Magazine Mag`a*zine", n. [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp. magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.] [1913 Webster] 1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc. ``Armories and magazines.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship. [1913 Webster]

3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece. [1913 Webster]

4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions. [1913 Webster]

5. A country or district especially rich in natural products. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. A city viewed as a marketing center. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

7. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

8. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Magazine dress}, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder magazine.

{Magazine gun}, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a chamber carrying cartridges which are brought automatically into position for firing.

{Magazine stove}, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding process, as in the common base-burner. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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