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


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

This 1997 feature was reprinted in the March 2019 issue. Popular Mechanics, "The Death of the Internet," 7 Feb. 2019 This story was published in Vogue’s August 2006 Age Issue and is reprinted here in memory of a woman who made a mark on the history of fashion. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Remembering Babs Simpson: Vogue Editor and Great American Free Spirit," 7 Jan. 2019 This article was originally published by the Wikimedia Foundation and is reprinted here with his permission. Ulrich Kaiser, Ars Technica, "Google: Sorry professor, old Beethoven recordings on YouTube are copyrighted," 3 Sep. 2018 The New York Times, April 5, 2017, [4] The Facebook post was reprinted in the New Inquiry on the same day. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "‘Open Casket’ and the Question of Empathy," 28 Mar. 2017 The Montgomery Wards employee newsletter regularly reprinting touching, humorous, or bizarre letters sent to the company. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Country Living, "The Lost Charm of Mail-Order Catalogs In America," 25 Oct. 2016 Ervin sued, but a judge denied her request to force the state to reprint the ballots. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, "Valerie Ervin drops out of Md. governor’s race, will endorse Rushern Baker," 12 June 2018 Copyright © 2018 by the author and reprinted with permission of St. Martin's Press, LLC. Sarah Kessler, WIRED, "The Crazy Hacks One Woman Used to Make Money on Mechanical Turk," 12 June 2018 Our thanks to Nautiyal and the Boulevard staff for allowing us to reprint this essay at Longreads. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "We Are Scientists," 5 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Request for permission to republish Dow Jones content: For information regarding article reprints or any type of republishing, please visit WSJ, "About the Newsroom," 9 Oct. 2018 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

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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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