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English noun: print

1. print (communication) the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication

SamplesI want to see it in print.

Broader (hypernym)black and white, written communication, written language

Narrower (hyponym)fine print, small print

2. print (artifact) a picture or design printed from an engraving

Broader (hypernym)graphic art

Narrower (hyponym)contact print, copperplate, engraving, gravure, heliogravure, linocut, lithograph, mezzotint, overprint, photogravure, serigraph, silk screen print, silkscreen, surprint

3. print (communication) a visible indication made on a surface

SamplesSome previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks.
Paw prints were everywhere.


Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication

Narrower (hyponym)fingerprint, footmark, footprint, hoof mark, hoof-mark, hoofprint, line, line, mintmark, step, stroke, trace

4. print (communication) availability in printed form

SamplesWe've got to get that story into print.
His book is no longer in print.

Broader (hypernym)accessibility, availability, availableness, handiness

5. print (artifact) a copy of a movie on film (especially a particular version of it)

Broader (hypernym)copy

6. print (artifact) a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers)

Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

7. print (artifact) a printed picture produced from a photographic negative

Synonymsphotographic print

Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

Narrower (hyponym)cutout, proof

English verb: print

1. print (creation) put into print

SamplesThe newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce.
These news should not be printed.

ExamplesThey won't print the story


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create, make, produce

Narrower (hyponym)gazette, republish

2. print (creation) write as if with print; not cursive

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)write

Narrower (hyponym)misprint

3. print (creation) make into a print

SamplesPrint the negative.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reproduce

Narrower (hyponym)engrave, etch, etch, lithograph, silkscreen, stencil

4. print (creation) reproduce by printing


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)write

Narrower (hyponym)boldface, cyclostyle, italicise, italicize, letter, offset, overprint, print over, prove, set, typeset

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