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.

Definitions of magazine
  1. noun
    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
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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
    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
  2. noun
    product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
    “tripped over a pile of magazines
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    type of:
    product, production
    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
  3. noun
    a business firm that publishes magazines
    “he works for a magazine
    synonyms: magazine publisher
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    type of:
    publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house
    a firm in the publishing business
  4. noun
    a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
    synonyms: powder magazine, powder store
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    depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse
    a depository for goods
  5. noun
    a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    synonyms: cartridge clip, cartridge holder, clip
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    pincurl clip
    a variety of clip for holding pin curls
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    supply chamber
    a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed
  6. noun
    a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
    synonyms: cartridge
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    type of:
    supply chamber
    a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed
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