print

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English[edit]

A dot matrix printer.

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English *printen, prenten, preenten, an apheretic form of Middle English 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 ‎(top press).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

print ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.

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?
    • Alexander Pope
      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.
    • Surrey
      A look will print a thought that never may remove.
    • Sir John Beaumont
      Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, / Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
    • Roscommon
      some footsteps printed in the clay
  7. (transitive) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
    • Dryden
      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 9781449633486), 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 9783944980065)
      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...." .

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Noun[edit]

print ‎(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. A visible impression on a surface.
    Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.
  5. A fingerprint.
    Did the police find any prints at the scene?
  6. A footprint.
  7. (visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.
  8. (photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
  9. (motion pictures) A copy of a film that can be projected.
  10. Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (writing without connected letters): cursive

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English print.

Noun[edit]

print m ‎(Cyrillic spelling принт)

  1. Output of a computer printer.

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