magazine
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /mæɡəˈzin/, /ˈmæɡəzin/
  • (RP) IPA: /mæɡəˈziːn/
Noun

magazine (plural magazines)

  1. A non-academic periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at the fold.
  2. An ammunition storehouse.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, lines 293–8, page 76–7 ↗:
      He all thir Ammunition / And feats of War defeats / With plain Heroic magnitude of mind / And celeſtial vigour arm’d, / Thir Armories and Magazins contemns, / Renders them uſeleſs, while / With winged expedition / Swift as the lightning glance he executes / His errand on the wicked, who ſurpris’d / Loſe thir defence diſtracted and amaz’d.
  3. A chamber in a firearm enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed into the firearm.
  4. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.
  5. (dated) A country or district especially rich in natural products.
  6. (dated) A city viewed as a marketing center.
  7. (dated) A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.
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