Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
A look willprinta thought that never may remove.
Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint,
Which in that field young Edward’s sword didprint.
Which in that field young Edward’s sword did
Sir John Beaumont.
Perhaps some footsteps
printedin the clay.
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,
printsthe turf on which he trod.
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, toprintbooks, newspapers, pictures; toprintan edition of a book.
To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns;
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.
textile fabrics printed in patterns, especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.
To use or practice the art of typography; to take impressions of letters, figures, or electrotypes, engraved plates, or the like.
To publish a book or an article.
From the moment he
prints, he must except to hear no more truth.
A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another;
as, theprintof teeth or nails in flesh; theprintof the foot in sand or snow.
Whereprintof human feet was never seen.
A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object;
as, a butterprint.
That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold;
as, aprintof butter.
Printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to excellence, form, size, etc.;
as, smallprint; largeprint; this line is inprint.
That which is produced by printing.Specifically:
An impression taken from anything, as from an engraved plate.“The prints which we see of antiquities.”
A printed publication, more especially a newspaper or other periodical.
A printed cloth; a fabric figured by stamping, especially calico or cotton cloth.
A photographic copy, or positive picture, on prepared paper, as from a negative, or from a drawing on transparent paper.
A core print. See under
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 a printed form; issued from the press; published.
To the letter; with accurateness.“All this I speak in print.”
Out of print.
a factory where cloth, as calico, is printed.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.
1.To publish a book. [Elliptical.]
From the moment he prints,he must expect to hear no more of truth.
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.