an extended magazine, said Baltimore's interim police commissioner Gary Tuggle. Lauren Lumpkin,, "Baltimore police release video of car believed to be involved in shooting of 7-year-old girl," 8 July 2018 In a recent interview with Nylon magazine, Riverdale's Camila Mendes, who has on multiple occasions promoted body positivity and supported her BFF Lili Reinhart amid ridiculous pregnancy rumors, opened up about struggling with an eating disorder. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Camila Mendes From "Riverdale" Opens About Struggling With an Eating Disorder," 3 July 2018 In a new interview with Porter magazine, Westworld and Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson opens up about her sexuality and close relationship to Janelle Monáe. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tessa Thompson Comes Out as Bisexual and Says She and Janelle Monáe "Love Each Other Deeply"," 29 June 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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