What does magazine mean?

Definitions for magazine
ˌmæg əˈzin, ˈmæg əˌzinmag·a·zine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word magazine.

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

Wiktionary

  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

  6. Origin: [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp. magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magazine

    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

  1. magazine

    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

  1. magazine

    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

  1. Magazine

    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.

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

How to pronounce magazine?

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How to say magazine in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magazine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magazine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of magazine in a Sentence

  1. Nora Ephron:

    Whenever I get married I start buying Gourmet Magazine.

  2. Perry Brass:

    Perry Brass is a pioneer of gay literature," ForeWord Magazine

  3. Elton John:

    I can’t really tell that, rolling Stone is a family magazine.

  4. Joao Cepeda:

    This is a magazine, with various of its sections, brought to life.

  5. Walter Cronkite:

    Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.

Images & Illustrations of magazine

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