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English noun: magazine

1. magazine (communication) a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

SamplesIt takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money.


Broader (hypernym)press, public press, publication

Narrower (hyponym)colour supplement, comic book, glossy, news magazine, pulp, pulp magazine, slick, slick magazine, trade magazine

Part holonymcenter spread, centre spread, feature, feature article, magazine article

2. magazine (artifact) product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object

SamplesTripped over a pile of magazines.

Broader (hypernym)product, production

3. magazine (group) a business firm that publishes magazines

SamplesHe works for a magazine.

Synonymsmagazine publisher

Broader (hypernym)publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house

4. magazine (artifact) a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required


Broader (hypernym)supply chamber

Part meronymcamera, photographic camera

5. magazine (artifact) a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored

Synonymspowder magazine, powder store

Broader (hypernym)depot, entrepot, storage, store, storehouse

6. magazine (artifact) a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

Synonymscartridge clip, cartridge holder, clip

Broader (hypernym)supply chamber

Narrower (hyponym)pincurl clip

Part meronymgun

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