Word of the Day: Print

print / print

 

noun

1. a mark created by applied pressure; impression
The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.
Alice Walker, 1944-

2. material with words which have been pressed on in ink
Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.
Pete Seeger, 1919-2014

3. block lettering, as in handwriting
People are often surprised to see that cursive script is taught before print in many Montessori classrooms.
www.blog.montessoriforeveryone.com/cursive-vs-printing-is-one-better-than-the-other.html

4. the specific impression of a fingertip, unique to each person
Poetry is any page from a sketchbook of outlines of a doorknob with thumb-prints of dust, blood, dreams.
Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967

5. a copy of a painting or other material made by a photomechanical process
I try in my prints to testify that we live in a beautiful and orderly world, not in a chaos without norms, even though that is how it sometimes appears.
M. C. Escher, 1898-1972

6. a state or form in which something can be read or viewed by many, usually through publication
The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.
Raymond Chandler, 1888-1959

7. a pattern or design
I love anything leopard print, but sometimes an all over print can be a bit much.
Ashley Madekwe, 1983-

8. a photographic copy, especially one rendered from a negative
I wish to state emphatically that I do not believe in any sort of handwork or manipulation on a photographic negative or print.
Alvin Langdon Coburn, 1882-1966

verb

1. to stamp on something
May we all grow in grace and peace, and not neglect the silence that is printed in the center of our being.
Thomas Merton, 1915-1968

2. to create a copy of something by pressing paper against an inked surface
Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett, 1933-

3. to publish in a physical paper format
The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.
Karl Lagerfeld, 1933-

4. to write in letters like an ordinary roman text type
Some cursive supporters also invoke science, arguing that learning cursive helps young brains grow more than leaning basic printing does.
from ‘Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing’ by Cory Turner, ?-
https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/34744/cursive-print¬-or-type-the-point-is-to-keep-writing

5. in photography, to produce a picture using a negative via light transmission
Some of the techniques used in decades past to print photos don’t make the best scans.
Curtis Bisel, ?-
https://www.scanyourentirelife.com/scanning-your-film-negatives-vs-prints-interesting-comparison

adjective

1. of, for, or comprising magazines and newspapers
Being a famous print journalist is like being the best-dressed woman on radio.
Robin Williams, 1951-2014