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Press meaning

press - 33 dictionary results

  1. 1. the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines
  2. 2. lift weights; " This guy can press 300 pounds"
  3. 3. squeeze or press together; " she compressed her lips"; " the spasm contracted the muscle"
  4. 4. place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; " pressed flowers"
  5. 5. exert pressure or force to or upon; " He pressed down on the boards"; " press your thumb on this spot"
  6. 6. press from a plastic; " press a record"
  7. 7. create by pressing; " Press little holes into the soft clay"
  8. 8. crowd closely; " The crowds pressed along the street"
  9. 9. An East Indian insectivore ( Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.
  10. 10. To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.
  11. 11. A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
  12. 12. To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd.
  13. 13. To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something.
  14. 14. To squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus, in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to press clothes.
  15. 15. To embrace closely; to hug.
  16. 16. To oppress; to bear hard upon.
  17. 17. To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger.
  18. 18. To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.
  19. 19. To try to force ( something upon some one); to urge or inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as, to press divine truth on an audience.
  20. 20. To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race.
  21. 21. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.
  22. 22. To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach.
  23. 23. To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.
  24. 24. An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses.
  25. 25. Specifically, a printing press.
  26. 26. The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse.
  27. 27. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press.
  28. 28. The act of pressing or thronging forward.
  29. 29. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements.
  30. 30. A multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng.
  31. 31. A machine for pressing; printing machine; newspapers collectively; urgency; crowd; cupboard.
  32. 32. To exert pressure; crowd; go forward.
  33. 33. To squeeze; crowd; urge.

press - examples of usage

  1. They started to press after him, and he added, " You must not come into the room. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. So that is the subject you came to press to- day! - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. He made no answer at the moment, and Fenwick was not going to press for one. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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