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Definition of Print

v. t.1.To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
[imp. & p. p. Printed; p. pr. & vb. n. Printing.]
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.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.
v. i.1.To use or practice the art of typography; to take impressions of letters, figures, or electrotypes, engraved plates, or the like.
2.To publish a book or an article.
From the moment he prints, he must except to hear no more truth.
- Pope.
n.1.A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow.
Where print of human feet was never seen.
- Dryden.
2.A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object; as, a butter print.
3.That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold; as, a print of butter.
4.Printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to excellence, form, size, etc.; as, small print; large print; this line is in print.
5.That which is produced by printing.
6.(Founding) A core print. See under Core.
Blue print
a copy in white lines on a blue ground, of a drawing, plan, tracing, etc., or a positive picture in blue and white, from a negative, produced by photographic printing on peculiarly prepared paper.
In print
a - In a printed form; issued from the press; published
b - To the letter; with accurateness.
- Shak.
Out of print
See under Out.
- Shak.
Print works
a factory where cloth, as calico, is printed.

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