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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The Lion King is expected to be the movie of the summer and projections have it at a $180-$200 million debut over the July 19 weekend, according to Box Office magazine. Claudia Harmata,, "The Lion King First Reviews: Disney's Remake Praised as 'a Landmark Visual Experience'," 10 July 2019 In 2002, when a writer described Epstein's passion for young girls in a piece submitted to Vanity Fair magazine, that material was removed from the story, according to the author, Vicky Ward. Marc Fisher, Anchorage Daily News, "Epstein built a network of powerful defenders," 10 July 2019 According to Phil Steele’s preview magazine, that’s the most in the FBS since SMU’s line came into 2011 with 158 starts. Brian Howell, The Denver Post, "CU Buffs football opponent preview: Oregon aiming for return to elite status," 10 July 2019 His fortune was vast enough that he was named to Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires four times. Alan Feuer, New York Times, "El Chapo Earned $12,666,181,704, Prosecutors Say. They Want Him to Pay It Back.," 7 July 2019 Trump told reporters afterward, according to Time magazine. Suhauna Hussain,, "Trump said George Washington's army ‘took over airports.’ Twitter erupted in memes," 5 July 2019 In 2014, he was named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Stem-cell biotech seeing strong growth," 2 July 2019 Kitson Jazynka is a frequent contributor to National Geographic Traveler magazine. Kitson Jazynka, National Geographic, "Wolves are making a comeback. Here’s where to see them," 2 July 2019 The founders compare it to a music magazine compiling a best-albums list. Kate Krader, Time, "This Spot in France Was Named the Best Restaurant in the World for 2019," 25 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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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 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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