1. To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc, into or upon something. A look will print a thought that never may remove. (Surrey) Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint, Which in that field young Edward's sword did print. (Sir john Beaumont) Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay. (Roscommon)
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.
5. (Science: photography) 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. Printed goods, textile fabrics printed in patterns, especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.
Origin: Abbrev. Fr. Imprint. See Imprint, and Press to squeeze.
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 i 1000 n flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow. Where print of human feet was never seen. (Dryden)
A printed publication, more especially a newspaper or other periodical.
6. A core print. See Core. 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. In a printed form; issued from the press; published. To the letter; with accurateness. All this I speak in print. Out of print. See Out. Print works, a factory where cloth, as calico, is printed.
See: Print, imprint.
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