Pronunciation Adjective

print (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.
    a print edition of a book

print (prints, present participle printing; past and past participle printed)

  1. (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.
  2. To produce a microchip (an integrated circuit) in a process resembling the printing of an image.
    The circuitry is printed onto the semiconductor surface.
  3. (ambitransitive) 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.
  4. (ambitransitive) 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.
  5. (transitive) To stamp or impress (something) with coloured figures or patterns.
    to print calico
  6. (transitive) To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
    • A look will print a thought that never may remove.
    • Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, / Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
    • some footsteps printed in the clay
  7. (transitive) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
    • Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode, / That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
  8. (computing, transitive) To display a string on the terminal.
  9. (finance, ambitransitive) To produce an observable value.
    On March 16, 2020, the S&P printed at 2,386.13, one of the worst drops in history.
Translations Translations
  • Italian: scrivere in stampatello
  • Russian: писа́ть печатный


  1. (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.
  2. (uncountable) Clear handwriting, especially, writing without connected letters as in cursive.
    Write in print using block letters.
  3. (uncountable) The letters forming the text of a document.
    The print is too small for me to read.
  4. (countable) A newspaper.
  5. A visible impression on a surface.
    Using a crayon, the girl made a print of the leaf under the page.
  6. A fingerprint.
    Did the police find any prints at the scene?
  7. A footprint.
  8. (visual art) A picture that was created in multiple copies by printing.
  9. (photography) A photograph that has been printed onto paper from the negative.
  10. (film) A copy of a film that can be projected.
  11. Cloth that has had a pattern of dye printed onto it.
  12. (architecture) A plaster cast in bas relief.
  • (writing without connected letters) cursive
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