- a publication that is issued periodically, usually bound in a paper cover, and typically contains essays, stories, poems, etc., by many writers, and often photographs and drawings, frequently specializing in a particular subject or area, as hobbies, news, or sports.
- a room or place for keeping gunpowder and other explosives, as in a fort or on a warship.
- a building or place for keeping military stores, as arms, ammunition, or provisions.
- a metal receptacle for a number of cartridges, inserted into certain types of automatic weapons and when empty removed and replaced by a full receptacle in order to continue firing.
- Also called magazine show. Radio and Television.
- Also called newsmagazine.a regularly scheduled news program consisting of several short segments in which various subjects of current interest are examined, usually in greater detail than on a regular newscast.
- a program with a varied format that combines interviews, commentary, entertainment, etc.
- magazine section.
- Photography. cartridge(def 4).
- a supply chamber, as in a stove.
- a storehouse; warehouse.
- a collection of war munitions.
Origin of magazine
Related Words for magazinepamphlet, booklet, journal, manual, daily, brochure, paper, periodical, newspaper, newsletter, weekly, store, rag, sheet, organ, review, annual, slick, joint, glossy
Examples from the Web for magazine
Contemporary Examples of magazine
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.Harry Shearer on The Dangerous Business of Satire
January 8, 2015
The most recent issue contains detailed instructions for building car bombs, and the magazine frequently draws up hit-lists.
There is a particular focus in the magazine on attacking the United States, which al Qaeda calls a top target.
The massacre of cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo is a crystallizing moment.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
Historical Examples of magazine
But that's no reason why John shouldn't send his story to Blackwood's Magazine.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
It is written by an Italian named Marinetti, in a magazine which is called Poesia.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
I must beg your pardon for the epistle you sent me appearing in the Magazine.The Letters of Robert Burns
I loaded the magazine and sat down to wait for the animals to land.The Long Labrador Trail
I called my sketch "A Patch of Light," and sent it to a magazine.The Harbor
- 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
Word Origin and History for magazine
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.