What does print mean?

Definitions for print

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. printnoun

    the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication

    "I want to see it in print"

  2. printnoun

    a picture or design printed from an engraving

  3. mark, printnoun

    a visible indication made on a surface

    "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"

  4. printnoun

    availability in printed form

    "we've got to get that story into print"; "his book is no longer in print"

  5. printnoun

    a copy of a movie on film (especially a particular version of it)

  6. printnoun

    a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)

  7. photographic print, printverb

    a printed picture produced from a photographic negative

  8. print, publishverb

    put into print

    "The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be printed"

  9. printverb

    write as if with print; not cursive

  10. printverb

    make into a print

    "print the negative"

  11. print, impressverb

    reproduce by printing


  1. printnoun

    Books and other material created by printing presses, considered collectively or as a medium.

  2. printnoun

    Clear handwriting, especially, writing without connected letters as in cursive.

    Write in print using block letters.

  3. printnoun

    The letters forming the text of a document.

    The print is too small for me to read.

  4. printnoun

    A visible impression on a surface.

    Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.

  5. printnoun

    A fingerprint.

    Did the police find any prints at the scene?

  6. printnoun

    A footprint.

  7. printnoun

    A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.

  8. printnoun

    A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.

  9. printnoun

    A copy of a film that can be projected.

  10. printverb

    To copy something onto a surface, especially by machine.

  11. printverb

    To write very clearly, especially, to write without connecting the letters as in cursive.

  12. printverb

    To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.

    How could they print an unfounded rumour like that?

  13. printnoun

    Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.

  14. printadjective

    Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Printverb

    to fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  2. Printverb

    to stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  3. Printverb

    to strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  4. Printverb

    to stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  5. Printverb

    to take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  6. Printverb

    to use or practice the art of typography; to take impressions of letters, figures, or electrotypes, engraved plates, or the like

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  7. Printverb

    to publish a book or an article

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  8. Printnoun

    a mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  9. Printnoun

    a stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object; as, a butter print

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  10. Printnoun

    that which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold; as, a print of butter

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  11. Printnoun

    printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to excellence, form, size, etc.; as, small print; large print; this line is in print

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  12. Printnoun

    that which is produced by printing

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  13. Printnoun

    an impression taken from anything, as from an engraved plate

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  14. Printnoun

    a printed publication, more especially a newspaper or other periodical

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  15. Printnoun

    a printed cloth; a fabric figured by stamping, especially calico or cotton cloth

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  16. Printnoun

    a photographic copy, or positive picture, on prepared paper, as from a negative, or from a drawing on transparent paper

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]

  17. Printnoun

    a core print. See under Core

    Etymology: [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]


  1. Print

    The publication, Print, A Quarterly Journal of the Graphic Arts, was a limited edition quarterly periodical begun in 1940 and continued under different names up to the present day as Print, a bimonthly American magazine about visual culture and design. In its current format, Print documents and critiques commercial, social, and environmental design from every angle: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Print is a general-interest magazine, written by cultural reporters and critics who look at design in its social, political, and historical contexts. From newspapers and book covers to Web-based motion graphics, from corporate branding to indie-rock posters, from exhibitions to cars to monuments, Print shows its audience of designers, art directors, illustrators, photographers, educators, students, and enthusiasts of popular culture why our world looks the way it looks, and why the way it looks matters. Print underwent a complete redesign in 2005.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Print

    print, v.t. to press or impress: to mark by pressure: to impress letters on paper, &c.: to publish: (phot.) to produce a positive picture from a negative.—v.i. to practise the art of printing: to publish a book.—n. a mark or character made by impression: the impression of types in general: a copy: a printed picture: an engraving: a newspaper: a printed cloth: calico stamped with figures: that which impresses its form on anything: a cut, in wood or metal: (archit.) a plaster-cast in low relief.—ns. Print′er, one who prints, esp. books, newspapers, &c.; Print′ing, act, art, or practice of printing; Print′ing-ink, ink used in printing; Print′ing-machine′, a printing-press worked by machinery; Print′ing-off′ice, an establishment where books, &c., are printed; Print′ing-pā′per, a paper suitable for printing purposes; Print′ing-press, a machine by which impressions are taken in ink upon paper from types.—adj. Print′less, receiving or leaving no impression.—ns. Print′-sell′er, one who sells prints or engravings; Print′-shop, a shop where prints are sold; Print′-works, an establishment where cloth is printed.—Printer's devil (see Devil); Printer's ink (same as Printing-ink); Printer's mark, an engraved device used by printers as a trade-mark.—In print, published in printed form: in stock, as opposed to books which cannot now be got—Out of print. [Shortened from O. Fr. empreindre, empreint—L. imprimĕrein, into, premĕre, to press.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. print

    To output, even if to a screen. If a hacker says that a program “printed a message”, he means this; if he refers to printing a file, he probably means it in the conventional sense of writing to a hardcopy device (compounds like ‘print job’ and ‘printout’, on the other hand, always refer to the latter). This very common term is likely a holdover from the days when printing terminals were the norm, perpetuated by programming language constructs like C's printf(3). See senses 1 and 2 of tty.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'print' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4442

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'print' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3474

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'print' in Nouns Frequency: #1295

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'print' in Verbs Frequency: #519

How to pronounce print?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of print in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of print in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of print in a Sentence

  1. Atif Latif:

    Even the China-exposed names, such as miners, we think have fallen too far. Much of the negative news is priced in as the PMI data was not a surprise and we were expecting a weak print.

  2. Siddharth Astir:

    Everyone has a different finger print.... Not to distinguish onself , but to give us an equal opportunity to leave a mark on the world.

  3. Jim Rogers:

    If Janet Yellen is the next Secretary of the Treasury, she loves to print and spend money.

  4. Veneeta Eason:

    It gives you a wider viewing area to view all kinds of reading material, whether it’s digital or print, so that your eyes don’t have to converge as sharply as with a traditional lens – that’s what fatigues the [eye] muscles, these lenses are for the consumer that is a little bit older, the generation X, the baby boomer. They are the ones that have traditionally worn bifocals.

  5. Teri Hatcher:

    They said they were going to run this story about me being broke, and I think they even used the word suicidal and homeless and whatever, and my lawyer and my publicist said, ‘Categorically not true, you can’t print that, she’s doing a YouTube show, that’s her van, she has many homes in many states all over the country. There’s nothing about this that’s true.’.

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