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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Print  \Print\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Printed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Printing}.]  [Abbrev.  fr  imprint.  See  {Imprint},  and  {Press} 
  to  squeeze.] 
  1.  To  fix  or  impress,  as  a  stamp,  mark,  character,  idea, 
  etc.,  into  or  upon  something 
 
  A  look  will  print  a  thought  that  never  may  remove. 
  --Surrey. 
 
  Upon  his  breastplate  he  beholds  a  dint,  Which  in 
  that  field  young  Edward's  sword  did  print.  --Sir 
  John  Beaumont. 
 
  Perhaps  some  footsteps  printed  in  the  clay. 
  --Roscommon. 
 
  2.  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,  That 
  scarcely  prints  the  turf  on  which  he  trod.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Specifically:  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  to  print  books,  newspapers,  pictures;  to 
  print  an  edition  of  a  book. 
 
  4.  To  stamp  or  impress  with  colored  figures  or  patterns;  as 
  to  print  calico. 
 
  5.  (Photog.)  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. 
 
  {Printed  goods},  textile  fabrics  printed  in  patterns, 
  especially  cotton  cloths,  or  calicoes. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Printing  \Print"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  art,  or  practice  of  impressing  letters,  characters, 
  or  figures  on  paper,  cloth,  or  other  material;  the  business 
  of  a  printer,  including  typesetting  and  presswork,  with  their 
  adjuncts;  typography;  also  the  act  of  producing  photographic 
  prints. 
 
  {Block  printing}.  See  under  {Block}. 
 
  {Printing  frame}  (Photog.),  a  shallow  box,  usually  having  a 
  glass  front,  in  which  prints  are  made  by  exposure  to 
  light. 
 
  {Printing  house},  a  printing  office. 
 
  {Printing  ink},  ink  used  in  printing  books,  newspapers,  etc 
  It  is  composed  of  lampblack  or  ivory  black  mingled  with 
  linseed  or  nut  oil,  made  thick  by  boiling  and  burning. 
  Other  ingredients  are  employed  for  the  finer  qualities. 
  --Ure. 
 
  {Printing  office},  a  place  where  books,  pamphlets,  or 
  newspapers,  etc.,  are  printed. 
 
  {Printing  paper},  paper  used  in  the  printing  of  books, 
  pamphlets,  newspapers,  and  the  like  as  distinguished  from 
  writing  paper,  wrapping  paper,  etc 
 
  {Printing  press},  a  press  for  printing,  books,  newspaper, 
  handbills,  etc 
 
  {Printing  wheel},  a  wheel  with  letters  or  figures  on  its 
  periphery,  used  in  machines  for  paging  or  numbering,  or  in 
  ticket-printing  machines,  typewriters,  etc.;  a  type  wheel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  printing 
  n  1:  text  written  in  the  style  of  printed  matter 
  2:  the  business  of  printing 
  3:  reproduction  by  applying  ink  to  paper  as  for  publication 
  [syn:  {printing  process}] 
  4:  all  the  copies  of  a  work  printed  at  one  time;  "they  ran  off 
  an  initial  printing  of  2000  copies"  [syn:  {impression}] 




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