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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An excerpt of the book has appeared in Vogue magazine, and a review copy has circulated widely, including to NBC News. Ken Dilanian, NBC News, "Ex-CIA spy readies to publish book about undercover exploits without agency approval," 6 Sep. 2019 The company also announced it was named a Best-In-State credit union by Forbes magazine. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Business People: Medtronic CEO Ishrak to retire next year," 1 Sep. 2019 Sapier said wines were judged from a field of more than 2,600 entries in the Sunset contest and the winners were showcased in Sunset magazine. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Vines & Wines: Rainy weather holds promise for robust harvest," 30 Aug. 2019 Fortune has published the Change the World ranking since 2015, one of many benchmark lists produced by the magazine. San Diego Union-Tribune, "These San Diego tech firms made Fortune magazine’s Change the World list — for the first time," 28 Aug. 2019 The Sacklers were ranked America’s 19th-richest family by Forbes magazine in 2016, with a net worth estimated at $13 billion. Andrew Welsh-huggins, The Denver Post, "OxyContin maker negotiating settlement worth a reported $12 billion," 28 Aug. 2019 In January 1967, Bill Ray had been sent by Life magazine to document the first NFL-AFL World Championship Game, and the Chiefs allowed him and his camera behind the scenes (why not?)., "A History of Football in 100 Objects," 28 Aug. 2019 Federal prosecutors say Siddiqui submitted writings to the magazine. Fox News, "NYC women plead guilty to plotting terrorist bombing," 25 Aug. 2019 The remarks were published online in the magazine Paper on Tuesday. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Colin Kaepernick talks about the police shooting that led him to protest during national anthem," 20 Aug. 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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