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print

noun uk   /prɪnt/ us  

print noun (TEXT)

C2 [U] letters, numbers, or symbols that have been produced on paper by a machine using ink: The title is in bold print. This novel is available in large print for readers with poor eyesight. The book was rushed into print (= was produced and published) as quickly as possible. The print quality (= the quality of the text produced) of the new laser printer is excellent. [U] newspapers, books, and magazines: The debate is still raging, both in print and online. in/out of print C2 If a book is in print, it is possible to buy a new copy of it, and if it is out of print, it is not now possible: Is her work still in print? Classic literature never goes out of print.

print noun (PICTURE)

C1 [C] a photographic copy of a painting, or a picture made by pressing paper onto a special surface covered in ink, or a single photograph from a film: a print of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' a signed Hockney print I'd like a second set of prints of this film, please.

print noun (PATTERN)

[C] any type of pattern produced using ink on a piece of clothing: a floral/paisley print

print noun (FINGERPRINT)

[C] informal for fingerprint noun: The burglar had left his prints all over the window.

print

verb uk   /prɪnt/ us  

print verb (TEXT)

A2 [I or T] to produce writing or images on paper or other material with a machine: The leaflets will be printed on recycled paper. I'm waiting for a document to print. B2 [T] to include a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine: Some newspapers still refuse to print certain swear words. They printed his letter in Tuesday's paper. B2 [T] to produce a newspaper, magazine, or book in large quantities: 20,000 copies of the novel will be printed in hardback.

print verb (WRITE)

[I or T] to write without joining the letters together: Please print your name clearly below your signature.

print verb (PICTURE)

[T] to produce a photograph on paper: Photographs are better if they are printed from the original negative.

print verb (PATTERN)

[T] to produce a pattern on material or paper: The designs are printed onto the fabric by hand.
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(Definition of print from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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