re·​print | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈprint How to pronounce reprint (audio) \
reprinted; reprinting; reprints

Definition of reprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to print again : make a reprint of


re·​print | \ ˈrē-ˌprint How to pronounce reprint (audio) , (ˌ)rē-ˈprint \

Definition of reprint (Entry 2 of 2)

: a reproduction of printed matter: such as
a : a subsequent printing of a book already published that preserves the identical text of the previous printing
c : matter (such as an article) that has appeared in print before

Examples of reprint in a Sentence

Verb She gave permission to reprint her article. Noun The novel is already on its fifth reprint. The publisher does reprints of books written in the early 1900s. This is a reprint of an article that was originally published in the New York Times.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Before primary debates, campaign staff members would reprint the cards at least once a day, former aides said, tweaking lines and clarifying policy. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, "Kamala Harris’s Doubleheader: A Debate and Hearings With Sky-High Stakes," 5 Oct. 2020 Leslie McLaughlin, an employee of FLVS, told agents that Kruppenbacher asked her to alter the contract and then affix the chairman’s signature to it and reprint it. Kevin Spear,, "FDLE probe into Frank Kruppenbacher’s work at FLVS ends with no criminal charges," 1 Oct. 2020 Al Qaeda issued new threats against Charlie Hebdo after the start of the proceedings, following the newspaper’s decision to defiantly reprint cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Aurelien Breeden, New York Times, "At Trial, Jewish Victims of 2015 Paris Attack Ask: Why the Hatred?," 27 Sep. 2020 Separately, Dallas County had to reprint thousands of new ballots last week after the Texas Supreme Court ordered the inclusion of three Green Party candidates on the November ballot. James Barragán, Dallas News, "'Simply inexcusable’: Dallas County sends voters conflicting instructions on turning in mail ballots," 25 Sep. 2020 Years later, a small publishing house, Blood Type Books, wants to reprint the stories. Alex Pavesi, Star Tribune, "Reviews: 'The Eighth Detective,' by Alex Pavesi, and 'The Shadows,' by Alex North," 25 Sep. 2020 According to CBS News campaign reporter Adam Brewster, that means clerks will not have to reprint 2.3 million ballots and can begin sending absentee ballots to voters who have requested them. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules Green Party won't be on the ballot in the state," 14 Sep. 2020 Attorneys for the county said the company that prints the ballots and instructions for the county has already printed the voter pamphlets with the new instruction and would not be able to reprint them in time. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "Maricopa County can't tell voters to cross out ballot mistakes, court rules," 10 Sep. 2020 The company will reprint cards for free if the date changes. oregonlive, "Marriage licenses are down, but dreams of planning a wedding can’t be dampened," 4 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At that point, roughly 9,000 ballots had already been prepared when workers had to redo the ballot, reprint and re-start the process. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "Missouri City mail-in ballot mix-up triggers election anxiety among Fort Bend County voters," 9 Oct. 2020 Predominantly a reprint company, Dover focused on titles in the public domain and used the money saved to create a genuine anomaly: a paperback built to last. Ptolemy Tompkins, New York Times, "As Everything Else Changes, My Dover Paperbacks Hold Up," 29 Sep. 2020 Under federal law, the state must mail absentee ballots to Alaskans overseas on Friday, and the state had paused the mailing process in case it was ordered to first reprint ballots. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska judge declines to keep election preparations on hold pending resolution of Galvin lawsuit," 18 Sep. 2020 Meanwhile DC Comics — yes, those guys again — are expanding their digital-first program, with reprints of the comics previously only seen in the DC Giants on sale at Walmarts. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Holy quarantine! Comics industry providing plenty of content to keep us busy: Captain Comics," 2 May 2020 And thank you for including resource links to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Crisis Text Line, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the reprint. The Washington Post, "The Importance of Being Acknowledged," 1 May 2020 Heavy Metal launched in 1977, initially as a U.S. reprint of Humanoids’ Metal Hurlant material. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "David Erwin Named Publisher of Heavy Metal," 4 Mar. 2020 Turns out, these link to reprints of classic tour shirts and merchandise from almost every Radiohead album, back on sale for the first time in years. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, " unveils “The Radiohead Library,” an official band repository," 20 Jan. 2020 For all content licensing, permissions, reprints, or any other re-use, please contact Wright’s Media at or call (877) 652-5295. Nena Farrell, Sunset Magazine, "The Sunset Smarter Awards: The Best New Tech of CES 2020," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of reprint


1551, in the meaning defined above


1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Reprint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to print (something, such as a book, article, etc.) again


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English Language Learners Definition of reprint (Entry 2 of 2)

: the act of printing more copies of a book
: a book, story, etc., that is printed again

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