• Print


    • IPA: /pɹɪnt/
    • Rhymes: -ɪnt


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

    Full definition of print



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


    1. (transitive) 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.
    2. (ambitransitive) 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.
    3. (ambitransitive) To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.How could they print an unfounded rumour like that?
      • Alexander PopeFrom the moment he prints, he must expect to hear no more truth.
    4. (transitive) To stamp or impress (something) with coloured figures or patterns.to print calico
    5. (transitive) To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
      • SurreyA look will print a thought that never may remove.
      • Sir John BeaumontUpon his breastplate he beholds a dint,
        Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
      • Roscommonsome footsteps printed in the clay
    6. (transitive) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
      • DrydenForth on his fiery steed betimes he rode,
        That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.



    (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.


    • (writing without connected letters) cursive
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