- 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.
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