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

transitive verb

: to print again : make a reprint of


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re·​print ˈrē-ˌprint How to pronounce reprint (audio)
: a reproduction of printed matter: such as
: a subsequent printing of a book already published that preserves the identical text of the previous printing
: matter (such as an article) that has appeared in print before

Example Sentences

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Roger Conover, the longtime executive editor for art and architecture at M.I.T. Press, hoped for years to reprint the first edition, which had remained something of a cult favorite among graphic designers. Christopher Hawthorne, The New Yorker, 27 Jan. 2023 Time could reprint my story today and the essence of it would still seem right. Lance Morrow, WSJ, 2 Dec. 2022 Kudos to Maxmen to dig deep, rather than reprint a press release. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 18 Jan. 2011 The document was written in response to Hermann Kindt, the editor of the Autographic Mirror—a type of celebrity magazine of its day—who had requested a sample of Darwin’s handwriting to reprint in his publication. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 25 Nov. 2022 According to Sotheby’s, it was written by Darwin in 1865, after the Autographic Mirror requested a sample of his handwriting to reprint in the magazine. Dana Givens, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2022 Those who purchased tickets online must reprint them or show a screenshot of a mobile ticket with a barcode. John Kuntz, cleveland, 4 Sep. 2022 Michels' campaign had to reprint a mailer sent earlier this month that had falsely claimed he had been endorsed by the National Rifle Association. Fox News, 27 July 2022 This collection also features 64 pages of companion content and will reprint introductions by original Avengers writer/editor Stan Lee and Justice League of America editor Julius Schwartz. Christian Holub,, 16 Feb. 2022
The book is a reprint of a long-out-of-print manuscript — a diary, really — from an 1859 voyage by an artist and his companion, a writer, to witness and paint giant icebergs floating along North America’s northeastern coast. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Nov. 2022 The Battletech Beginner Box is a reprint of an earlier edition with some rules errata and tweaks and a change to one of the battlemechs featured in the box. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 The biggest concern is editing mistakes or last-minute changes to a local ballot requiring a large-scale reprint. Nicole Moeder, ABC News, 27 Oct. 2022 The reprint features hundreds of recipes that are meant to be easy — and all can be ready in 30 minutes or less. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2022 That odd man is back in a facsimile reprint edition marking the 50th anniversary of the mini-zine. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 26 Sep. 2022 Here's how Dante, one of the 'World's Best' bars, makes their cocktail Harvest, an imprint of HarperCollins, the publisher for Bittman's reprint, shared his recipe with USA TODAY. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2022 In the 2011 University of Chicago Press reprint of The Art of the Novel—a curated selection of the prefaces James wrote for many of his own works—Tóibín leaves no stone unturned. Je Banach, The Atlantic, 8 Sep. 2022 In March, a reprint limited to 7,000 copies was produced by Hero Initiative, a charity that supports needy comic book artists and writers. New York Times, 8 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1551, in the meaning defined above


1611, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reprint was in 1551

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Cite this Entry

“Reprint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 verb
re·​print (ˈ)rē-ˈprint How to pronounce reprint (audio)
: to print again or make a reprint of
reprinter noun


2 of 2 noun
re·​print ˈrē-ˌprint How to pronounce reprint (audio)
: a new or additional printing without change in the text
: a separately printed piece of writing
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