- calling for immediate attention; urgent
- persistent in request or demand; insistent
Origin of pressingpresent participle of press
- the process or an instance of stamping, squeezing, etc. with a press
- the result of this, often a series or one of a series of identical articles: a pressing of phonograph records
- Demanding immediate attention; urgent: a pressing need. See Synonyms at urgent.
- Very earnest or insistent: a pressing invitation.
- The process or an instance of applying pressure.
- often pressings The material, such as juice or grape skins, produced by or left over after pressing.
- a. A phonograph record or other recording made at one time.b. A group of recordings made at the same time.
(comparative more pressing, superlative most pressing)
- The application of pressure by a press or other means.
- A metal or plastic part made with a press.
- The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron.
- A memento 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.
- The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
- A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
- Urgent insistence.
- Present participle of press.