magazine

[mag-uh-zeen, mag-uh-zeen]

noun


Nearby words

  1. magadha,
  2. magainin,
  3. magallanes,
  4. magalogue,
  5. magangué,
  6. magazine section,
  7. magazinist,
  8. magda,
  9. magdala,
  10. magdalen

Origin of magazine

1575–85; < French magasin < Italian magazzino storehouse < Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse; in E figuratively, as “storehouse of information,” used in book titles (from c1640) and periodical titles (in The Gentleman's Magazine, 1731)

Related formsmag·a·zin·ish, mag·a·zin·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for magazine

magazine

noun

a periodical paperback publication containing articles, fiction, photographs, etc
a metal box or drum holding several cartridges used in some kinds of automatic firearms; it is removed and replaced when empty
a building or compartment for storing weapons, explosives, military provisions, etc
a stock of ammunition
a device for continuously recharging a handling system, stove, or boiler with solid fuel
photog another name for cartridge (def. 5)
a rack for automatically feeding a number of slides through a projector
a TV or radio programme made up of a series of short nonfiction items

Word Origin for magazine

C16: via French magasin from Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse, from khazana to store away

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Word Origin and History for magazine

magazine

n.

1580s, "place for storing goods, especially military ammunition," from Middle French magasin "warehouse, depot, store" (15c.), from Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhazin, plural of makhzan "storehouse" (cf. Spanish almacén "warehouse, magazine"), from khazana "to store up." The original sense is almost obsolete; meaning "periodical journal" dates from the publication of the first one, "Gentleman's Magazine," in 1731, which was so called from earlier use of the word for a printed list of military stores and information, or in a figurative sense, from the publication being a "storehouse" of information.

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