See also: prinț
From Middle English *printen, prenten, preenten, an apheretic form of 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.
- a print edition of a book
of, relating to, or writing for printed publications — see printed
print (third-person singular simple present prints, present participle printing, simple past and past participle printed)
- (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?
- 1716, Alexander Pope, The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Preface:
- 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.
- circa 1547?, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Description of the Fickel Affections, Pangs, and Slights of Love:
- A look will print a thought that never may remove.
- 1629, Sir John Beaumont, Bosworth Field:
- Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, / Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
- 1701, Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon, Silenus:
- 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.
- 1697, Virgil, “Palamon and Arcite”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], →OCLC:
- 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...." .
- (finance, transitive, intransitive) To produce an observable value.
- On March 16, 2020, the S&P printed at 2,386.13, one of the worst drops in history.
- (transitive) To fingerprint (a person).
- 1998, Eric Lustbader, Pale Saint, page 24:
- Maybe we'll get lucky; maybe he was printed for some minor infraction in some backwater town.
Conjugation of print
|present tense||past tense|
|2nd-person singular||print, printest†||printed, printedst†|
|3rd-person singular||prints, printeth†||printed|
Compounds words and expressions
With the form “printing”
to produce a copy of a text or image on a surface, especially by machine
to write clearly
to publish in a book, newspaper, etc.
to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure
computing: to display a string on the terminal
print (countable and uncountable, plural prints)
- (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.
- 1978, 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 […]
- 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.
- (film) A copy of a film that can be projected.
- Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.
- 1838 (date written), L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “(please specify the page)”, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. […], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, […], published 1842, →OCLC, pages 20–21:
- The poor are very unreasonable; a kind look and word often go farther in winning upon their affection than even a piece of coarse flannel, or a remnant of dark print.
- (architecture) A plaster cast in bas relief.
- (a printed work): imprintery (obsolete)
- (writing without connected letters): cursive
books and other printed material as a medium
clear handwriting without connected letters
letters forming the text of a document
visible impression on a surface
fingerprint — see fingerprint
footprint — see footprint
visual art: picture created in multiple copies by printing
photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative
motion pictures: copy of a film
cloth that has a pattern printed on it
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Translations to be checked
- (Hong Kong Cantonese) to print with a printer or a photocopier
- first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of printen
- imperative of printen
Probably from English Print Screen.
print m (plural prints)
- (Internet slang) screenshot
- Synonyms: (Portugal) captura de ecrã, (Brazil) captura de tela, screenshot
print n (plural printuri)
Declension of print
|indefinite articulation||definite articulation||indefinite articulation||definite articulation|
|nominative/accusative||(un) print||printul||(niște) printuri||printurile|
|genitive/dative||(unui) print||printului||(unor) printuri||printurilor|
print m (Cyrillic spelling принт)
- Output of a computer printer.