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print
1 /prInt/ verb
1 WORDS BY MACHINE
a) (I, T) to produce words, numbers, or pictures on paper, using a machine which puts ink onto the surface: That's what your letter's going to look like when it's printed. | Press this key to print a copy of the text. | print sth on/across: the address printed on the form | print sth in: The menu was printed in Japanese and English. | The word `scandal' was printed in bold type. | be printed with: cards printed with his name and address | a printed card/acknow- ledgement/text etc: You will receive a printed acknowledgement of your payment. | the printed page/word (=language in printed form)
b) (I) to be printed by a computer: The document will print as it appears on the screen.
2 BOOKS/NEWSPAPERS (T) to produce many copies of a book, newspaper etc in printed form: the first cookery book to be printed in America
3 IN A NEWSPAPER (T) to print a letter, speech etc in a newspaper, magazine etc; publish: The Telegraph has printed numerous articles criticising these sales techniques. | If you print that, I'll sue you.
4 ON A SCREEN also print sth out (I, T) if a computer prints words and numbers on a screen it puts them there: An error message is printed and the program ends.
5 PHOTOGRAPH (T) to produce a photograph from a photographic film: The pictures have to be developed and printed.
6 CLOTH (T) to decorate cloth with a pattern put all over its surface by a machine: printed with: a new sari printed with brown and violet flowers
7 print money if a government prints money, it produces too many bank notes in order to pay for something
8 a licence to print money a way of making a lot of money easily: This policy is a scandal - it's a licence to print money!
9 WRITE (I, T) to write words by hand without joining the letters: Please print your name | print sth in: a thin brown envelope with the address printed in capitals
10 MARK (T) to make a mark on a surface or in a soft substance by pressing something on to it: The mark of the man's shoe was clearly printed in the mud.
print sth off/out phrasal verb (T) to produce a printed copy of a computer document: Once you've designed your poster, you can print off as many copies as you like. 2 noun
1 BOOKS/NEWSPAPERS (U) writing that has been printed in books, newspapers etc: The information is available in many forms including print, microfilm, and CD-ROM. | in print (=printed in a book, newspaper etc): He believed everything he saw in print. | see your name in print: a politician who likes to see his name in print | get into print (=be printed): It was the first of his stories to get into print. | get sth into print (=have your work printed) | print unions/workers (=those involved in printing newspapers, books etc)
2 be out of print if a book is out of print, it is no longer being printed and you cannot buy new copies: This volume is now out of print.
3 be in print if a book is in print new copies of it are still being printed: Her book is still in print, a hundred years after its original publication.
4 LETTERS (U) the letters in which something is printed: books with large print for elderly people | This printer can produce high quality print.
5 the small/fine print the details of a legal document, often in very small writing: You should always read the small print before signing anything.
6 MARK (C) a mark made on a surface or in a soft substance by something that has been pressed onto it: His feet left prints in the soft soil. | The children had decorated the walls with hand prints.
7 prints (plural) the marks made by the pattern of lines on the ends of your fingers; fingerprints
8 CLOTH (C, U) cloth, especially cotton, on which a coloured pattern has been printed: a print dress/blouse: She stood there in her print dress and white apron.
9 PATTERN (C) the pattern printed on a piece of cloth: The curtains were green with a print of sunflowers.
10 PHOTOGRAPH (C) a photograph in the form of a picture that has been produced from a film: You get three sets of prints, plus a free film.
11 PICTURE (C) a picture that has been printed from a small sheet of metal or block of wood, or a copy of a painting produced by photography

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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