Definition for PRINT


  1. A mark made by impression; any line, character, figure or indentation of any form, made by the pressure of one body or thing on another; as, the print of the tooth or of the nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow; the print of a wheel; the print of types on paper. Hence,
  2. The impressions of types in general, as to form, size, &c.; as, a small print; a large print; a fair print.
  3. That which impresses its form on any thing; as, a butter print; a wooden print.
  4. The representation or figure of any thing made by impression; as, the print of the face; the print of a temple; prints of antiquities. – Dryden.
  5. The state of being printed and published. Diffidence sometimes prevents a man from suffering his works to appear in print. I love a ballad in print. – Shak.
  6. A single sheet printed for sale; a newspaper. The prints, about three days after, were filled with the same terms. – Addison.
  7. Formal method. [Not in use.] – Locke.
  8. Prints, in the plural, engravings also printed calicoes. Out of print, a phrase which signifies that, of a printed and published work, there are no copies for sale, or none for sale by the publisher.

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