- The definition of a print is a mark, copy, impression or lettering.
An example of a print is a copy of a photograph.
- To print is defined as to mark by pressing on something, to write letters by hand or to produce mechanically copy a document.
- An example of print is to transfer an image by pressing something into ink and then pressing it onto a flat surface, such as printing a book.
- An example of print is to write an essay by hand.
- An example of print is to produce text and graphics from a computer screen or file onto a sheet of paper.
print definition by Webster's New World
- a mark made in or on a surface by pressing or hitting with an object; impression; imprint: the print of a heel
- an object for making such a mark, as a stamp, die, seal, mold, etc.
- an object or mass that has received such a mark: a print of butter
- a cloth printed with a design, or a dress, blouse, etc. made of this
- the condition of being printed
- printed lettering
- the impression made by inked type: uneven print
- a picture or design printed from a plate, block, roll, etc., as an etching, woodcut, lithograph, etc.
- printed matter for reading
- a photograph, esp. one made from a negative
Origin: Middle English prente ; from Old French preinte ; from prient, past participle of preindre ; from Classical Latin premere, to press
- to mark by pressing or stamping; make a print on or in
- to press or stamp (a mark, letter, etc.) on or in a surface
- to draw, trace, carve, or otherwise make (a mark, letter, etc.) on a surface
- to produce on the surface of (paper, etc.) the impression of inked type, plates, etc. by means of a printing press
- to perform or cause to be performed all processes connected with the printing of (a book, etc.), as typesetting, presswork, etc.
- to publish in print: to print a story
- to write in letters resembling printed ones: print the name
- to produce (a photograph, or positive picture) from (a negative)
- to impress upon the mind, memory, etc.
- Comput. to deliver (information) by means of a printer: often with out
Origin: ME prenten, printen < the n.
- to practice the art or trade of a printer
- to produce an impression, print, photograph, etc.: a negative that prints well
- to write in letters resembling printed ones
- to produce newspapers, books, etc. by means of a printing press
print definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A mark or impression made in or on a surface by pressure: the print of footsteps in the sand. See Synonyms at impression.
- a. A device or implement, such as a stamp, die, or seal, used to press markings onto or into a surface.b. Something formed or marked by such a device.
- a. Lettering or other impressions produced in ink as from type by a printing press or from digital fonts by an electronic printer.b. Matter so produced; printed material.c. Printed state or form.
- a. A printed publication, such as a magazine or newspaper.b. Printed matter.
- A design or picture transferred from an engraved plate, wood block, lithographic stone, or other medium.
- A photographic image transferred to paper or a similar surface, usually from a negative.
- A copy of a film or movie made from a negative.
- a. A fabric or garment with a dyed pattern that has been pressed onto it, usually by engraved rollers.b. The pattern itself.
- To press (a mark or design, for example) onto or into a surface.
- a. To make an impression on or in (a surface) with a device such as a stamp, seal, or die.b. To press (a stamp or similar device) onto or into a surface to leave a marking.
- a. To produce by means of pressed type, an electronic printer, or similar means, on a paper surface.b. To offer in printed form; publish.
- To write (something) in characters similar to those commonly used in print.
- To impress firmly in the mind or memory.
- To produce a photographic image from (a negative, for example) by passing light through film onto a photosensitive surface, especially sensitized paper.
- a. To work as a printer.b. To produce printed material.
- To produce something in printed form by means of a printing press or other reproduction process.
- To write characters similar to those commonly used in print.
- To produce or receive an impression, marking, or image.
Origin: Middle English preinte, from Old French, from feminine past participle of preindre, to press, alteration of prembre, from Latin premere; see per-4 in Indo-European roots.
print - Computer Definition
To send information from the computer to an attached printer or to a printer in the network. See print preview.
print - Investment & Finance Definition
print - Phrases/Idioms
- in printed form; published
- still being sold by the publisher: said of books, etc.
out of print
- In printed or published form: denials that were to be found in print.
- Offered for sale by a publisher: books that are still in print.
out of print