- 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.
- 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 of printMiddle 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 individual letters resembling standard printed ones, rather than in cursive: print your name above your signature
- 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 of printME 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 individual letters resembling standard printed ones, rather than in cursive
- to produce newspapers, books, etc. by means of a printing press
- in printed form; published
- still being sold by the publisher: said of books, etc.
out of print
- a. A mark or impression made in or on a surface by pressure: the print of footsteps in the sand.b. A fingerprint.
- a. A device or implement, such as a stamp, die, or seal, used to press markings onto or into a surface: fancy letters made by hand-carved prints.b. Something formed or marked by such a device.
- a. Text, lettering, or other marks produced in ink from type as by a printing press or from digital fonts by an electronic printer: needed glasses to read the print.b. Printed state or form: a short story that never got into print.
- A printed publication or edition of a text; a printing: The first print of that book has sold out.
- A design or picture transferred from an engraved plate, wood block, lithographic stone, or other medium: had prints of flowers hanging on the walls.
- A photographic image transferred to paper or a similar surface.
- A copy of a movie made on film or in a high resolution digital format, as for public exhibition.
- a. A fabric or garment with a dyed pattern that has been pressed onto it, usually by engraved rollers.b. The pattern itself: a blouse with a paisley print.
verbprint·ed, print·ing, prints
- To press (a mark or design, for example) onto or into a surface: tracks that were printed in the snow.
- a. To make an impression on or in (a surface) with a device such as a stamp, seal, or die.b. To press (something, such as a stamp) 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: printed more copies of the ad.b. To offer in printed form; publish: The publisher collected the essays and printed them as a book.
- a. To reproduce (a digital document or image) on a paper surface: printed the e-mail.b. To convert (a digital document) into a file format designed for publication.
- To write (something) in characters similar to those commonly used in print.
- To impress firmly in the mind or memory: ax experience that will be printed in our hearts forever.
- To produce a photographic image from (a negative, for example) by passing light through film onto a photosensitive surface, especially sensitized paper.
- To produce (an electronic component) by mechanically transferring a circuit or circuit pattern onto a nonconductive surface.
- a. To work as a printer.b. 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: The negative printed poorly.
- Published or reproduced by printing, especially in contrast to electronic publication: a print newsletter.
- Relating to or involved in media based on printing, especially newspapers and magazines: a print journalist.
Origin of printMiddle 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.
- Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.
(third-person singular simple present prints, present participle printing, simple past and past participle printed)
- To copy something onto a surface, especially by machine.
- Print the draft double-spaced so we can mark changes between the lines.
- The circuitry is printed onto the semiconductor surface.
- (intransitive) To write very clearly, especially, to write without connecting the letters as in cursive.
- Print your name here and sign below.
- I'm only in grade 2, so I only know how to print.
- (intransitive) To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.
- How could they print an unfounded rumour like that?
- To stamp or impress (something) with coloured figures or patterns.
- to print calico
- To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
- To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
- (uncountable) Books and other material created by printing presses, considered collectively or as a medium.
- Three citations are required for each meaning, including one in print.
- TV and the internet haven't killed print.
- (uncountable) Clear handwriting, especially, writing without connected letters as in cursive.
- Write in print using block letters.
- (uncountable) The letters forming the text of a document.
- The print is too small for me to read.
- A visible impression on a surface.
- Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.
- A fingerprint.
- Did the police find any prints at the scene?
- A footprint.
- (visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.
- (photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
- (motion pictures) A copy of a film that can be projected.
- Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.
From Old French preinte, the feminine past participle of preindre (“to press"), itself from Latin premere (“top press").