Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
  2. (noun, artifact) a picture or design printed from an engraving
  3. (noun, communication) a visible indication made on a surface
    paw prints were everywhere
  4. (noun, communication) availability in printed form
    his book is no longer in print
  5. (noun, artifact) a copy of a movie on film (especially a particular version of it)
  6. (noun, artifact) a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)
  7. (noun, artifact) a printed picture produced from a photographic negative
  8. (verb, creation) put into print
    These news should not be printed
  9. (verb, creation) write as if with print; not cursive
  10. (verb, creation) make into a print
  11. (verb, creation) reproduce by printing

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Print

  1. c.1300, "impression, mark," from O.Fr. preinte "impression," prop. fem. pp. of preindre "to press," from L. premere (see press (v.1)). Sense of "picture or design from a block or plate" is first attested 1662. Meaning "piece of printed cloth" is from 1756. Out of print "no longer to be had from the publisher" is from 1674. The verb is attested from c… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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