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Nearby words

principle of virtual work, principled, princox, pringle's disease, prink, print, print bar, print journalism, print out, print shop, 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

Definition for print (2 of 2)

print.


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British Dictionary definitions for 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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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