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

As always, a 1-year unlimited WIRED digital and print subscription is only $10. Wired Staff, WIRED, "ThinkGeek Items Are 75% Off, and Google Speakers Are on Sale," 29 June 2019 Program: Gain a better understanding of the difference between primary and secondary resources, how to read legal citations and where to find legal resources in print and online. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Business calendar: Upcoming events in the area," 28 June 2019 Yes, the report is already available in many forms, print and audio, and Mr. Mueller has reprised its highlights on TV. James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Investigation’ Makes the Mueller Report a Dark-Comic Indictment," 25 June 2019 Together, the class workshopped drafts, and students on the newspaper staff gave it a final read, putting the print edition together after school hours. Teen Vogue, "These Massachusetts Student Journalists Exposed Their High School’s Use of Prison Labor," 24 June 2019 Don't be afraid to play with colors and prints when choosing suiting for your homecoming outfit. Tiffany Reid, Seventeen, "15 Homecoming Outfit Ideas That Are Just the Right Amount of Extra," 20 June 2019 The clothes take their inspiration from the women of Copenhagen—and between the fun use of colors, prints, and shapes, the designs are endlessly delightful. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Mette Hay’s Guide to a Design-Filled Weekend in Copenhagen," 18 June 2019 The altercation between the woman and the dogs likely began at an industrial yard near the warehouse store and ended in the parking lot based on paw prints and other evidence at the scene, McCauley said. Los Angeles Times, oregonlive.com, "Woman found dead in Costco parking lot was mauled by dogs, police say," 18 June 2019 Since the first Hunger Games book debuted in 2008, more than 100 million copies of the trilogy have been distributed around the world in various print and digital formats. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins to release new prequel novel," 17 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The court gave the Commerce Department another chance to justify its plan, but time to print census questionnaires is running out. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court to hear Trump administration plea to end DACA program for immigrants who came as children," 28 June 2019 Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberals to order the Census Bureau to reconsider the matter, a process that may go past the deadlines next week required to print the questionnaires on time. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Supreme Court Seems Oddly Ambivalent About Being Lied To," 27 June 2019 Census forms are supposed to be printed beginning next week. Anchorage Daily News, "Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question for now," 27 June 2019 Bernhardt’s embrace of new media was not limited to print. Sharon Marcus, Vox, "The first modern celebrity was born 175 years ago," 26 June 2019 Liquidity, whether water or airy space, is heightened by the evident tinkering with fluid chemicals used to print photographs. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Natural landscapes turned noxious in photography on view at Blum & Poe," 22 June 2019 Instead, think of bio-printers that resemble inkjets, flexible enough to print a wide array of medicines. Andrew Hessel, Ars Technica, "Printing vaccines at the pharmacy or at home will be the way of the future," 20 June 2019 Both Genius and Google hold a license from the music publishers to print song lyrics. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "What the Google-Genius Copyright Dispute Is Really About," 18 June 2019 Following online registration, a signature form will be sent via email to be printed, signed and submitted with payment. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 13 June 2019

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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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