What does pressing mean?

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ˈprɛs ɪŋpress·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. press, pressure, pressingnoun

    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"

  2. pressingadjective

    a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

  3. pressing, urgentadjective

    compelling immediate action

    "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"

Wiktionary

  1. pressingnoun

    The application of pressure by a press or other means.

  2. pressingnoun

    A metal or plastic part made with a press.

  3. pressingnoun

    The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron.

  4. pressingnoun

    A momento preserved by pressing, folding, or drying between the leaves of a flat container, book, or folio. Usually done with a flower, ribbon, letter, or other soft, small keepsake.

  5. pressingnoun

    The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.

  6. pressingnoun

    A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.

  7. pressingnoun

    Urgent insistence.

  8. pressingadjective

    Needing urgent attention.

  9. pressingadjective

    Insistent, earnest, or persistent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pressing

    of Press

  2. Pressingadjective

    urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pressing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pressing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of pressing in a Sentence

  1. Bill Taylor:

    Ambassador Sondland responded that President Donald Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for.

  2. Christian Smalls:

    If you want to practice real social distancing, stop pressing the buy button, you'll be saving lives. I understand that people need groceries and certain items, depending where you live, are limited. But people are buying things they don't need and it's putting workers' health at risk.

  3. President Ronald Reagan:

    There are many well-meaning people today who work at placing an economic floor beneath all of us so that no one shall exist below a certain level or standard of living, and certainly we don't quarrel with this. But look more closely and you may find that all too often these well-meaning people are building a ceiling above which no one shall be permitted to climb and between the two are pressing us all into conformity, into a mold of standardized mediocrity.

  4. Rudy Giuliani:

    In light of the pressing demands of the Mueller investigation, I believe it is in everyone's best interest that I make it a permanent resignation. This way, my sole concentration can be on this critically important matter for our country.

  5. Ray Starling:

    That is a problem, a constant issue for agriculture that is not new, it is perhaps more pressing now.

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