re·print | \(ˌ)rē-ˈprint \
reprinted; reprinting; reprints

Definition of reprint 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to print again : make a reprint of


re·print | \ˈrē-ˌprint, (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

b : offprint

c : matter (such as an article) that has appeared in print before

Examples of reprint in a Sentence


She gave permission to reprint her article.


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

It would be reprinted 12 times in the nine years before her death in 1547, and its success opened the way for other women writers. Sarah Dunant, New York Times, "Who Was Vittoria Colonna? Just One of Italy’s Great Poets...," 1 June 2018 The Evanstonian was reprinted in its entirety a few weeks later, Colton said, with a disclaimer that noted the student publication staff does not encourage drug use. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "Evanston student newspaper confiscation leads to policy change, teacher's early retirement," 8 May 2018 But Ervin was told that state law prevented her from accessing Kamenetz’s campaign funds and would not allow for the ballots to be reprinted. Washington Post, "Maryland Democrats choose between insurgents, establishment in crowded primary," 28 June 2018 Eilert was referring to the stickers that the county already has to reprint because they're lost, stolen or misapplied by the vehicle owners. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "Getting a new Kansas license plate? To avoid sticker shock, keep track of that decal," 11 July 2018 The drawings from that book reprinted here pay overt homage to the style of the period, but even more to the audacity of its artists to subversively — often savagely — lampoon their targets while still leaving them laughing and wanting more. Steven Heller, New York Times, "Tom Wolfe’s Lesser Known Career as a Cartoonist," 6 July 2018 The article is no longer on the newspaper's website, but it was reprinted in full in the court documents. NBC News, "Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting had sued Capital Gazette for defamation," 29 June 2018 The Board of Elections decided there was not enough time to reprint ballots without his name, even though his running mate, Valerie Ervin, briefly decided to run in his place. Erin Cox,, "Primary 101: A newcomer's guide to today's election in Maryland," 26 June 2018 The comics will be more than your typical single-issue comic: these will be 100-page books, featuring a mix of new and reprinted material, priced at $4.99 an issue. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Walmart will begin selling an exclusive monthly DC comic anthology in July," 23 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Ervin went to court last month to demand that the state reprint ballots to show her name and Johnson’s, instead of hers and Kamenetz’s. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, "Valerie Ervin: A career in politics based on fighting unfair treatment," 10 June 2018 Richard Pini, writer and editor of all things Elfquest, will continue to manage the property through reprints and maybe new issues done by another art and writing team. Michael Sangiacomo,, "Elves end, Brad Meltzer and Art Spiegelman speak: Journey Into Comics," 27 Feb. 2018 The store carried a full line of books published by Dover Press, including a lot of reprints of scientific classics. Frank Wilczek, WSJ, "Page-Turners for a Physics Summer," 31 May 2018 McDermid proudly notes in her introduction to Grove’s reprints of the series. Lloyd Sachs,, "Crime fiction to heat up your summer reading list," 21 May 2018 In Taiwan the dish is a matter of national pride (when the 2011 Michelin Guide suggested that the dish originated in Shandong Province, Taipei’s mayor held a press conference, demanded a reprint, and handed out 1,000 free bowls in the street). Gillian Ferguson, Los Angeles Magazine, "How Chef Jon Yao’s Family Recipes Influence His Refined Take on Taiwanese," 15 May 2018 In fact, Burns says the first printing of the 700-page book was deliberately small because paper was rationed at the time, so reprints were ordered in response to the demand. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "How Real History Shaped The Fountainhead and Kept Ayn Rand's Fans Coming Back," 7 May 2018 The reprint features 136 recipes in 12 chapters, organized by meal courses — including one chapter on aphrodisiacs. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Salvador Dali's Surrealistic Cookbook Is Being Republished," 7 Oct. 2016 Part of each Desert Oracle issue contains reprints of naturalists and explorers writings, alongside original pieces. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Publishing the Best of the Desert: An Interview With Ken Layne," 25 Apr. 2018

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1551, in the meaning defined above


1611, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of reprint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



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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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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