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a. A mark or impression made in or on a surface by pressure: the print of footsteps in the sand.
b. A fingerprint.
a. A device or implement, such as a stamp, die, or seal, used to press markings onto or into a surface: fancy letters made by hand-carved prints.
b. Something formed or marked by such a device.
a. Text, lettering, or other marks produced in ink from type as by a printing press or from digital fonts by an electronic printer: needed glasses to read the print.
b. Printed state or form: a short story that never got into print.
4. A printed publication or edition of a text; a printing: The first print of that book has sold out.
5. A design or picture transferred from an engraved plate, wood block, lithographic stone, or other medium: had prints of flowers hanging on the walls.
6. A photographic image transferred to paper or a similar surface.
7. A copy of a movie made on film or in a high resolution digital format, as for public exhibition.
a. A fabric or garment with a dyed pattern that has been pressed onto it, usually by engraved rollers.
b. The pattern itself: a blouse with a paisley print.
v. print·ed, print·ing, prints
1. To press (a mark or design, for example) onto or into a surface: tracks that were printed in the snow.
a. To make an impression on or in (a surface) with a device such as a stamp, seal, or die.
b. To press (something, such as a stamp) onto or into a surface to leave a marking.
a. To produce by means of pressed type, an electronic printer, or similar means, on a paper surface: printed more copies of the ad.
b. To offer in printed form; publish: The publisher collected the essays and printed them as a book.
a. To reproduce (a digital document or image) on a paper surface: printed the email.
b. To convert (a digital document) into a file format designed for publication.
5. To write (something) in characters similar to those commonly used in print.
6. To impress firmly in the mind or memory: an experience that will be printed in our hearts forever.
7. To produce a photographic image from (a negative, for example) by passing light through film onto a photosensitive surface, especially sensitized paper.
8. To produce (an electronic component) by mechanically transferring a circuit or circuit pattern onto a nonconductive surface.
9. To fabricate (an object) by means of a 3D printer.
a. To work as a printer.
b. To produce something in printed form by means of a printing press or other reproduction process.
2. To write characters similar to those commonly used in print.
3. To produce or receive an impression, marking, or image: The negative printed poorly.
1. Published or reproduced by printing, especially in contrast to electronic publication: a print newsletter.
2. Relating to or involved in media based on printing, especially newspapers and magazines: a print journalist.
in print
1. In printed or published form: denials that were to be found in print.
2. Offered for sale by a publisher: books that are still in print.
out of print
No longer offered for sale by a publisher: books that are out of print.

[Middle English prent, print, from Old French priente, from feminine past participle of preindre, to press, alteration (on the model of the more common type of Old French verb having an infinitive ending in -ndre, such as peindre, to paint) of priembre, from Latin premere; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.out of print - (of books) no longer offered for sale by a publisher; "that edition is out of print"
discontinued - stopped permanently or temporarily; "discontinued models"; "a discontinued magazine"; "a discontinued conversation"
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1. adverb, adjective not in a building etc; from inside a building etc; in(to) the open air. The children are out in the garden; They went out for a walk.
2. adverb from inside (something). He opened the desk and took out a pencil.
3. adverb, adjective away from home, an office etc. We had an evening out; The manager is out.
4. adverb, adjective far away. The ship was out at sea; He went out to India.
5. adverb loudly and clearly. He shouted out the answer.
6. adverb completely. She was tired out.
7. adverb, adjective not correct. My calculations seem to be out.
8. adverb, adjective free, known, available etc. He let the cat out; The secret is out.
9. adverb, adjective (in games) having been defeated. The batsman was (caught) out.
10. adverb, adjective on strike. The men came out in protest.
11. adverb, adjective no longer in fashion. Long hair is definitely out.
12. adverb, adjective (of the tide) with the water at or going to its lowest level. The tide is (going) out.
13. adjective unacceptable. That suggestion is definitely out.
(as part of a word)
1. not inside or near, as in out-lying.
2. indicating outward movement, as in outburst.
3. indicating that the action goes further or beyond a normal action, as in outshine.
ˈouter adjective
outside; far from (the centre of) something. outer space.
ˈoutermost adjective
nearest the edge, outside etc. the outermost ring on the target.
ˈouting noun
a usually short trip, made for pleasure. an outing to the seaside.
ˈoutward adjective
1. on or towards the outside; able to be seen. Judging by his outward appearance, he's not very rich; no outward sign of unhappiness.
2. (of a journey) away from. The outward journey will be by sea, but they will return home by air.
ˈoutwardly adverb
in appearance. Outwardly he is cheerful, but he is really a very unhappy person.
ˈoutwards adverb
towards the outside edge or surface. Moving outwards from the centre of the painting, we see that the figures become smaller.
ˈout-and-out adjective
very bad. an out-and-out liar.
out-of-datedateout-of-pocket adjective
paid in cash; paid out of your own pocket. out-of-pocket expenses.
be out of pocket
to have no money; to lose money. I can't pay you now as I'm out of pocket at the moment.
out of printprintout of sight
1. no longer visible; where you cannot see something or be seen. They watched the ship sailing until it was out of sight; Put it out of sight.
2. an old expression meaning wonderful, fantastic. The show was out of sight.
out of sight, out of mind
an expression describing a situation in which someone is forgotten when he/she is not around. They used to be close friends, but since he left it has become a case of out of sight, out of mind.
ˌout-of-the-ˈway adjective
difficult to reach or arrive at. an out-of-the-way place.
be out for
to be wanting or intending to get. She is out for revenge.
be out to
to be determined to. He is out to win the race.
out of
1. from inside. He took it out of the bag.
2. not in. Mr Smith is out of the office; out of danger; out of sight.
3. from among. Four out of five people like this song.
4. having none left. She is quite out of breath.
5. because of. He did it out of curiosity/spite.
6. from. He drank the lemonade straight out of the bottle.
out of doors
outside. We like to eat out of doors in summer.
out of it
1. not part of a group, activity etc. I felt a bit out of it at the party.
2. no longer involved in something. That was a crazy scheme – I'm glad to be out of it.
out of orderorderout of the way
unusual. There was nothing out of the way about what she said.
out of this worldworldout of workwork
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