print

Print is text, type, or writing — it's the words you write on paper or read in a book. If you print your name, you don’t write it in cursive. You write it so someone can actually read it.

When something's "in print," it's been published. Another kind of print, besides text (letters, numbers, and characters), is the impression left by a finger (a fingerprint), a foot, or even an animal's paw. The verb to print means to write in clear, block letters, or to publish a copy of a book, newspaper, or magazine. If something's "out of print," it's hard to find because no one is publishing new copies of it.

Primary Meanings of print

1.
nv
the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
put into print
2.
nv
a picture or design printed from an engraving
make into a print
3.
n
a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)
4.
n
a visible indication made on a surface
Full Definitions of print
1

n the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication

“I want to see it in print
Types:
fine print, small print
material printed in small type
Type of:
black and white, written communication, written language
communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

n availability in printed form

“we've got to get that story into print
“his book is no longer in print
Type of:
accessibility, availability, availableness, handiness
the quality of being at hand when needed

v put into print

“These news should not be printed
Synonyms:
publish
Types:
republish
publish again
gazette
publish in a gazette
Type of:
create, make, produce
create or manufacture a man-made product

v reproduce by printing

Synonyms:
impress
Types:
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letter
set down or print with letters
set, typeset
set in type
prove
take a trial impression of
offset
produce by offset printing
overprint, print over
print (additional text or colors) onto an already imprinted paper
cyclostyle
print with an implement with small toothed wheels that cuts small holes in a stencil
boldface
print in boldface
italicise, italicize
print in italics
surcharge
print a new denomination on a stamp or a banknote
Type of:
write
mark or trace on a surface

v write as if with print; not cursive

Types:
misprint
print incorrectly
Type of:
write
mark or trace on a surface
2

n a picture or design printed from an engraving

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contact print
a print made by exposing a photosensitive surface to direct contact with a photographic negative
copperplate
a print made from an engraved copperplate
engraving
a print made from an engraving
gravure, heliogravure, photogravure
an intaglio print produced by gravure
linocut
a print that is made from a design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
lithograph
a print produced by lithography
mezzotint
print produced by an engraving that has been scraped to represent light or shade
overprint, surprint
something added by overprinting
serigraph, silk screen print, silkscreen
a print made using a stencil process in which an image or design is superimposed on a very fine mesh screen and printing ink is squeegeed onto the printing surface through the area of the screen that is not covered by the stencil
dry point
a print produced by dry point engraving
etching
an impression made from an etched plate
halftone
a print obtained from photoengraving
line engraving, linecut
a print obtained from a line drawing
photolithograph
a lithograph produced by photographically produced plates
steel engraving
an impression taken from an engraved steel plate
wood engraving, woodcut
a print made from a woodcut
Type of:
graphic art
the arts of drawing or painting or printmaking

n a printed picture produced from a photographic negative

Synonyms:
photographic print
Types:
cutout
a photograph from which the background has been cut away
proof
a trial photographic print from a negative
standee
a lifesize cardboard cutout (usually of a celebrity)
Type of:
exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture
a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material

n a copy of a movie on film (especially a particular version of it)

Type of:
copy
a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

v make into a print

print the negative”
Types:
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lithograph
make by lithography
silkscreen
print by silkscreen
stencil
mark or print with a stencil
engrave, etch
carve or cut into a block used for printing or print from such a block
etch
make an etching of
benday
reproduce by the Benday process
stipple
engrave by means of dots and flicks
aquatint
etch in aquatint
Type of:
reproduce
make a copy or equivalent of
3

n a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)

Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
4

n a visible indication made on a surface

“paw prints were everywhere”
Synonyms:
mark
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fingerprint
a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
footmark, footprint, step
a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
trace
a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
mintmark
a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced
stroke
a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush
hoof mark, hoof-mark, hoofprint
a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
line
a mark that is long relative to its width
line
in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
cross hair, cross wire
either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration
loop
the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
thumbprint
fingerprint made by the thumb (especially by the pad of the thumb)
footprint evidence
evidence in the form of footprints
downstroke
a stroke normally made in a downward direction
upstroke
a stroke normally made in an upward direction
flick
a short stroke
dotted line
a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract
ascender
(printing) the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters
bar line
a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars
descender
(printing) the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters
curlicue, squiggle
a short twisting line
spectrum line
an isolated component of a spectrum formed by radiation at a uniform frequency
trend line
a line on a graph indicating a statistical trend
underline, underscore
a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
isometric, isometric line
a line connecting isometric points
graduation
a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
guideline
a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
hairline
a very thin line
shaft
a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
serif, seriph
a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
staff line
any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff
ledger line, leger line
a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
balkline, baulk-line, string line
line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game
finish line, finishing line
a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
foul line
lines through 1st and 3rd base indicating the boundaries of a baseball field
foul line
a line across a bowling alley that a bowler must not cross
foul line
a line from which basketball players take penalty shots
baseline
the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases
goal line
a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand
red line
a line that is colored red and that bisects an ice hockey rink
line of scrimmage, scrimmage line
line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football
baseline, service line
the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
out of bounds, sideline
a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
scratch, scratch line, start, starting line
a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game
yard line
in football; line parallel to the goal lines indicating position on the field
Type of:
indicant, indication
something that serves to indicate or suggest

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