print ( prints plural & 3rd person present) ( printing present participle) ( printed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If someone prints something such as a book or newspaper, they produce it in large quantities using a machine.
He started to print his own posters to distribute abroad... V n
Our brochure is printed on environmentally-friendly paper... be V-ed prep/adv
We found that television and radio gave rise to far fewer complaints than did the printed media. V-ed
In American English, print up means the same as print., phrasal verb
Community workers here are printing up pamphlets for peace demonstrations... V P n (not pron)
Hey, I know what, I'll get a bumper sticker printed up. have/get n V-ed
printing n-uncount oft N n
His brother ran a printing and publishing company., ...stocks of paper and printing ink.
2 verb If a newspaper or magazine prints a piece of writing, it includes it or publishes it.
We can only print letters which are accompanied by the writer's name and address. V n
...a questionnaire printed in the magazine recently. V-ed
3 verb If numbers, letters, or designs are printedon a surface, they are put on it in ink or dye using a machine. You can also say that a surface is printedwith numbers, letters, or designs.
...the number printed on the receipt... V-ed
The company has for some time printed its phone number on its products... V n on n
The shirts were printed with a paisley pattern... be V-ed with n
`Ecu' was printed in lower case rather than capital letters. be V-ed prep/adv
4 n-count A print is a piece of clothing or material with a pattern printed on it. You can also refer to the pattern itself as a print.
In this living room we've mixed glorious floral prints., ...multi-coloured print jackets.
5 verb When you print a photograph, you produce it from a negative.
Printing a black-and-white negative on to colour paper produces a similar monochrome effect... V n onto/from n
6 n-count A print is a photograph from a film that has been developed.
...black and white prints of Margaret and Jean as children., ...35mm colour print films.
7 n-count A print of a cinema film is a particular copy or set of copies of it.
8 n-count A print is one of a number of copies of a particular picture. It can be either a photograph, something such as a painting, or a picture made by an artist who puts ink on a prepared surface and presses it against paper.
...William Hogarth's famous series of prints.
9 n-uncount Print is used to refer to letters and numbers as they appear on the pages of a book, newspaper, or printed document.
...columns of tiny print..., Laser printers give high quality print.
10 adj The print media consists of newspapers and magazines, but not television or radio.
I have been convinced that the print media are more accurate and more reliable than television.
11 verb If you print words, you write in letters that are not joined together and that look like the letters in a book or newspaper.
Print your name and address on a postcard and send it to us. V n
12 n-count You can refer to a mark left by someone's foot as a print.
He crawled from print to print, sniffing at the earth, following the scent left in the tracks., ...boot prints.
13 n-count You can refer to invisible marks left by someone's fingers as their prints.
Fresh prints of both girls were found in the flat.
15 If you appear in print, or get into print, what you say or write is published in a book, newspaper, or magazine.
in print phrase PHR after v, v-link PHR
Many of these poets appeared in print only long after their deaths...
16 The small print or the fine print of something such as an advertisement or a contract consists of the technical details and legal conditions, which are often printed in much smaller letters than the rest of the text.
small/fine print phrase I'm looking at the small print; I don't want to sign anything that I shouldn't sign... print out phrasal verb If a computer or a machine attached to a computer prints something out, it produces a copy of it on paper. You measure yourself, enter measurements and the computer will print out the pattern... V P n (not pron) I shall just print this out and put it in the post. V n P →
printout print up →
In a contract or agreement, the fine print is the same as the small print. n-uncount usu the N
print run ( print runs plural ) In publishing, a print runof something such as a book or a newspaper is the number of copies of it that are printed and published at one time. n-count usu with supp, supp N, N of n
It was launched last year in paperback with an initial print run of 7,000 copies.
print shop ( print shops plural ) A print shop is a small business which prints and copies things such as documents and cards for customers. n-count
Thesmall print of a contract or agreement is the part of it that is written in very small print. You refer to it as thesmall print especially when you think that it might include unfavourable conditions which someone might not notice or understand. n-uncount usu the N
Read the small print in your contract to find out exactly what you are insured for.