- n. 印刷业；印花布；印刷字体；印章；印记
- vt. 印刷；打印；刊载；用印刷体写；在…印花样
- vi. 印刷；出版；用印刷体写
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- print:  Latin premere meant ‘press’ (its past participial stem press- underlies English press). It passed into Old French as preindre, whose past participle formed the basis of a noun preinte ‘impression, impressed mark’ – source of English print. The verb first used for the activity of ‘printing books’ was the derived imprint  (‘Because this said book is full of wholesome wisdom … I have purposed to imprint it’, William Caxton, Game and Play of the Chess 1474), but print soon followed at the beginning of the 16th century.
- print (n.)
- c. 1300, "impression, mark" (as by a stamp or seal), from Old French preinte "impression," noun use of fem. past participle of preindre "to press, crush," altered from prembre, from Latin premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). The Old French word also was borrowed into Middle Dutch (prente, Dutch prent) and other Germanic languages.
Meaning "printed lettering" is from 1620s; print-hand "print-like handwriting" is from 1658. Sense of "picture or design from a block or plate" is first attested 1660s. Meaning "piece of printed cloth" is from 1756. In Middle English, stigmata were called precious prentes of crist; to perceiven the print of sight was "to feel (someone's) gaze." Out of print "no longer to be had from the publisher" is from 1670s (to be in print is recorded from late 15c.). Print journalism attested from 1962.
- print (v.)
- mid-14c., prenten "to make an impression" (as with a seal, stamp, etc.), from 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). 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 from 1801.
He always prints, I know, 'cos he learnt writin' from the large bills in the bookin' offices. [Charles Dickens, "Pickwick Papers," 1837]
The meaning "to record (someone's) fingerprints" is from 1952. Related: Printed; printing.
- 1. Many of their books have been in print for nearly 40 years.
- 2. I got a kick out of seeing my name in print.
- 3. I paid a visit to my local print shop.
- 4. Your print job has been sent to the network print queue.
- 5. Princess Margaret toned with her in a turquoise print dress.
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