Meaning of PRINTER in English

ˈprintə(r) noun

( -s )

1. : one whose work is printing: as

a. : one that is engaged in the art or business of printing

a small commercial printer

especially : a practitioner of one of the constituent skilled printing crafts (as a compositor or pressman)

b. : one who decorates materials (as textiles, pottery, wallpaper) with printed designs

2. : a device used in printing or to print reproductions: as


(1) : a device containing a light source for exposing sensitive photographic material to light transmitted by a negative or positive that is either held in contact with the material (as in making a contact print) or that is not in contact with it so that a lens is used to project the image onto the material (as in making a projection print)

(2) : a machine for printing motion-picture positives from negatives or vice versa either by contact or by optical projection

b. : an instrument that records a telegraphic message at the receiving end in printed characters

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.