Definition of print
What does the word print mean?
part of speech: verb transitive
Impress, stamp, (surface, e.g. pat of butter, with seal, die, &c.; mark, figure, on, in, yielding or other surface); (fig.) impress (idea, scene, &c. on mind, memory); produce (book, picture, &c., or abs.) by applying inked types, blocks, or plates, to paper, vellum, &c.; (of author or editor) cause (book, MS) to be so printed; express, publish, in print, as not bound to p. every opinion you hold; write (words or abs.) in imitation of typography; mark (textile fabric) with decorative design in colours; transfer (coloured design) from paper &c. to unglazed surface of pottery; (Phot., also p. out, off) produce (picture) by transmission of light through negative. Hence printable a. [middle English]
part of speech: noun
Indentation in surface preserving the form left by pressure of some body, as finger p., foot p., whence printless a.: printed cotton fabric, as (attrib.) p. dress; language embodied in printed form, printed lettering, as large, small, clear, p.; state of being printed; book is in p., (1) in printed form, (2) on sale, not out of p. (sold out); (of writer) rush into p., publish book, write to newspaper, &c., on insufficient grounds; (chiefly United States) printed publication, esp. newspaper; picture, design, printed from block or plate; (Photog.) picture produced from negative; p. hand, letters, (imitating p.); p.-seller, dealer in engravings &c.; p.-shop, his shop; p.-works, factory where cotton fabrics are printed. [middle English]