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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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 10 June 2024 Chinese media also saw the mid-March incident in which a Russian warplane downed a U.S. surveillance drone as validation of these concerns, and reprinted Western analyses that the episode marked the first direct physical contact between the U.S. and Russian militaries. Bonny Lin, Foreign Affairs, 17 May 2023
Bloomsbury reissued Philosopher's Stone as part of its 25th anniversary commemorative reprint of the Harry Potter books in 2022. Chloe Veltman, NPR, 5 May 2024 Nguyen penned a foreword to a reprint of that speech this year. Andrew R. Chow, TIME, 9 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for reprint 

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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 21 Jun. 2024.

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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