1 newspaper writers and photographers [syn: fourth estate]
2 the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters" [syn: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressure]
3 the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines [syn: public press]
4 a machine used for printing [syn: printing press]
6 a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes [syn: wardrobe, closet]
7 clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
8 any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids [syn: mechanical press]
9 a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead [syn: military press]
10 the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button" [syn: pressure, pressing]
1 exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
2 force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies" [syn: urge, urge on, exhort]
3 to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind" [syn: weigh]
4 place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
5 squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract]
6 crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
7 create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
8 be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"
9 exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate" [syn: crusade, fight, campaign, push, agitate]
10 press from a plastic; "press a record" [syn: press out]
11 make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" [syn: push]
13 ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons" [syn: bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, conjure]
Etymology 1Via Middle English from Old French, compare French presse
rfc-level check placement of Pronunciation
- Rhymes: -ɛs
- A device used to
apply pressure to an item.
- ...a flower press.
- A collective term for the print based media (both the people and the
- This article appeared in the press.
- ...according to a member of the press...
- This article appeared in the press.
- An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard).
- Put the cups in the press.
- General term for a printing machine.
- Stop the presses!
- An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
device used to apply pressure
- Dutch: pers /
- German: Druckerpresse
- Japanese: 印刷機
- Portuguese: imprensa
- Spanish: prensa
- Japanese: プレス
- Spanish: pres, prensa
Etymology 2Via Middle English from Old French, compare French presser
- To apply pressure
to an item.
- Press any key
- (with "gone"): To indicate that a story is being printed.
- That story has gone to press.
to apply pressure
- Chinese: 壓, 压 (yā)
- Czech: tisknout, stisknout
- Dutch: drukken
- Finnish: painaa
- French: presser
- Galician: prensar, presionar
- German: drücken
- Hindi: दबाना (dabānā)
- Hungarian: nyom, megnyom, benyom
- Italian: premere
- Japanese: 押す
- Korean: 누르다 (nureuda)
- Portuguese: prensar, pressionar
- Russian: нажимать (nažimát’)
- Spanish: prensar, presionar
- Swedish: trycka
to indicate that a story is being printed
- ttbc Catalan: prémer
- ttbc Dutch: drukken
- ttbc French: appuyer
- ttbc German: drücken, drängen
- ttbc Korean: 누르다 (nureuda)
- ttbc Kurdish:
Press may refer to:
- The press or journalism
- The press or the newspaper business
- The press or news media
- The Fourth Estate, the press in its explicit capacity of advocacy and in its implicit ability to frame political issues
- The popular press or mass media
- A press or publishing house
- A press or printer (publisher)
- Printing press, a machine that presses ink from a printing plate onto paper
- The Press, a newspaper published in Christchurch, New Zealand
- The Press (York), an English regional newspaper
- Press TV, an Iranian English-language news channel
In industry and home economics:
- Machine press, a machine that shapes material by the application of pressure
- Hydraulic press, a machine press operating by hydraulic pressure
- Flypress, a machine that cuts material by pressing with a sharp edged mold or tool
- Linen-press, a cabinet for storing household textiles and clothing.
- Trouser press, an appliance to remove wrinkles from trousers
- RAM press, a patented machine used to press clay in the pottery business
- Pressing or ironing, the process of pressing wrinkles out of (or into) clothes
- A method of straightening curly hair, primarily used by African-Americans, that uses a hot comb
In food preparation:
- "Press" (song), a song by Paul McCartney
- Impressment, a method of involuntary recruitment by a Navy department
press in German: Presse
press in Spanish: Prensa
press in Basque: Prentsa
press in French: Presse
press in Italian: Pressa
press in Japanese: プレス
press in Norwegian Nynorsk: Presse
press in Polish: Prasa
press in Portuguese: Imprensa
press in Dutch: Pers
press in Japanese: プレス
press in Russian: Печать
press in Urdu: پریس
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