Print definition

prĭnt
A picture or design printed from a plate, block, roll, etc., as an etching, woodcut, lithograph, etc.
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To press (a mark or design, for example) onto or into a surface.

Tracks that were printed in the snow.

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Relating to or involved in media based on printing, especially newspapers and magazines.

A print journalist.

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To write (something) in characters similar to those commonly used in print.
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To impress firmly in the mind or memory.

Ax experience that will be printed in our hearts forever.

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Printed matter for reading.
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A mark made in or on a surface by pressing or hitting with an object; impression; imprint.

The print of a heel.

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An object or mass that has received such a mark.

A print of butter.

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The condition of being printed.
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Printed lettering.
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The impression made by inked type.

Uneven print.

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To mark by pressing or stamping; make a print on or in.
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To press or stamp (a mark, letter, etc.) on or in a surface.
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To draw, trace, carve, or otherwise make (a mark, letter, etc.) on a surface.
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To produce on the surface of (paper, etc.) the impression of inked type, plates, etc. by means of a printing press.
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To publish in print.

To print a story.

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To produce (a photograph, or positive picture) from (a negative)
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To impress upon the mind, memory, etc.
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(comput.) To deliver (information) by means of a printer.
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To practice the art or trade of a printer.
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To produce an impression, print, photograph, etc.

A negative that prints well.

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To write in individual letters resembling standard printed ones, rather than in cursive.
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To produce newspapers, books, etc. by means of a printing press.
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To produce a photographic image from (a negative, for example) by passing light through film onto a photosensitive surface, especially sensitized paper.
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To write in individual letters resembling standard printed ones, rather than in cursive.

Print your name above your signature.

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A printed publication or edition of a text; a printing.

The first print of that book has sold out.

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Published or reproduced by printing, especially in contrast to electronic publication.

A print newsletter.

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An object for making such a mark, as a stamp, die, seal, mold, etc.
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A cloth printed with a design, or a dress, blouse, etc. made of this.
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A photograph, esp. one made from a negative.
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The definition of a print is a mark, copy, impression or lettering.

An example of a print is a copy of a photograph.

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A design or picture transferred from an engraved plate, wood block, lithographic stone, or other medium.

Had prints of flowers hanging on the walls.

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A photographic image transferred to paper or a similar surface.
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A fingerprint.
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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.

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To make an impression on or in (a surface) with a device such as a stamp, seal, or die.
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To produce by means of pressed type, an electronic printer, or similar means, on a paper surface.

Printed more copies of the ad.

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To reproduce (a digital document or image) on a paper surface.

Printed the e-mail.

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To convert (a digital document) into a file format designed for publication.
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To write characters similar to those commonly used in print.
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To produce or receive an impression, marking, or image.

The negative printed poorly.

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To work as a printer.
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To produce something in printed form by means of a printing press or other reproduction process.
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To perform or cause to be performed all processes connected with the printing of (a book, etc.), as typesetting, presswork, etc.
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Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.
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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.

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(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.

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Did the police find any prints at the scene?

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(visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.
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(photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
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(motion pictures) A copy of a film that can be projected.
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Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.
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Printed state or form.

A short story that never got into print.

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(uncountable) Clear handwriting, especially, writing without connected letters as in cursive.

Write in print using block letters.

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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.

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A copy of a movie made on film or in a high resolution digital format, as for public exhibition.
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A mark or impression made in or on a surface by pressure.

The print of footsteps in the sand.

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Something formed or marked by such a device.
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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.

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A fabric or garment with a dyed pattern that has been pressed onto it, usually by engraved rollers.
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The pattern itself.

A blouse with a paisley print.

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To produce (an electronic component) by mechanically transferring a circuit or circuit pattern onto a nonconductive surface.
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To press (something, such as a stamp) onto or into a surface to leave a marking.
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(intransitive) To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.

How could they print an unfounded rumour like that?

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To stamp or impress (something) with coloured figures or patterns.

To print calico.

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To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
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To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
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(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.

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(uncountable) The letters forming the text of a document.

The print is too small for me to read.

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A visible impression on a surface.

Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.

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To offer in printed form; publish.

The publisher collected the essays and printed them as a book.

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in 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.
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out of print
  • No longer offered for sale by a publisher:
    Books that are out of print.
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in print
  • in printed form; published
  • still being sold by the publisher
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out of print
  • no longer being sold by the publisher
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
print
Plural:
prints

Origin of print

  • Middle English preinte from Old French from feminine past participle of preindre to press alteration of prembre from Latin premere per-4 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French preinte, the feminine past participle of preindre (“to press"), itself from Latin premere (“top press").

    From Wiktionary