What does Magazine mean?
Definitions for Magazine
ˌmæg əˈzin, ˈmæg əˌzinmag·a·zine
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Magazine.
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"
product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
"tripped over a pile of magazines"
magazine, magazine publishernoun
a business firm that publishes magazines
"he works for a magazine"
a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
magazine, powder store, powder magazinenoun
a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
cartridge holder, cartridge clip, clip, magazinenoun
a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
A periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at fold.
An ammunition storehouse.
Detachable ammunition holder enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed to a gun.
Etymology: From magasin ("warehouse", "store"), from magazzino ("storehouse"), from (, "storerooms", "storehouses"), plural of (máχzan, "storeroom", "storehouse"), from (χázana, "to store", "to stock", "to lay up").
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: magazine, French, from the Arabick machsan, a treasure.
If it should appear fit to bestow shipping in those harbours, it shall be very needful that there be a magazine of all necessary provisions and munitions. Walter Raleigh, Essays.
Plain heroick magnitude of mind;
Their armories and magazines contemns. John Milton, Agonist.
Some o’er the publick magazines preside,
And some are sent new forage to provide. John Dryden, Virg.
Useful arms in magazines we place,
All rang’d in order, and disposed with grace. Alexander Pope.
His head was so well stored a magazine, that nothing could be proposed which he was not master of. John Locke.
A magazine is a periodical publication, generally published on a regular schedule (often weekly or monthly), containing a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, purchase price, prepaid subscriptions, or by a combination of the three.
a receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc
the building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship
a chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece
a pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions
to store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use
Etymology: [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp. magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mag-a-zēn′, n. a storehouse: a place for military stores: the gunpowder-room in a ship: a pamphlet or small book published from time to time, containing compositions on various subjects.—ns. Magazine′-gun, or -rī′fle, a gun or rifle from which many shots can be fired one after another without reloading. [Fr. magasin—It. magazzino—Ar. makhzan, a storehouse.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A place built for the safe-keeping of ammunition; afloat it is confined to a close room, in the fore or after part, or both, of a ship's hold, as low down as possible; it is lighted occasionally by means of candles fixed in the light-room adjoining it, and no person is allowed to enter it with a lamp or candle. (See LIGHT-ROOM.)
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A word derived from the Arabic, makhzan, “store-house,” means any place where stores are kept; but as a military expression, it always means a store-house for powder, although arms may at times be kept in it. In military structures the magazines must be bomb-proof, and therefore necessitate very thick walls; they must be quite free from damp, and should admit sufficient daylight to render the use of lanterns within generally unnecessary. The entrance is protected by shot-proof traverses, lest an opening should be forced by ricochet shots.
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Etymology and Origins
From the Arabic Makhzan, a depository for stores. In a literary sense this originally expressed a periodical whose contents were made up of elegant extracts from the best authors.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Magazine is ranked #70208 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Magazine surname appeared 279 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Magazine.
49.4% or 138 total occurrences were Black.
45.5% or 127 total occurrences were White.
3.9% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Magazine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2216
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Magazine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2614
Rank popularity for the word 'Magazine' in Nouns Frequency: #733
The numerical value of Magazine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Magazine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Magazine in a Sentence
The magazine decided to make the issue even bigger by putting out its first Sports Illustrated calendar, when I inquired who was featured in the calendar, I learn it was 12 months of Christie.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan:
I request everyone to express views moderately. We have learned that Xulhaz was an editor of an LGBT magazine and used to work to protect the rights of gay people. It is not in line with our society.
Time magazine has a history of being a trusted guide for humanity, and I just want them to continue to do that, people are naturally attracted to... Time Inc. to do that. And that's what I want them to do. That's all I want them to do.
My father just, literally, died in my arms. I notified all my kids and my lawyer notified Dina's attorney. Let's see if she has the decency and respect to bring my kids to the wake and funeral."OK! Magazine: Lindsay's Grandfather Dies (August 28, 2008)1
District Attorney Devon Anderson:
The gun holds 14 in the magazine and one in the chamber, he unloaded the entire pistol into Deputy Goforth.
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Translations for Magazine
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- tydskrif, magasynAfrikaans
- مَخْزَنُ ذَخِيرَةٍ عَسْكَرِيّة, مجلة, خَزّانُ البُنْدُقِيّةArabic
- часо́піс, журна́лBelarusian
- списа́ние, журна́лBulgarian
- arsenal, carregador, revistaCatalan, Valencian
- zásobník, muniční sklad, časák, časopisCzech
- magasin, tidsskriftDanish
- Magazin, Munitionslager, Zeitschrift, JournalGerman
- γεμιστήρας, πυριτιδαποθήκη, περιοδικόGreek
- revuo, magazinoEsperanto
- depósito, cargador, magacín, revistaSpanish
- magasin, ajakiriEstonian
- ژورنال, مجله, خشاب, انبار مهماتPersian
- makasiini, lipas, ammusvarasto, aikakauslehtiFinnish
- magazine, arsenal, revue, magasinFrench
- iris, ràitheachanScottish Gaelic
- כתב עת, מגזין, מחסניתHebrew
- folyóirat, tölténytár, magazin, tár, lőszerraktárHungarian
- հանդես, ամսագիրArmenian
- tímarit, skothylkjahólfIcelandic
- periodico, rivista illustrata, pubblicazione, caricatore, rivistaItalian
- 弾倉, 雑誌, 弾薬庫Japanese
- ჟურნალი, არსენალი, არტილერიის საწყობი, მჭიდიGeorgian
- ទស្សនាវដ្ដី, បង់កាំភ្លើងKhmer
- 탄창, 잡지, 雜誌, 탄약고Korean
- ZäitschrëftLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- magazīna, arsenāls, žurnālsLatvian
- maheni, pukapuka maheni, kopa matāMāori
- ча́сопис, магаци́н, скла́диште, стова́риште, списа́ниеMacedonian
- မဂ္ဂဇင်း, စာစောင်, ကျည်ကပ်Burmese
- magazine, tijdschrift, magazijnDutch
- skład amunicji, magazyn, czasopismo, magazynekPolish
- revista, cartucho, paiolPortuguese
- [[склад]] [[боеприпасы, журна́л, магази́нRussian
- времепис, časopis, vremepis, часописSerbo-Croatian
- සඟරාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- magasin, tidskriftSwedish
- ژۇرنالUyghur, Uighur
- журна́л, магази́н, часо́писUkrainian
- 雜誌, tạp chíVietnamese
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