to produce (a text, picture, etc.) by applying inked types, plates, blocks, or the like, to paper or other material either by direct pressure or indirectly by offsetting an image onto an intermediate roller.
to reproduce (a design or pattern) by engraving on a plate or block.
to form a design or pattern upon, as by stamping with an engraved plate or block: to print calico.
to cause (a manuscript, text, etc.) to be published in print.
to write in letters like those commonly used in print: Print your name on these forms.
Computers. to produce (data) in legible alphanumeric or graphic form.
to indent or mark by pressing something into or upon (something).
to produce or fix (an indentation, mark, etc.), as by pressure.
to impress on the mind, memory, etc.
to apply (a thing) with pressure so as to leave an indentation, mark, etc.: The horses printed their hoofs on the wet grass.
Photography. to produce a positive picture from (a negative) by the transmission of light.
to take impressions from type, an engraved plate, etc., as in a press.
to produce by means of a reproduction process: to print in color; to print unevenly.
to make an image by means of ink, chemical action, etc., as type, engraved plates, etc.: This type is too worn to print cleanly.
to write in characters such as are used in print: He'd rather print than use longhand.
to follow the vocation of a printer.
the state of being printed.
printed lettering, especially with reference to character, style, or size: This print is too large for footnotes.
a printed publication, as a newspaper or magazine.
a picture, design, or the like, printed from an engraved or otherwise prepared block, plate, etc.
an indentation, mark, etc., made by the pressure of one body or thing on another.
something with which an impression is made; a stamp or die.
a design or pattern on cloth made by dyeing, weaving, or printing with engraved rollers, blocks of wood, stencils, etc.
a cloth so treated.
an article of apparel made of this cloth.
something that has been subjected to impression, as a pat of butter.
Photography. a picture, especially a positive made from a negative.
any reproduced image, as a blueprint.
Movies, Television. a positive copy of a completed film or filmed program ready for showing; release print.
Idioms about print
in printed form; published.
(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.
- un·print·ed, adjective
- well-printed, adjective
- prince, prints
Other definitions for print. (2 of 2)
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How to use print in a sentence
Tomorrow they should hold placards of the cartoons Charlie Hebdo had printed.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive | Ayaan Hirsi Ali | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The editor then removed the disclaimer and printed the letter instead.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician | Rich Goldstein | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I read the article again as it was first printed in the magazine.
So, Mrs. Shattuck printed out a cheer resume on purple paper and, as is her way, bedazzled the paper with rhinestones.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson | Brandy Zadrozny | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Initially, Truth Revolt printed that Dunham was 17 when this event occurred (she was 7).Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure | Marlow Stern | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Almost one-quarter of the total supply printed has been placed in circulation.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
We can imagine that, as soon as a printed book ceased to be a great rarity, it became an object of great abhorrence.
To guide his mind into the channel of the printed exposition, he calls into play the Directory power of the attention.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
This struck Davy as being a very happy idea, and he accordingly printed "Confexionry" on the package in his very best manner.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
A printed square of card-board on her writing-table had informed her that the dinner-hour was half-past eight.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for print
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
printed matter such as newsprint
a printed publication such as a newspaper or book
in printed or published form
(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 used: small print
a positive photographic image in colour or black and white produced, usually on paper, from a negative image on film: Compare slide (def. 13)
a fabric with a printed design
(as modifier): a print dress
a mark or indentation made by pressing something onto a surface
a stamp, die, etc, that makes such an impression
the surface subjected to such an impression
- See also print out
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Other Idioms and Phrases with print
In addition to the idiom beginning with print
- print out
- go out (of print)
- in print
- small print
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