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Idioms for print

    in print,
    1. in printed form; published.
    2. (of a book or the like) still available for purchase from the publisher.
    out of print, (of a book or the like) no longer available for purchase from the publisher.

Origin of print

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English prent(e), print(e), prient(e) < Old French priente impression, print, noun use of feminine past participle of preindre to press1 < Latin premere; (v.) Middle English prenten, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM print

un·print·ed, adjectivewell-print·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH print

prince prints
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British Dictionary definitions for in print

print
/ (prɪnt) /

verb

noun

See also print out

Word Origin for print

C13 priente, from Old French: something printed, from preindre to make an impression, from Latin premere to press
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Idioms and Phrases with in print (1 of 2)

in print

1

In printed or published form, as in You can find this information in print. This usage dates from the late 1400s, almost from the time of the first printing press.

2

Offered for sale by a publisher, as in The library has a list of all the books in print. The antonym for this usage is out of print, describing material no longer offered for sale by a publisher, as in Most of his books are out of print. [Late 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with in print (2 of 2)

print

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