Definitions for: Magazine


[n] a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
[n] a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
[n] product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object; "tripped over a pile of magazines"
[n] a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
[n] a periodic paperback publication; "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
[n] a business firm that publishes magazines; "he works for a magazine"



Webster (1913) Definition: Mag`a*zine", n. [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp.
magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a
storehouse, granary, or cellar.]
1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially
military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc.
``Armories and magazines.'' --Milton.

2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept
in a fortification or a ship.

3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to
be fed automatically to the piece.

4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous
papers or compositions.

Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without
anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder
magazine.

Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a
chamber carrying cartridges which are brought
automatically into position for firing.

Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel
which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding
process, as in the common base-burner.


Mag`a*zine", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magazined; p. pr.
& vb. n. Magazining.]
To store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.


Mag`a*zine", n.
1. A country or district especially rich in natural products.

2. A city viewed as a marketing center.

3. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery,
camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.

4. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.

Synonyms: cartridge, cartridge clip, cartridge holder, clip, mag, magazine publisher, powder magazine, powder store

See Also: camera, center spread, centre spread, comic, comic book, depot, entrepot, feature, feature article, gun, magazine article, photographic camera, pincurl clip, press, product, production, public press, publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house, pulp, pulp magazine, slick, slick magazine, storage, store, storehouse, supply chamber, trade magazine

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