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
b : offprint
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 To celebrate the cookbook’s September 14 release, Maman let Vogue reprint it below. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 17 Sep. 2021 Then there’s new forms for curbside voting and added ID requirements for mail ballots, which means every county must reprint that paperwork. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 9 Sep. 2021 That series will be hitting its 25th issue soon, and to celebrate, this year’s Dynamite FCBD offering will reprint the first issue — this time with a cover by superstar Alex Ross. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2021 Kimborowicz's petition to reprint the yearbook had more than 2,000 signatures Friday afternoon. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, 18 June 2021 Since the post has drawn significant attention on social media, many have said the school district should do more — like reprint the yearbook or print a special insert for students with Arnold’s picture. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 June 2021 District spokesperson Christina Langston confirms to PEOPLE that the school has offered refunds, but does not plan to reprint the yearbooks. Rachel Desantis,, 24 May 2021 Since Monstrograph couldn’t keep up with demand, a major French publisher, Seuil, won a bidding war to reprint the book, which has sold 20,000 copies since. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2021 The error, caught earlier this month, was found in time to reprint the ballots so that those used for early in-person voting, which began last week, could be counted. Scott Bauer, Star Tribune, 29 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That reprint limitation is particularly troubling to publishers, literary agent Alex Slater told Quartz via email. Hope Corrigan, Quartz, 16 Sep. 2021 She's protested outside school committee meetings and an online petition has generated hundreds of signatures in support of a reprint. CBS News, 18 June 2021 Counterspell recently saw a reprint in Strixhaven's Mystical Archive, and is one of the game's most powerful counters, but with Modern Horizon 2 will be entering the Modern format for the first time. Joe Parlock, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Experts say the desire to purchase memes as NFTs is the same as buying an original piece of art, rather than a re-creation or a reprint. NBC News, 29 Apr. 2021 Bonus: Unlimited subscribers will receive a unique reprint of the very first issue of Scientific American, originally published in August of 1845. Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2021 The bill would also: Allow Ohioans with a lost or damaged driver’s license or state ID to be able to apply online for a reprint from the BMV. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2020 Daley originally posted this account on Facebook; his followers recommended that the Chico Enterprise-Record reprint it for a wider audience. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 18 Dec. 2020 Its cover is a reprint of the Norman Rockwell painting that shows her wearing a white dress, holding a textbook, walking past a wall scrawled with hate speech. Glamour, 19 Nov. 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 21 Oct. 2021.

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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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