Nearby words

  1. principle of virtual work,
  2. principled,
  3. princox,
  4. pringle's disease,
  5. prink,
  6. print bar,
  7. print journalism,
  8. print out,
  9. print shop,
  10. print spooler

Idioms

    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

Related formsun·print·ed, adjectivewell-print·ed, adjective

Can be confusedprince prints

print.

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British Dictionary definitions for print

print

verb

to reproduce (text, pictures, etc), esp in large numbers, by applying ink to paper or other material by one of various processes
to produce or reproduce (a manuscript, a book, data, etc) in print, as for publication
to write (letters, etc) in the style of printed matter
to mark or indent (a surface) by pressing (something) onto it
to produce a photographic print from (a negative)
(tr) to implant or fix in the mind or memory
(tr) to make (a mark or indentation) by applying pressure

noun

printed matter such as newsprint
a printed publication such as a newspaper or book
in print
  1. in printed or published form
  2. (of a book, etc) offered for sale by the publisher
out of print no longer available from a publisher
a design or picture printed from an engraved plate, wood block, or other medium
printed text, esp with regard to the typeface usedsmall print
a positive photographic image in colour or black and white produced, usually on paper, from a negative image on filmCompare slide (def. 13)
  1. a fabric with a printed design
  2. (as modifier)a print dress
  1. a mark or indentation made by pressing something onto a surface
  2. a stamp, die, etc, that makes such an impression
  3. the surface subjected to such an impression
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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Word Origin and History for print
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Idioms and Phrases with print

print

In addition to the idiom beginning with print

  • print out

also see:

  • go out (of print)
  • in print
  • small print
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