magazine

A magazine is a printed publication that comes out regularly and includes photographs and articles. Before cell phones became popular, people used to read magazines in doctors' waiting rooms.

Magazines were once only printed on paper, but today there are also online magazines. These electronic versions are similar to traditional magazines in that they publish periodically and include stories, illustrations or photos, and usually advertisements. The original definition of magazine was a space for ammunition storage, either in a building or ship, or attached to a weapon. The very first printed magazine was called "Gentleman's Magazine," from the idea that it was a "storehouse" of knowledge.

Primary Meanings of magazine

1.
n
a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
2.
n
a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
Full Definitions of magazine
1

n a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

“it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money”
Synonyms:
mag
Types:
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colour supplement
(British) a magazine that is printed in color and circulated with a newspaper (especially on weekends)
comic book
a magazine devoted to comic strips
news magazine
a magazine devoted to reports of current events; usually published weekly
pulp, pulp magazine
an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
glossy, slick, slick magazine
a magazine printed on good quality paper
trade magazine
a magazine published for and read by members of a particular trade group
Type of:
press, public press
the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
publication
a copy of a printed work offered for distribution

n product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object

“tripped over a pile of magazines
Type of:
product, production
an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

n a business firm that publishes magazines

“he works for a magazine
Synonyms:
magazine publisher
Type of:
publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house
a firm in the publishing business
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n a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored

Synonyms:
powder magazine, powder store
Type of:
depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse
a depository for goods

n a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

Synonyms:
cartridge clip, cartridge holder, clip
Types:
pincurl clip
a variety of clip for holding pin curls
Type of:
supply chamber
a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed

n a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required

Synonyms:
cartridge
Type of:
supply chamber
a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed

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