What does press mean?

Definitions for press
prɛspress

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressurenoun

    the state of demanding notice or attention

    "the insistence of their hunger"; "the press of business matters"

  2. press, public pressnoun

    the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines

  3. press, printing pressnoun

    a machine used for printing

  4. crush, jam, pressnoun

    a dense crowd of people

  5. wardrobe, closet, pressnoun

    a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

  6. pressnoun

    clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

  7. press, mechanical pressnoun

    any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

  8. press, military pressnoun

    a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

  9. press, pressure, pressingverb

    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"

  10. pressverb

    exert pressure or force to or upon

    "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"

  11. urge, urge on, press, exhortverb

    force or impel in an indicated direction

    "I urged him to finish his studies"

  12. weigh, pressverb

    to be oppressive or burdensome

    "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"

  13. pressverb

    place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

    "pressed flowers"

  14. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, pressverb

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

  15. pressverb

    crowd closely

    "The crowds pressed along the street"

  16. pressverb

    create by pressing

    "Press little holes into the soft clay"

  17. pressverb

    be urgent

    "This is a pressing problem"

  18. crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitateverb

    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"

  19. press, press outverb

    press from a plastic

    "press a record"

  20. press, pushverb

    make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

    "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"

  21. iron, iron out, pressverb

    press and smooth with a heated iron

    "press your shirts"; "she stood there ironing"

  22. weight-lift, weightlift, pressverb

    lift weights

    "This guy can press 300 pounds"

  23. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjureverb

    ask for or request earnestly

    "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pressnoun

    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

  2. Pressnoun

    to force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress

  3. Pressnoun

    a commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy

  4. Press

    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

  5. Press

    to squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something

  6. Press

    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

  7. Press

    to embrace closely; to hug

  8. Press

    to oppress; to bear hard upon

  9. Press

    to straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger

  10. Press

    to exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel

  11. Press

    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

  12. Press

    to drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race

  13. Pressverb

    to exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force

  14. Pressverb

    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

  15. Pressverb

    to urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment

  16. Pressnoun

    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

  17. Pressnoun

    specifically, a printing press

  18. Pressnoun

    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

  19. Pressnoun

    an upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press

  20. Pressnoun

    the act of pressing or thronging forward

  21. Pressnoun

    urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements

  22. Pressnoun

    a multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng

  23. Etymology: [For prest, confused with press.]

Freebase

  1. 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

  1. Press

    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. pressārepremĕre, pressum, to squeeze.]

  2. Press

    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.

  3. Press

    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.]

CrunchBase

  1. Press

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. press

    A piece of furniture.

    They bought a press for the sitting room to put their favourite flower vase and photo frames on.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  
  2. press

    To put our finger on.

    They did press the button to turn the television on.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Press

    =filator; q.v.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #994

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1199

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Nouns Frequency: #426

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'press' in Verbs Frequency: #290

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of press in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of press in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of press in a Sentence

  1. Rick Fleming:

    If congressional action is needed, it should be used to press the SEC to move forward in its efforts to make disclosure more accessible and useful for investors, cost to issuers is a legitimate concern, but I think we can safely predict that smart people will quickly develop ways to bring those costs down significantly.

  2. Larry Craig:

    Or the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Speaking on NBC's Meet The Press, Craig told Tim Russert: "The American people already know that Bill Clinton is a bad boy - a naughty boy. I’m going to speak out for the citizens of my state, who in the majority think that Bill Clinton is probably even a nasty, bad, naughty boy.”

  3. Harry Browne:

    The press is hostile to the idea of liberty. Most people in the press are for big government. Most people think that the solution to anything, whether it's health care problems, education, whatever it is -- it's got to be more government.

  4. President Biden:

    A lot of you have followed this, and I mean this sincerely, the press is the smartest group of people in town, you honed this stuff down clearly. I think you found the same thing.

  5. You Can:

    While the British press is figuring out how many ways they can skewer Prince Harry, who appears to have found Prince Harry happiness and broken a toxic cycle, Meghan Markle will be put through the thresher that is Fleet Street press for not accompanying Meghan Markle husband even though Meghan Markle is Meghan Markle, breastfeeding mother with a toddler in tow as well.

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Translations for press

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  • ضغط, صحافةArabic
  • матбуғатBashkir
  • premsa, prémer, impressoraCatalan, Valencian
  • lis, tisk, stisknout, tisknoutCzech
  • Presse, Druckerpresse, drückenGerman
  • presiloEsperanto
  • prensa, presionar, oprimir, pres, prensarSpanish
  • مطبوعات, افشردنPersian
  • paino, lehdistö, komero, painokone, painaa, kaappi, puristin, punnerrusFinnish
  • presse, imprimerie, pressoir, presser, appuyerFrench
  • priosIrish
  • preasScottish Gaelic
  • presionar, prensa, prensarGalician
  • עיתונותHebrew
  • प्रेस, दबानाHindi
  • nyomás, sajtó, nyom, benyom, prés, szekrény, megnyomHungarian
  • սեղմել, մամուլArmenian
  • persIndonesian
  • presarIdo
  • 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
  • prasaPolish
  • prensa, imprensa, pressionar, insistir, prensarPortuguese
  • соковыжималка, печатный станок, жать, нажать, пресс, пресса, печать, нажимать, давить, надавитьRussian
  • trycka, press, tryckpressSwedish
  • பத்திரிகைTamil
  • หนังสือพิมพ์, ดัน, กดThai
  • دباناUrdu
  • ấn, ép, báo chíVietnamese

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