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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
print out, in print, out of print
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prints, printing, printed
definition 1: to reproduce (text or pictures) by transferring ink to a surface by means of mechanical pressure.
Only a few copies of the book were ever printed.
similar words:
copy, manifold, mimeograph, offset, photocopy, transfer, Xerox
definition 2: to write (something) in characters like those of printed type.
Children usually learn to print words before they learn to join their letters in a cursive writing style.The little girl printed her name at the top of her paper before giving it to her teacher.
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definition 3: to prepare and reproduce for distribution; publish.
All of the newspapers in the state printed the story about the mine collapse.
similar words:
issue, report, run
definition 4: to transfer (a photograph) to paper by means of light transmitted through a negative image.
The photography lab printed copies of the wedding pictures.
definition 5: in computers, to reproduce (data) in readable form on paper, by means of a printer (often fol. by "out").
I've written my paper on the computer, but I still need to print it out.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to produce a shape, design, image, or text using a machine or other device, esp. as an occupation or trade.
The photographer printed the photos using high quality paper.
similar words:
offset, publish
definition 2: to write in characters like those of printed type.
The instructions on the medical form ask people to print clearly.
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phrase: print out
part of speech: noun
definition 1: printed letters or text.
The print was so small it was hard to read.
similar words:
font, type, typeface
definition 2: a publication, with letters like those of a typewriter, such as a magazine or newspaper.
The photo of the crash-landed plane was in all the prints this week.
similar words:
journal, magazine, newspaper, periodical
definition 3: a shape marked onto or indented into a surface.
Her hand left a print in the wet cement.
similar words:
impression, indentation, mark, stamp
definition 4: a picture or design made by altering the texture of a hard surface and using it to print colors and shapes.
The prints of her woodcuts hang in the gallery.
similar words:
etching, lithograph, transfer
definition 5: a photograph reproduced on paper.
I'm going to send a print of the photograph to each of my relatives.
similar words:
copy, photograph, proof, still
definition 6: a fabric or article of clothing covered with a dyed pattern, or the pattern itself.
In upholstery, do you prefer the prints or the solids?The curtains have a floral print.
similar words:
design, motif, pattern
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phrase: in print
phrase: out of print
Word Builder: print +
  • printed:
    with writing made by a press or printer.
  • printer:
    a machine that prints.
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  film, photography