print

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English[edit]

A dot matrix printer.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *printen, prenten, preenten, an apheretic form of emprinten, enprinten (to impress; imprint) (see imprint). Compare Dutch prenten (to imprint), Middle Low German prenten (to print; write), Danish prente (to print), Swedish prenta (to write German letters). Compare also Late Old French printer, preindre (to press), from Latin premere (to press).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /pɹɪnt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪnt

Adjective[edit]

print (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.
    a print edition of a book

Verb[edit]

print (third-person singular simple present prints, present participle printing, simple past and past participle printed)

  1. (transitive) To produce one or more copies of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine; often used with out or off: print out, print off.
    Print the draft double-spaced so we can mark changes between the lines.
  2. To produce a microchip (an integrated circuit) in a process resembling the printing of an image.
    The circuitry is printed onto the semiconductor surface.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) 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.
  4. (transitive, intransitive) To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.
    How could they print an unfounded rumour like that?
    • 1716, Alexander Pope, The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Preface:
      From the moment he prints, he must expect to hear no more truth.
  5. (transitive) To stamp or impress (something) with coloured figures or patterns.
    to print calico
  6. (transitive) To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
  7. (transitive) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
    • 1697, “Palamon and Arcite”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode, / That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
  8. (computing, transitive) To display a string on the terminal.
    • 2010, Chuck Easttom, Advanced JavaScript, Jones & Bartlett Learning, →ISBN, page 217:
      However, when you print the string you can see only 11 characters (c, a, r, ', s,, w, h, e, e, l).
    • 2015, Othmar Kyas, How To Smart Home: A Step by Step Guide to Your Personal Internet of Things, Key Concept Press, →ISBN:
      On the RHS side we write the current date to the variable date and print it to the terminal window, followed by the string "Chris coming home...." .
  9. (finance, transitive, intransitive) To produce an observable value.
    On March 16, 2020, the S&P printed at 2,386.13, one of the worst drops in history.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

print (countable and uncountable, 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. (countable) A newspaper.
    • 1978, Philip Larkin, The Winter Palace:
      I spent my second quarter-century
      Losing what I had learnt at university
      And refusing to take in what had happened since.
      Now I know none of the names in the public prints []
  5. A visible impression on a surface.
    Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.
  6. A fingerprint.
    Did the police find any prints at the scene?
  7. A footprint.
  8. (visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.
  9. (photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
  10. (film) A copy of a film that can be projected.
  11. Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.
  12. (architecture) A plaster cast in bas relief.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (writing without connected letters): cursive

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Further reading[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English print.

Verb[edit]

print

  1. To print; to print out or off; to produce one or more copies of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

print

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of printen
  2. imperative of printen

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from English Print Screen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

print m (plural prints)

  1. (Internet slang, nonstandard) screenshot
    Synonyms: captura de ecrã, captura de tela, screenshot, Print Screen

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English print.

Noun[edit]

print m (Cyrillic spelling принт)

  1. Output of a computer printer.

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