printout

or print-out

[ print-out ]
/ ˈprɪntˌaʊt /

noun Computers.

output produced by a printer, generally on continuous sheets of paper.

Origin of printout

First recorded in 1950–55; noun use of verb phrase print out

Definition for print out (2 of 2)

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 forms

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

Can be confused

prince prints
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British Dictionary definitions for print out (1 of 2)

print out


verb (tr, adverb)

(of a computer output device, such as a line printer) to produce (printed information)

noun print-out, printout

such printed information

British Dictionary definitions for print out (2 of 2)

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 print out (1 of 2)

print out


1

Write by drawing letters as opposed to cursive writing, as in Please print out your name above your signature.

2

Use a computer printer, as in This manuscript is too long to print out, so let's continue using floppy disks. [Second half of 1900s]

Idioms and Phrases with print out (2 of 2)

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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