Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “press”

press

noun (PRINTING MACHINE)    /pres/
[C] a machine that is used for printing: a printing pressPrinting and word processingMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores go to press to start to be printed: The newspaper will go to press at midnight.Printing and word processing
(Definition of press noun (PRINTING MACHINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of press

Definitions of “press” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More