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Webster 1913 Edition


Print

Print

,
Verb.
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

,
Verb.
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

,
Noun.
[See
Print
,
Verb.
,
Imprint
,
Noun.
]
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Print

PRINT

,
Verb.
T.
[L. imprimo; in and premo, to press; promptus, pressed or pressing forward.]
1.
In general, to take or form letters, characters or figures on paper, cloth or other material by impression. Thus letters are taken on paper by impressing it on types blackened with ink. Figures are printed on cloth by means of blocks or a cylinder. The rolling press is employed to take prints on impressions from copper- plates. Thus we say, to print books, to print calico, to print tunes, music, likenesses, &c.
2.
To mark by pressing one thing on another.
On his fiery steed betimes he rode,
That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
3.
To impress any thing so as to leave its form.
Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay--
4.
To form by impression.
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh.

PRINT

,
Verb.
I.
To use or practice the art of typography, or of taking impressions of letters, figures and the like.
1.
To publish a book. [Elliptical.]
From the moment he prints,he must expect to hear no more of truth.

PRINT

,
Noun.
A mark made by impression; any line,character, figure or indentation of any form, made by the pressure of one body or thing on another; as the print of the tooth or of the nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow; the print of a wheel; the print of types on paper. Hence,
1.
The impression of types in general, as to form, size, &c.; as a small print; a large print; a fair print.
2.
That which impresses its form on any thing; as a butter print; a wooden print.
3.
The representation or figure of any thing made by impression; as the print of the face; the print of a temple; prints of antiquities.
4.
The state of being printed and published. Diffidence sometimes prevents a man from suffering his works to appear; in print.
I love a ballad in print.
5.
A single sheet printed for sale; a newspaper.
The prints, about three days after, were filled with the same terms.
6.
Formal method. [Not in use.]
Out of print, a phrase which signifies that, of a printed and published work, there are no copies for sale, or none for sale by the publisher.

Definition 2021


print

print

See also: prinț

English

A dot matrix printer.

Adjective

print (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.

Verb

print (third-person singular simple present prints, present participle printing, simple past and past participle printed)

  1. (transitive) To produce one or more copies of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine; often used with out or off: print out, print off.
    Print the draft double-spaced so we can mark changes between the lines.
  2. To produce a microchip (an integrated circuit) in a process resembling the printing of an image.
    The circuitry is printed onto the semiconductor surface.
  3. (transitive, 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.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.
    How could they print an unfounded rumour like that?
    • Alexander Pope
      From the moment he prints, he must expect to hear no more truth.
  5. (transitive) To stamp or impress (something) with coloured figures or patterns.
    to print calico
  6. (transitive) To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
    • Surrey
      A look will print a thought that never may remove.
    • Sir John Beaumont
      Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, / Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
    • Roscommon
      some footsteps printed in the clay
  7. (transitive) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
    • Dryden
      Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode, / That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
  8. (computing, transitive) To display a string on the terminal.
    • 2010, Chuck Easttom, Advanced Javascript, Jones & Bartlett Learning (ISBN 9781449633486), page 217
      However, when you print the string you can see only 11 characters (c, a, r, ', s, , w, h, e, e, l).
    • 2015, Othmar Kyas, How To Smart Home: A Step by Step Guide to Your Personal Internet of Things, Key Concept Press (ISBN 9783944980065)
      On the RHS side we write the current date to the variable date and print it to the terminal window, followed by the string "Chris coming home...." .

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

print (plural prints)

  1. (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.
  2. (uncountable) Clear handwriting, especially, writing without connected letters as in cursive.
    Write in print using block letters.
  3. (uncountable) The letters forming the text of a document.
    The print is too small for me to read.
  4. A visible impression on a surface.
    Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.
  5. A fingerprint.
    Did the police find any prints at the scene?
  6. A footprint.
  7. (visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.
  8. (photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
  9. (motion pictures) A copy of a film that can be projected.
  10. Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.

Antonyms

  • (writing without connected letters): cursive

Derived terms

Translations


Cebuano

Etymology

Borrowing from English print.

Verb

print

  1. To print; to print out or off; to produce one or more copies of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

print

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of printen
  2. imperative of printen

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from English print.

Noun

print m (Cyrillic spelling принт)

  1. Output of a computer printer.

Derived terms