From Middle English *printen, prenten, preenten, an apheretic form of Middle English emprinten, enprinten (“to impress; imprint”) (see imprint). Compare Dutch prenten (“to imprint”), Middle Low German prenten (“to print; write”), Danish prente (“to print”), Swedish prenta (“to write German letters”). Compare also Late Old French printer, preindre (“to press”), from Latin premere (“to press”).
print (not comparable)
- Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.
- (transitive) To produce one or more copies of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine; often used with out or off: print out, print off.
- Print the draft double-spaced so we can mark changes between the lines.
- To produce a microchip (an integrated circuit) in a process resembling the printing of an image.
- The circuitry is printed onto the semiconductor surface.
- (transitive, intransitive) To write very clearly, especially, to write without connecting the letters as in cursive.
- Print your name here and sign below.
- I'm only in grade 2, so I only know how to print.
- (transitive, intransitive) To publish in a book, newspaper, etc.
- How could they print an unfounded rumour like that?
- Alexander Pope
- From the moment he prints, he must expect to hear no more truth.
- (transitive) To stamp or impress (something) with coloured figures or patterns.
- to print calico
- (transitive) To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
- A look will print a thought that never may remove.
- Sir John Beaumont
- Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, / Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
- some footsteps printed in the clay
- (transitive) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
- Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode, / That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
- (computing, transitive) To display a string on the terminal.
- However, when you print the string you can see only 11 characters (c, a, r, ', s,, w, h, e, e, l).
- 2015, Othmar Kyas, How To Smart Home: A Step by Step Guide to Your Personal Internet of Things, Key Concept Press →ISBN
- On the RHS side we write the current date to the variable date and print it to the terminal window, followed by the string "Chris coming home...." .
- (uncountable) Books and other material created by printing presses, considered collectively or as a medium.
- Three citations are required for each meaning, including one in print.
- TV and the internet haven't killed print.
- (uncountable) Clear handwriting, especially, writing without connected letters as in cursive.
- Write in print using block letters.
- (uncountable) The letters forming the text of a document.
- The print is too small for me to read.
- (countable) A newspaper.
- Philip Larkin, The Winter Palace
- I spent my second quarter-century / Losing what I had learnt at university / And refusing to take in what had happened since. / Now I know none of the names in the public prints […]
- Philip Larkin, The Winter Palace
- A visible impression on a surface.
- Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.
- A fingerprint.
- Did the police find any prints at the scene?
- A footprint.
- (visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.
- (photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
- (motion pictures) A copy of a film that can be projected.
- Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.
- (writing without connected letters): cursive
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
- To print; to print out or off; to produce one or more copies of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine.
print m (plural prints)
- (Internet slang, nonstandard) screenshot