Meaning of PRESS in English

I. noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Anglo-French, from ~er to ~ Date: 13th century 1. a crowd or crowded condition ; throng , a thronging or crowding forward or together, 2. an apparatus or machine by which a substance is cut or shaped, an im~ion of a body is taken, a material is com~ed, ~ure is applied to a body, liquid is ex~ed, or a cutting tool is fed into the work by ~ure, a building containing ~es or a business using ~es, closet , cupboard , 4. an action of ~ing or pushing ; ~ure , an aggressive ~uring defense employed in basketball often over the entire court area, the properly smoothed and creased condition of a freshly ~ed garment , 6. printing ~ , the act or the process of printing, a printing or publishing establishment, 7. the gathering and publishing or broadcasting of news ; journalism , newspapers, periodicals, and often radio and television news broadcasting, news reporters, publishers, and broadcasters, comment or notice in newspapers and periodicals , any of various ~ure devices (as one for keeping sporting gear from warping when not in use), a lift in weight lifting in which the weight is raised to shoulder height and then smoothly extended overhead without assist from the legs, II. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ~er, from Latin ~are, frequentative of premere to ~; probably akin to Russian naperet' to ~ Date: 14th century transitive verb to act upon through steady pushing or thrusting force exerted in contact ; squeeze , 2. assail , harass , afflict , op~ , 3. to squeeze out the juice or contents of, to squeeze with apparatus or instruments to a desired density, smoothness, or shape, 4. to exert influence on ; constrain , to try hard to persuade ; beseech , entreat , to move by means of ~ure, 6. to lay stress or emphasis on, to insist on or request urgently, to follow through (a course of action), to clasp in affection or courtesy, to make (a phonograph record) from a matrix, intransitive verb to crowd closely ; mass , to force or push one's way, to seek urgently ; contend , to require haste or speed in action, to exert ~ure, to take or hold a ~, to employ a ~ in basketball, ~er noun III. verb Etymology: alteration of obsolete prest to enlist by giving pay in advance Date: 1578 transitive verb to force into service especially in an army or navy ; im~ , 2. to take by authority especially for public use ; commandeer , to take and force into any usually emergency service, intransitive verb to im~ men as soldiers or sailors, IV. noun Date: 1599 im~ment into service especially in a navy, a warrant for im~ing recruits

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