Print Print, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Printed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Printing}.] [Abbrev. fr. imprint. See {Imprint}, and {Press} to squeeze.] 1. To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something. [1913 Webster]

A look will print a thought that never may remove. --Surrey. [1913 Webster]

Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, Which in that field young Edward's sword did print. --Sir John Beaumont. [1913 Webster]

Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster]

2. To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure. [1913 Webster]

Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode, That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically: To strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book. [1913 Webster]

4. To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico. [1913 Webster]

5. (Photog.) To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface. [1913 Webster]

{Printed goods}, textile fabrics printed in patterns, especially cotton cloths, or calicoes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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