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Definitions of press

  1. 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.
  2. To crush; squeeze; compress; crowd; follow closely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To insist upon; urge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To smooth, as with an iron. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To force into naval or military service. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. (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.
  9. To squeeze; crowd; urge. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To exert pressure; crowd; go forward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. be urgent; "This is a pressing problem" 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. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. a dense crowd of people Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. press from a plastic; "press a record" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. 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
  33. To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. 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
  36. To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something. Newage Dictionary DB
  37. 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
  38. To embrace closely; to hug. Newage Dictionary DB
  39. To oppress; to bear hard upon. Newage Dictionary DB
  40. To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger. Newage Dictionary DB
  41. To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel. Newage Dictionary DB
  42. 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
  43. To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force. Newage Dictionary DB
  45. 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
  46. To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment. Newage Dictionary DB
  47. 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
  48. Specifically, a printing press. Newage Dictionary DB
  49. 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
  50. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press. Newage Dictionary DB
  51. The act of pressing or thronging forward. Newage Dictionary DB
  52. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements. Newage Dictionary DB
  53. A multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng. Newage Dictionary DB
  54. 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.
  55. PRESSER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  56. 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.
  57. A machine for pressing; printing machine; newspapers collectively; urgency; crowd; cupboard. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  58. A crowd or crowding; throng. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  59. Hurry; urgency. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. A movable closet. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  61. A printing - press. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. Newspapers or periodicals collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.

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Usage examples for press

  1. You know my reasons, and should not press me. – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  2. My business is not so much to try to prove Paul's words as to explain them, and then to press them home. – The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon by Alexander Maclaren
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