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  1. ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a dense crowd of people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. newspaper writers and photographers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. be urgent; "This is a pressing problem" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a machine used for printing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. printed matter in the form of newspapers or magazines Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. press from a plastic; "press a record" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. To embrace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. To embrace closely; to hug. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. To oppress; to bear hard upon. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race. Newage Dictionary DB
  38. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. Specifically, a printing press. Newage Dictionary DB
  43. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. The act of pressing or thronging forward. Newage Dictionary DB
  46. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. A multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng. Newage Dictionary DB
  48. To bear heavily down upon; squeeze or crush strongly; hug or embrace; urge; compel; crowd upon; to force to hurry; make smooth, as cloth, etc.; formerly, to force for service into the navy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. To bear heavily; move forward with steady force; as, to press on one's way; collect in throngs; crowd; to be urgent or insistent; as, time presses. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  50. An instrument or machine for condensing, crushing, etc.; a printing machine; newspaper and magazine literature; as, the power of the press; a crowd; a throng; act of crowding forward; pressure; urgency of affairs; a closet with shelves. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. To squeeze or crush strongly: to hug: to drive with violence: to bear heavily on: to distress: to urge: to inculcate with earnestness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  52. To exert pressure: to push with force: to crowd: to go forward with violence: to urge with vehemence and importunity: to exert a strong influence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  53. PRESSER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  54. An instrument for squeezing bodies: a printing machine: the art or business of printing and publishing: act of urging forward: urgency: a crowd: a closet for holding articles,-THE PRESS, the literature of a country, esp. newspapers. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  55. (orig.) To engage men by prest or earnest-money for the public service: to carry men off by violence to become soldiers or sailors. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  56. A machine for pressing; printing machine; newspapers collectively; urgency; crowd; cupboard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  57. To exert pressure; crowd; go forward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. To squeeze; crowd; urge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  59. To crush; squeeze; compress; crowd; follow closely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. To insist upon; urge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. To smooth, as with an iron. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. To force into naval or military service. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. A crowd or crowding; throng. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. Hurry; urgency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. A movable closet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. A printing - press. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. Newspapers or periodicals collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. An instrument or machine by which any body is squeezed or forced into a more compact form; a machine for printing; the art or business of printing and publishing; literature, especially newspaper literature; a crowd; the act of urging or pushing forward; urgency; a closet for the safe keeping of things. Press of sail, as much sail as the state of the wind will possibly permit. Liberty of the press. See Liberty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  69. To urge with force or weight; to squeeze; to crush; to hurry; to enforce; to hug; to force into service; to straiten; to constrain; to urge; to make smooth, as paper or cloth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  70. To urge forward with force; to encroach; to crowd; to push with force. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  71. An instr. or machine for compressing bodies; a printing-machine; the art or business of printing and publishing; the whole literature of a country-usually restricted to the literature of newspapers; a crowd; urgency; violent tendency; a small closet with shelves; a close, movable, wooden case having shelves; in Scrip., a wine-vat or cistern. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  72. To urge with force or weight; to crush or compress; to urge or enforce; to hurry; to overwork; to embrace closely; to force into a service, as the naval service-see prest; to distress or bear strongly on; to act with compulsive force; to go forward with impulsive eagerness; to crowd or throng; to urge with importunity; to push against. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  73. In old practice. A piece or skin of parchment, several of which used to be sewed together in making up a roll or record of proceedings. See 1 Bl. Comm. 183; Townsh. PI. 486. Metaphorically, the aggregate of publications issuing from the press, or the giving publicity to one's sentiments and opinions through the medium of printing; as in the phrase "liberty of the press." thelawdictionary.org
