Definitions for magazineˌmæg əˈzin, ˈmæg əˌzin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•a•zineˌmæg əˈzin, ˈmæg əˌzin(n.)

  1. a periodical publication, usu. paperbound, that typically contains essays, stories, poems, and often illustrations.

  2. a television program that combines interviews, commentary, and entertainment.

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  3. a room for keeping gunpowder and other explosives.

  4. a military depot for arms or provisions.

    Category: Military

  5. Ref: warehouse .

  6. a receptacle on a gun for holding cartridges.

    Category: Military

  7. Category: Photography

    Ref: cartridge (def. 4). 4

Origin of magazine:

1575–85; < F magasin < It magazzino storehouse < Ar makhāzin, pl. of makhzan storehouse; in E figuratively, as “storehouse of information,” used in book and periodical titles

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magazine, mag(noun)

    a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

    "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"

  2. magazine(noun)

    product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object

    "tripped over a pile of magazines"

  3. magazine, magazine publisher(noun)

    a business firm that publishes magazines

    "he works for a magazine"

  4. magazine, cartridge(noun)

    a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required

  5. magazine, powder store, powder magazine(noun)

    a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored

  6. cartridge holder, cartridge clip, clip, magazine(noun)

    a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. magazine(noun)ˌmæg əˈzin, ˈmæg əˌzin

    a publication with a paper cover, photographs and stories

    a fashion magazine; a weekly/monthly news magazine


  1. magazine(Noun)

    A periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at fold.

  2. magazine(Noun)

    An ammunition storehouse.

  3. magazine(Noun)

    Detachable ammunition holder enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed to a gun.

  4. Origin: From magasin ("warehouse", "store"), from magazzino ("storehouse"), from (, "storerooms", "storehouses"), plural of (máχzan, "storeroom", "storehouse"), from (χázana, "to store", "to stock", "to lay up").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magazine(noun)

    a receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc

  2. Magazine(noun)

    the building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship

  3. Magazine(noun)

    a chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece

  4. Magazine(noun)

    a pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions

  5. Magazine(verb)

    to store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use


  1. Magazine

    Magazines, periodicals, glossies, or serials are publications that are printed with ink on paper, and generally published on a regular schedule and containing a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by pre-paid magazine subscriptions, or all three. At its root the word magazine refers to a collection or storage location. In the case of written publication, it is a collection of written articles.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'magazine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2216

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'magazine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2614

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'magazine' in Nouns Frequency: #733

Translations for magazine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(abbreviation mag

women's magazines; (also adjective) a magazine article.

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