From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprintprint1 /prɪnt/ ●●● S2 W3 verb 1 words a) [intransitive, transitive]TCN to produce words, numbers, or pictures on paper, using a machine which puts ink onto the surface I need to make a few changes before I print the document. The company’s name was printed in bold letters across the top of the page. a printed letter The printer’s switched on but it won’t print. As a newspaper publisher he understood the power of the printed word (=words that are printed on paper). b) [intransitive]TD when a computer document prints, a printed copy of it is produced Press return, then the document should print.2 books/newspapers [transitive]TCN to produce many printed copies of a book, newspaper etc Over five million copies of the paper are printed every day. When the book was first written no publisher would print it.3 in a newspaper [transitive]TCN to print a report of something or a letter, speech etc in a newspaper or magazine syn publish ‘The Express’ was the first paper to print the story. ‘The Telegraph’ has printed numerous articles on this subject over the last three years. I wrote to the newspaper but my letter wasn’t printed.4 photograph [transitive]TCP to produce a photograph from a photographic film It usually takes a couple of hours for the pictures to be developed and printed.5 cloth [transitive]TIM to decorate cloth with a pattern that is put all over its surface by a machine a skirt printed with brightly coloured flowers a printed silk shirt6 write [intransitive, transitive]WRITE to write words by hand without joining the letters Please print your name clearly in the top right-hand corner of the page.7 make a mark [transitive]MARK to make a mark on a surface or in a soft substance by pressing something on to itprint something on/in something The mark of the man’s shoe was printed in the mud. → a licence to print money at licence(6) → print something ↔ off/out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusprint• Where did you get your wedding invitations printed?• Why won't this printer print?• Criticism was therefore banned, and only bare synopses of each film allowed to be printed.• How do you want the pictures printed?• How long will it take for this file to print?• Most of our books are printed abroad.• Bed the base on which the Forme is held when printing by Letterpress.• The maker of printing chemicals said it intends to eliminate about 100 jobs, reducing its work force to about 500.• The schedule should be on good quality paper and printed if cost does not prohibit such luxury.• His second novel was originally printed in Paris.• The mark of a child's shoe was clearly printed in the mud.• I'd like to print it in color if I can.• They printed my letter in the Sunday paper.• Brown's suing the magazine for printing nude photos of him.• This book was printed on recycled paper.• It printed prose and verse in broadside and chapbook form till its activities were cut short by the War.• The Northern Echo printed the story based on information given by prosecutors at the crown court.• A couple of months later I had some bumper stickers printed up.• Please print your name in block capitals.the printed word• In a sense, it will signal the end of the centuries-old dominance of the printed word.• As a printer he understood the power of the printed word and issued handbills to advertise his earliest tours.• Her passing marks a loss for those everywhere who love the printed word, and Tucson is the poorer for it.• But, alas, the printed word can not adequately convey the panting, gasping misery of this particular torment.• He lit a cigarette and gazed at the page of his book until the printed words ceased to dance about.• The conference brings together Christians who believe the printed word is strategic for evangelism and discipleship.• Filtered through the printed word of newspaper pages, politics became less personal and more distant from home.