  74. pres, v.t. to push on or against with a heavy weight or with great force: to squeeze out, as juice: to clasp or embrace: to bear heavily on: to distress: to urge strongly: to present to the mind with earnestness: to lay stress upon: to hurry on with great speed: to shape or smooth by the application of weight.--v.i. to exert pressure: to push with force: to crowd: to go forward with violence: to urge with vehemence and importunity: to exert a strong influence.--n. PRESS'ER.--adj. PRESS'ING, urgent: importunate: forcible.--adv. PRESS'INGLY.--n. PRES'SION. [Fr. presser--L. press[=a]re--prem[)e]re, pressum, to squeeze.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  75. pres, n. an instrument for squeezing bodies: a printing-machine: the art or business of printing and publishing: act of urging forward: urgency: strong demand: a crowd: a closet for holding articles.--ns. PRESS'-BED, a bed enclosed in a cupboard, or folding up into it; PRESS'FAT (B.), the vat of an olive or wine press for collecting the liquor; PRESS'MAN, one who works a printing-press: a journalist or reporter: a member of a pressgang; PRESS'MARK, a mark upon a book to show its place among others in a library; PRESS'-ROOM, a room where printing-presses are worked; PRESS'-WORK, the operation of taking impressions from type or plates by means of the printing-press.--PRESS OF SAIL, as much sail as can be carried.--BRAHMAH PRESS, a hydraulic press called after Mr Brahmah, its inventor; CYLINDER PRESS, a printing-press in which the types are laid on a cylinder which revolves, instead of on a flat surface; HYDRAULIC PRESS (see HYDRAULIC); LIBERTY OF THE PRESS, the right of publishing books, &c., without submitting them to a government authority for permission; THE PRESS, the literature of a country, esp. its newspapers. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  76. pres, v.t. to carry men off by violence to become soldiers or sailors.--ns. PRESS'GANG, a gang or body of sailors under an officer empowered to impress men into the navy; PRESS'-MON'EY (for prest-money), earnest-money. [Corr. from old form prest, from O. Fr. prester (Fr. prêter), to lend--præst[=a]re, to offer--præ, before, st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  77. An instrument for subjecting matters to considerable pressure, for the purpose of separating the liquid from the solid portion. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  78. Crowding; crowd (of people &c.); throng, crush, in battle; pressure, hurry, of affairs, as the p. of modern life; pressing, as give it a slight p.; (Naut.) p. of sail, canvas, (as much as wind &c. will allow); kinds of instrument for compressing, flattening, or shaping, or for extracting juice &c.; (also printing-p.) machine for printing; printing-house or -establishment; the art, practice, of printing; in the p., being printed, send, go, come, to (the) p. (to be printed), correct the p. (errors in printing); freedom o the p., right to print& publish anything without censorship; the newspapers generally, as favourably noticed by the p.; (as name of newspaper) Liverpool P. &c.; large usu. shelved cupboard for clothes, books, &c., esp. in recess in wall; p.-box, shelter for newspaper reporter at cricket match &c.; p. cutting; p.-gallery (for reporters esp. in House of Commons); pressman. journalist, operator of printing-p.; p.-mark, mark, number, in book showing its place in library. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  79. Exert steady force against (thing in contact), as let a heavy weight p. it, p. it under or with a stone, p. the two plates together; (as sign of affection &c.) he pressed my hand, pressed her to his side; move (thing up, down, against, &c.) by pressing; exert pressure, bear with weight or force, (on, against, &c.); squeeze (juice &c. out of, from, &c.); compress, squeeze, (thing) to flatten or shape or smooth it, or to extract juice &c., as ressed beef; (of enemy, attacking force, &c.) bear heavily on, esp. in p.p. hard pressed; weigh down, oppress, (feelings, mind, spirits); (pass.) am pressed for (have barely enough) space, time, funds, &c.; produce strong mental or moral impression, esp. weigh heavily, (up)on (mind, person); be urgent, demand immediate action, as time presses, nothing remains that presses; urge, entreat, (person to do, person or without object for answer &c.); insist on strict interpretation of (words, metaphor); urge (course, opinion, upon person); force (offer, gift, &c. upon); (intr.)crowd, throng, (up, round, &c.); hasten, urge one\'s way, on, forward, &c.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  80. Force (man or abs.) to serve in army or navy (also fig., esp. p. thing into the service of); take (horses, boats, &c.) for royal or public use; (n., Hist.) compulsory enlistment in navy or (less usu.) army; p.-gang, body of men employed to p. men. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  81. have &c. a good &c. p., (of author, actor, public man, &c.) be noticed favourably &c. by the newspapers on the occasion of some performance; p. campaign, prosecution of political or other aims by means of articles& letters in newspapers. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  82. n. An instrument or machine of wood or iron for bruising, crushing, squeezing, compressing, smoothing, &c., of various forms, sizes, and power, according to the nature of the substances to be operated on-specifically, a machine for taking impressions from types or plates, printing press; usually classified as hand press, in which the pressure is surface or superficial ; and roller or steam press, in which it is lineal or cylindrical ;-hence the art or business of printing and publishing;-hence, publications in general; the printed literature of a country wooden frame or case, or a closet in which clothes or other articles are kept or stored ;-a crowd ; a throng; a multitude of people ;-act of pressing ; stress ;-pressure of affairs ; urgent demands as on time or attention in business a commission to force men into the naval service. Cabinet Dictionary

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