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{{11}}print (n.) c.1300, "impression, mark" (as by a stamp or seal), from O.Fr. preinte "impression," properly fem. pp. of preindre "to press," from L. premere (see PRESS (Cf. press) (v.1)). Sense of "picture or design from a block or plate" is first attested 1660s. Meaning "piece of printed cloth" is from 1756. In M.E., stigmata were called precious prentes of crist. Out of print "no longer to be had from the publisher" is from 1670s.
{{12}}print (v.) mid-14c., prenten "to make an impression" (as with a seal, stamp, etc.); see PRINT (Cf. print) (n.). Meaning "to set a mark on any surface" (including by writing) is attested from late 14c. Meaning "to run off on a press" is recorded from 1510s (Caxton, 1474, used enprynte in this sense). Printing press is from 1580s. In reference to textiles, 1580s. The photography sense is recorded from 1851 (the noun in this sense is from 1853). Meaning "to write in imitation of typography" is first attested 1837 in "Pickwick Papers":
He always prints, I know, 'cos he learnt writin' from the large bills in the bookin' offices.
The meaning "to record (someone's) fingerprints" is from 1952. Related: Printed; printing.

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  • print — ► VERB 1) produce (books, newspapers, etc.) by a process involving the transfer of text or designs to paper. 2) produce (text or a picture) in such a way. 3) produce a paper copy of (information stored on a computer). 4) produce (a photographic… …   English terms dictionary

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