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presidium in certain Communist countries, any of various permanent administrative committees authorized to act for larger governmental bodies when the larger one is in recess. [2 definitions]
presignify to indicate or signify beforehand; foreshadow; foretell.
preslaughter combined form of slaughter.
presleep combined form of sleep.
preslice combined form of slice.
presoak to soak (clothing or the like) before laundering. [3 definitions]
pre-Socratic of or concerning the Greek philosophers who preceded Socrates, or their thoughts.
presong combined form of song.
presort to sort (mail) according to zip code before delivery to the post office.
prespecify combined form of specify.
presplit combined form of split.
press1 to bear down on as if to crush or squeeze. [14 definitions]
press2 to force into military service; impress. [3 definitions]
press agent one whose business is to promote a person or organization by arranging advertising and publicity in the news media.
press box a section reserved for reporters, esp. at a sports event.
press conference a group interview at which news reporters question a politician, celebrity, or other public figure.
presser a person or thing that presses. [2 definitions]
press gallery a section in a chamber, esp. of a legislature, reserved for members of the news media.
press gang a group of men under the command of an officer who round up other men and force them to enter military service.
pressing requiring immediate attention.
press kit an informational packet prepared for distribution to the news media.