Magazine meaning

măgə-zēn, măgə-zēn
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A periodical containing a collection of articles, stories, pictures, or other features.
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(archaic) A place of storage, as a warehouse, storehouse, or military supply depot.
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A space in which ammunition and explosives are stored, as a building or room in a fort, or a section of a warship.
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A television program that presents a variety of topics, usually on current events, in a format that often includes interviews and commentary.
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The things kept in a magazine, as munitions or supplies.
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A television program, appearing regularly, with brief informational segments.
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Of or relating to periodicals.

A magazine story.

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A supply chamber, as a space in or container on a rifle or pistol from which cartridges are fed, or a space in or container on a camera from which a protected roll of film is fed.
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The definition of a magazine is a storage place, a place where ammunition is stored, or a publication with articles, photographs, and advertisements published at regular intervals.

An example of a magazine is a warehouse storage unit.

An example of a magazine is a special building on an Army base where ammunition and explosives are securely stored.

An example of a magazine is Better Homes and Gardens.

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A periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at fold.
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An ammunition storehouse.
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A chamber in a firearm enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed into the firearm.
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Origin of magazine

  • French magasin storehouse from Old French magazin (possibly via Old Italian magazzino) from Arabic maḫāzin pl. of maḫzan from ḫazana to store from Aramaic ḥassen to possess, hoard derived stem of ḥəsan to be strong ḫsn in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Middle French magasin ("warehouse, store"), from Italian magazzino (“storehouse"), ultimately from Arabic مَخَازِنٌ (maḵāzin, “storerooms, storehouses"), plural of مَخْزَنٌ (maḵzan, “storeroom, storehouse"), from خَزَنَ (ḵazana, “to store, to stock, to lay up").

    From Wiktionary