1 verb
print1 S2 W3


a) [intransitive and 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.


[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.

in a newspaper

[transitive]TCN to print a report of something or a letter, speech etc in a newspaper or magazine [= 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.


[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.


[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 shirt


[intransitive and transitive] to write words by hand without joining the letters:
Please print your name clearly in the top right hand corner of the page.

make a mark

[transitive] to make a mark on a surface or in a soft substance by pressing something on to it
print 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

phrasal verb
TDTD to produce a printed copy of a computer document:
Could you print a copy off for me?
I'll print the file out and then we can look at it.

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