imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure(noun)
the state of demanding notice or attention
"the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"
press, public press(noun)
the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
press, printing press(noun)
a machine used for printing
crush, jam, press(noun)
a dense crowd of people
wardrobe, closet, press(noun)
a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
press, mechanical press(noun)
any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
press, military press(noun)
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
press, pressure, pressing(verb)
the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
"he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
exert pressure or force to or upon
"He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
urge, urge on, press, exhort(verb)
force or impel in an indicated direction
"I urged him to finish his studies"
to be oppressive or burdensome
"weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
"The crowds pressed along the street"
create by pressing
"Press little holes into the soft clay"
"This is a pressing problem"
crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate(verb)
exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
"The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
press, press out(verb)
press from a plastic
"press a record"
make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
"`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
iron, iron out, press(verb)
press and smooth with a heated iron
"press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"
weight-lift, weightlift, press(verb)
"This guy can press 300 pounds"
bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure(verb)
ask for or request earnestly
"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
an East Indian insectivore (Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black
to force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress
a commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy
to urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd
to squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something
to squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus, in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to press clothes
to embrace closely; to hug
to oppress; to bear hard upon
to straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger
to exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel
to try to force (something upon some one); to urge or inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as, to press divine truth on an audience
to drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race
to exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force
to move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach
to urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment
an apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses
specifically, a printing press
the art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse
an upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press
the act of pressing or thronging forward
urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements
a multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng
Origin: [For prest, confused with press.]
Press was a daily middle-market tabloid newspaper published in Belgrade. Press Publishing Group also owns a daily aimed at businesspeople called Biznis, as well as a lifestyle weekly magazine Lola and a glossy monthly magazine called FAME. Founded in late 2005, the company has quickly established itself as one of Serbia's leading media enterprises. According to its most recent annual financial report submitted to Serbian Economic Register Agency, the company has 136 employees and it posted an annual profit of RSD58,830,000 for the calendar year 2007.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pres, v.t. to push on or against with a heavy weight or with great force: to squeeze out, as juice: to clasp or embrace: to bear heavily on: to distress: to urge strongly: to present to the mind with earnestness: to lay stress upon: to hurry on with great speed: to shape or smooth by the application of weight.—v.i. to exert pressure: to push with force: to crowd: to go forward with violence: to urge with vehemence and importunity: to exert a strong influence.—n. Press′er.—adj. Press′ing, urgent: importunate: forcible.—adv. Press′ingly.—n. Pres′sion. [Fr. presser—L. pressāre—premĕre, pressum, to squeeze.]
pres, n. an instrument for squeezing bodies: a printing-machine: the art or business of printing and publishing: act of urging forward: urgency: strong demand: a crowd: a closet for holding articles.—ns. Press′-bed, a bed enclosed in a cupboard, or folding up into it; Press′fat (B.), the vat of an olive or wine press for collecting the liquor; Press′man, one who works a printing-press: a journalist or reporter: a member of a pressgang; Press′mark, a mark upon a book to show its place among others in a library; Press′-room, a room where printing-presses are worked; Press′-work, the operation of taking impressions from type or plates by means of the printing-press.—Press of sail, as much sail as can be carried.—Brahmah press, a hydraulic press called after Mr Brahmah, its inventor; Cylinder press, a printing-press in which the types are laid on a cylinder which revolves, instead of on a flat surface; Hydraulic press (see Hydraulic); Liberty of the press, the right of publishing books, &c., without submitting them to a government authority for permission; The Press, the literature of a country, esp. its newspapers.
pres, v.t. to carry men off by violence to become soldiers or sailors.—ns. Press′gang, a gang or body of sailors under an officer empowered to impress men into the navy; Press′-mon′ey (for prest-money), earnest-money. [Corr. from old form prest, from O. Fr. prester (Fr. prêter), to lend—præstāre, to offer—præ, before, stāre, to stand.]
Press for iOS allows you to create multimedia slideshows on your iPhone, using photos you take, sounds you record, and text you write. You can send these slideshows to other users, who can add or edit the photos and sound as a group. A slideshow can evolve greatly over time and between users, so our backend keeps a version history. Any slideshow can be posted to Facebook or disseminated in a Tweet, where it is viewable on the Web. to anyone with the link.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #994
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1199
Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Nouns Frequency: #426
Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Verbs Frequency: #290
The numerical value of press in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of press in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Think, In mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence.
Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.
Formerly a public man needed a private secretary for a barrier between himself and the public. Nowadays he has a press secretary to keep him properly in the public eye.
Press close bare-bosomed night -- press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night.
There is an attempt to tarnish Turkey by using press freedom when it is in fact measures taken against terrorism, i dispute this. Nowhere in Europe or in other countries is there a media that is as free as the press in Turkey.
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Translations for press
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- ضغط, صحافةArabic
- premsa, prémer, impressoraCatalan, Valencian
- lis, tisk, stisknout, tisknoutCzech
- Presse, Druckerpresse, drückenGerman
- prensa, presionar, oprimir, pres, prensarSpanish
- مطبوعات, افشردنPersian
- paino, lehdistö, komero, painokone, painaa, kaappi, puristin, punnerrusFinnish
- presse, imprimerie, pressoir, presser, appuyerFrench
- preasScottish Gaelic
- presionar, prensa, prensarGalician
- प्रेस, दबानाHindi
- nyomás, sajtó, nyom, benyom, prés, szekrény, megnyomHungarian
- սեղմել, մամուլArmenian
- pressa, stampa, premere, torchioItalian
- 棚, パンツプレッサー, メディア, タンス, 押し花器, ズボンプレス, ズボンプレッサー, パンツプレス, 押す, 圧搾機, 報道, 印刷機, プレスJapanese
- 미디어, 누르다Korean
- perehi, kūeneMāori
- drukken, persDutch
- prensa, imprensa, pressionar, insistir, prensarPortuguese
- соковыжималка, печатный станок, жать, нажать, пресс, пресса, печать, нажимать, давить, надавитьRussian
- trycka, press, tryckpressSwedish
- หนังสือพิมพ์, ดัน, กดThai
- ấn, ép, báo chíVietnamese
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