Definitions for: Print


[n] a printed picture produced from a photographic negative
[n] a picture or design printed from an engraving
[n] a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)
[n] the result of the printing process
[adj] written in print characters or produced by means of e.g. a printing press
[v] put into print; "The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce"; "These news should not be printed"
[v] write as if with print; not cursive
[v] reproduce by printing
[v] make into a print



Webster (1913) Definition: Print, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Printed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Printing.] [Abbrev. fr. imprint. See Imprint, and Press
to squeeze.]
1. To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea,
etc., into or upon something.

A look will print a thought that never may remove.
--Surrey.

Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, Which in
that field young Edward's sword did print. --Sir
John Beaumont.

Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay.
--Roscommon.

2. To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or
mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.

Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode, That
scarcely prints the turf on which he trod. --Dryden.

3. Specifically: To strike off an impression or impressions
of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or
engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the
typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other
publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to
print an edition of a book.

4. To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as,
to print calico.

5. (Photog.) To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from
a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the
action of light upon a sensitized surface.

Printed goods, textile fabrics printed in patterns,
especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.


Print, v. i.
1. To use or practice the art of typography; to take
impressions of letters, figures, or electrotypes, engraved
plates, or the like.

2. To publish a book or an article.

From the moment he prints, he must except to hear no
more truth. --Pope.


Print, n. [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]
1. A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or
indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another;
as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the
foot in sand or snow.

Where print of human feet was never seen. --Dryden.

2. A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental
design upon an object; as, a butter print.

3. That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or
mold; as, a print of butter.

4. Printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to
excellence, form, size, etc.; as, small print; large
print; this line is in print.

5. That which is produced by printing. Specifically:
(a) An impression taken from anything, as from an engraved
plate. ``The prints which we see of antiquities.''
--Dryden.
(b) A printed publication, more especially a newspaper or
other periodical. --Addison.
(c) A printed cloth; a fabric figured by stamping,
especially calico or cotton cloth.
(d) A photographic copy, or positive picture, on prepared
paper, as from a negative, or from a drawing on
transparent paper.

6. (Founding) A core print. See under Core.

Blue print, a copy in white lines on a blue ground, of a
drawing, plan, tracing, etc., or a positive picture in
blue and white, from a negative, produced by photographic
printing on peculiarly prepared paper.



In print.
(a) In a printed form; issued from the press; published.
--Shak.
(b) To the letter; with accurateness. ``All this I speak
in print.'' --Shak.

Out of print. See under Out.

Print works, a factory where cloth, as calico, is printed.

Synonyms: black and white, impress, photographic print, printed, publish, written

See Also: boldface, cloth, contact print, copperplate, create, cutout, cyclostyle, engrave, engraving, etch, exposure, fabric, fine print, fingerprint, gazette, graphic art, gravure, heliogravure, italicise, italicize, letter, linocut, lithograph, lithograph, make, material, mezzotint, misprint, multigraph, overprint, overprint, photo, photograph, photogravure, pic, print over, produce, proof, prove, reproduce, republish, serograph, silk screen print, silkscreen, silk-screen, small print, stencil, surprint, textile, typeset, write, written communication, written language

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