Meaning of PRINT in English

I. ˈprint noun

Etymology: Middle English prente, from Anglo-French, from preint, prient, past participle of priendre to press, from Latin premere — more at press

Date: 14th century


a. : a mark made by pressure : impression

b. : something impressed with a print or formed in a mold

c. : fingerprint


a. : printed state or form

b. : the printing industry


a. : printed matter

b. plural : printed publications

4. : printed letters : type



(1) : a copy made by printing

(2) : a reproduction of an original work of art (as a painting) made by a photomechanical process

(3) : an original work of art (as a woodcut, etching, or lithograph) intended for graphic reproduction and produced by or under the supervision of the artist who designed it

b. : cloth with a pattern or figured design applied by printing ; also : an article of such cloth

c. : a photographic or motion-picture copy ; especially : one made from a negative

- in print

- out of print

II. verb

Date: 14th century

transitive verb


a. : to impress something in or on

b. : to stamp (as a mark) in or on something


a. : to make a copy of by impressing paper against an inked printing surface


(1) : to impress (as wallpaper) with a design or pattern

(2) : to impress (a pattern or design) on something

c. : to publish in print

d. : print out ; also : to display on a surface (as a computer screen) for viewing

3. : to write in letters shaped like those of ordinary roman text type

4. : to make (a positive picture) on a sensitized photographic surface from a negative or a positive

intransitive verb


a. : to work as a printer

b. : to produce printed matter

2. : to produce something in printed form

3. : to write or hand-letter in imitation of unjoined printed characters

III. adjective

Date: 1953

: of, relating to, or writing for printed publications

print journalists

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.