Out of print
Print Print, n. [See {Print}, v., {Imprint}, n.] 1. A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow. [1913 Webster]

Where print of human feet was never seen. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object; as, a butter print. [1913 Webster]

3. That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold; as, a print of butter. [1913 Webster]

4. Printed letters; the impression taken from type, as to excellence, form, size, etc.; as, small print; large print; this line is in print. [1913 Webster]

5. That which is produced by printing. Specifically: (a) An impression taken from anything, as from an engraved plate. ``The prints which we see of antiquities.'' --Dryden. (b) A printed publication, more especially a newspaper or other periodical. --Addison. (c) A printed cloth; a fabric figured by stamping, especially calico or cotton cloth. (d) A photographic copy, or positive picture, on prepared paper, as from a negative, or from a drawing on transparent paper. [1913 Webster]

6. (Founding) A core print. See under {Core}. [1913 Webster]

{Blue print}, a copy in white lines on a blue ground, of a drawing, plan, tracing, etc., or a positive picture in blue and white, from a negative, produced by photographic printing on peculiarly prepared paper.

{In print}. (a) In a printed form; issued from the press; published. --Shak. (b) To the letter; with accurateness. ``All this I speak in print.'' --Shak.

{Out of print}. See under {Out}.

{Print works}, a factory where cloth, as calico, is printed. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Out of print — refers to an item, typically a book (see: Out of print books), but can include any print or visual media or sound recording, that is in the state of no longer being published. The abbreviation OOP (also OP) is a more general term that encompasses …   Wikipedia

  • out of print — {adj. phr.} No longer obtainable from the publisher because the printed copies have been sold out; no longer printed. * /The book is out of print. An edition of one thousand copies was sold and no more copies were printed./ Compare: OUT OF STOCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • out of print — {adj. phr.} No longer obtainable from the publisher because the printed copies have been sold out; no longer printed. * /The book is out of print. An edition of one thousand copies was sold and no more copies were printed./ Compare: OUT OF STOCK …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Out of print — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of print — ► out of print (of a book) no longer available from the publisher. Main Entry: ↑print …   English terms dictionary

  • out of print — Not open on the print. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary See: clean. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * out of print out of print ➔ print2 * * * Ⅰ. in/out of print ► if a book is in print, it is possible to buy a n …   Financial and business terms

  • out-of-print — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a title that is out of print * * * /owt euhv print /, adj. 1. being no longer published; no longer printed or reprinted: a bookstore specializing in out of print books. n. 2. a book, pamphlet, etc., that is no longer… …   Useful english dictionary

  • out\ of\ print — adj. phr. No longer obtainable from the publisher because the printed copies have been sold out; no longer printed. The book is out of print. An edition of one thousand copies was sold and no more copies were printed. Compare: out of stock… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Out of print — Ein Gegenstand ist out of print (OOP), wenn der Hersteller die Produktion des Artikels einstellt und dieser somit nach Verkauf der Lagerbestände nicht mehr als Neuware am Markt erhältlich ist. Meistens trifft dies auf Bücher zu, der Begriff kann… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • out of print — no longer available in published form. I m afraid you can t order that book it s out of print. Opposite of: in print …   New idioms dictionary

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