print

noun
\ ˈprint How to pronounce print (audio) \

Definition of print

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a mark made by pressure : impression
b : something impressed with a print or formed in a mold
2a : printed state or form
b : the printing industry
b prints plural : printed publications
4 : printed letters : type
5a(1) : a copy made by printing
(2) : a reproduction of an original work of art (such as a painting) made by a photomechanical process
(3) : an original work of art (such as a woodcut, etching, or lithograph) intended for graphic reproduction and produced by or under the supervision of the artist who designed it
b : cloth with a pattern or figured design applied by printing also : an article of such cloth
c : a photographic or motion-picture copy especially : one made from a negative
in print
: procurable from the publisher
out of print
: not procurable from the publisher

print

verb
printed; printing; prints

Definition of print (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1a : to impress something in or on
b : to stamp (something, such as a mark) in or on something
2a : to make a copy of by impressing paper against an inked printing surface
b(1) : to impress (something, such as wallpaper) with a design or pattern
(2) : to impress (a pattern or design) on something
c : to publish in print
d : print out also : to display on a surface (such as a computer screen) for viewing
3 : to write in letters shaped like those of ordinary roman text type
4 : to make (a positive picture) on a sensitized photographic surface from a negative or a positive

intransitive verb

1a : to work as a printer
b : to produce printed matter
2 : to produce something in printed form
3 : to write or hand-letter in imitation of unjoined printed characters

print

adjective

Definition of print (Entry 3 of 3)

: of, relating to, or writing for printed publications print journalists

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Synonyms for print

Synonyms: Noun

impress, impression, imprint, stamp

Synonyms: Verb

get out, issue, publish, put out

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Examples of print in a Sentence

Noun

What is the print size of your book? an exhibit of 16th-century German prints

Verb

We printed 50 invitations before we ran out of ink. The new machine prints 30 pages per minute. Your tickets are being printed now. a slogan printed on a bumper sticker Your tickets are printing now. This printer allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper. They printed 10,000 copies of the book's new edition. I'm surprised they printed that cartoon in the paper. Her picture was printed in a magazine last month.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Sending a similarly loud (and colorful!) message were the sharp talons at Chromat, which tied into the show's efforts to raise awareness about climate change with weather map and oil slick-inspired prints by Lady Fancy Nails. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "7 Beauty Trends That Ruled the New York Runways This Weekend," 11 Feb. 2019 Rooms are unfussy, lots of white and gray, but with pops of emerald green or cobalt blue, brass fixtures, as well custom wallpaper patterned with native plants and botanical prints from the great Pacific Northwest artist Imogen Cunningham. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Portland, OR, in January 2019," 20 Dec. 2018 News websites are the next most common source, followed by radio, and finally social media sites and print newspapers. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Congress missed another chance to hold big tech accountable," 12 Dec. 2018 Meredith Corporation inked a deal with the Gaineses in 2016 to publish the Magnolia Journal, and the magazine has been a runaway hit, selling out and going into additional print runs. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over," 21 Nov. 2018 Frame after frame of botanical prints surround the two windows—and they were all found in an agricultural guide from the late 1800s that Colette picked up at a flea market. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "This View Park House Proves Neutrals Can Be So Cococozy," 8 Feb. 2019 Creating a vast lending library of prints happened serendipitously, says Mr. Schnitzer, who also collects paintings, sculpture and other art. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "An Art Collector On a Mission to Share His Passion," 25 Jan. 2019 Mix a punchy Hawaiian print or board short silhouette with heels to take the trend to the next level. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "5 Accessory Trends You'll See Everywhere This Year," 24 Jan. 2019 McKinney designed 12 styles for the collection, which goes live today, and features stylish, feminine designs offered in leopard prints, flirty gingham, bold polka dots, and graphic stripes. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Exclusive: Charlotte McKinney's Guess Collection Will Leave You Thirsting For Summer," 4 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Like all Wallshoppe products, the Chris Benz x Wallshoppe collection is made from 30 percent recyclable material and printed in Los Angeles with non-toxic ink. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "Chris Benz's Wallshoppe Wallpaper Collection Is Everything," 26 Nov. 2018 The new set includes three masks printed with the faces of Ursula, Maleficent, and Cruella De Vil. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Transform into Disney Villains with These Mad Beauty Sheet Masks," 11 Sep. 2018 Registered guests will be prompted to print their free ticket. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Youth & Family Services Has Summer Activities For All Ages," 26 June 2018 Already, an Illinois company is trying to print a human heart and a company in North Carolina is 3D printing prototype kidneys. Jerod Macdonald-evoy, azcentral, "Tempe company explores 3D printing for NASA spacecraft," 25 June 2018 The vehicle built by the students included a camera, a LEGO claw, a control box equipped with a fuse and 3D printed motor covers. Susan Soldavin, Howard County Times, "St. Louis School team dives into robotics challenge [Clarksville]," 21 June 2018 The only way to know if your bottle is affected is to check the lot number, printed on the bottom. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Cold-Pressed Watermelon Water Recalled for Potentially Containing Plastic," 12 Feb. 2019 Her work has been a mainstay in gift shops for decades, printed on magnets, coasters, and cocktail napkins. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "We buy each other gifts with misanthropic slogans to forge a common bond," 9 Nov. 2018 For her outfit of choice, the actor wore a tank top with the word Queen printed on the front, a pair of green velvet bell bottoms, and white shoes covered in glitter. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Bella Thorne Rocked Armpit Hair and Green Eye Makeup," 3 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of print

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Adjective

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for print

Noun

Middle English prente, from Anglo-French, from preint, prient, past participle of priendre to press, from Latin premere — more at press

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print

noun

English Language Learners Definition of print

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the process of making a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
: the letters, numbers, or symbols used in printing something
: a photograph that is printed on paper

print

verb

English Language Learners Definition of print (Entry 2 of 3)

: to cause (words, images, etc.) to appear on paper or cloth by using a machine (called a printer)
: to use a machine (called a printing press) to produce (books, newspapers, magazines, etc.)
: to include (something) in a book, newspaper, magazine, etc.

print

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of print (Entry 3 of 3)

: of, relating to, or writing for books, magazines, newspapers, etc.

print

noun
\ ˈprint How to pronounce print (audio) \

Kids Definition of print

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a mark made on the surface of something They left prints on the window.
2 : footprint
3 : printed matter “People believe almost anything they see in print.”— E. B. White, Charlotte's Web
4 : printed letters The package has a warning in small print.
5 : a picture, copy, or design taken from an engraving or photographic negative
6 : cloth upon which a design is stamped a cotton print

print

verb
printed; printing

Kids Definition of print (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to write in separate letters Print your name clearly.
2 : publish sense 1 Does the college print a newspaper?
3 : to make a copy of by pressing paper against an inked surface (as type or an engraving)
4 : to make a picture from a photographic negative
print out
: to produce a paper copy of from a computer

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