mag·​a·​zine ˈma-gə-ˌzēn How to pronounce magazine (audio)
: a print periodical containing miscellaneous pieces (such as articles, stories, poems) and often illustrated
a fashion magazine
a gardening magazine
also : such a periodical published online
: a similar section of a newspaper usually appearing on Sunday
: a radio or television program presenting usually several short segments on a variety of topics
: a place where goods or supplies are stored : warehouse
: a room in which powder and other explosives are kept in a fort or a ship
: the contents of a magazine: such as
: an accumulation of munitions (see munition sense 2) of war
: a stock of provisions (see provision entry 1 sense 2) or goods
: a supply chamber: such as
: a holder in or on a gun for cartridges (see cartridge sense 1) to be fed into the gun chamber
: a lightproof chamber for films or plates on a camera or for film on a motion-picture projector

Example Sentences

She subscribes to several gardening magazines. the village kept a magazine where people left common supplies
Recent Examples on the Web Advocates and lawmakers scoffed Thursday that the current fine for a first offense of possessing a large-capacity magazine illegally is only $90. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 26 Jan. 2023 In recent months, league organizers have worked to expand into other ventures, including Gold Buckle, a western-sports-and-lifestyle magazine, and the PBR Bar, a country-bar concept now in 11 markets, with five new locations scheduled for 2023. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 26 Jan. 2023 Hays and Mason run the media and design brand AphroChic and produce a lifestyle magazine and podcasts as well as products for Perigold and 1stDibs. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2023 And California voters overwhelmingly approved a limit on the number of bullets allowed in a gun’s magazine, a measure caught up for years in the courts. Scott Wilson, Mark Berman And Reis Thebault, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Jan. 2023 Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna said officers found 42 shell casings and a large-capacity magazine at the scene of the shooting, as well as a Norinco 7.62x25 handgun, registered to the suspect, in the suspect's van. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2023 And at the scene of the shooting, investigators recovered 42 shell casings — one for each of the bullets Tran fired in his fusillade — a handgun manufactured in China and a large-capacity magazine, Luna said. Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2023 Away attracted attention in the past for unconventional marketing moves such as the launch of a branded podcast and print magazine called Here. Patrick Coffee, WSJ, 23 Jan. 2023 Vice, which started as a punk magazine in Canada in the 1990s before relocating to New York, is a prominent example of the bullish-to-bearish outlook for new media companies over the past decade. Benjamin Mullin, New York Times, 20 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle French, from Old Occitan, from Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of magazine was in 1583

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Cite this Entry

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

Kids Definition


mag·​a·​zine ˈmag-ə-ˌzēn How to pronounce magazine (audio)
: a storehouse or warehouse especially for military supplies
: a place for keeping explosives in a fort or ship
: a publication containing different pieces (as stories, articles, or poems) and issued at regular intervals (as weekly or monthly)
: a supply chamber: as
: a container in a gun for holding cartridges
: a container for film on a camera or motion-picture projector

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