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Press appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun press:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb press:

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Definition of the noun press

What does press mean as a name of something?

Press is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: presses

  1. the state of demanding notice or attention
  2. the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of press: public press
    • more generic term: print media = a medium that disseminates printed matter
    • more specific terms:
      • free press = a press not restricted or controlled by government censorship regarding politics or ideology
      • newspaper / paper = a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets
      • magazine / mag = a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
    • part: press corps = a group of journalists representing different publications who all cover the same topics
  3. a machine used for printing
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of press: printing press
    • more generic word: machine = any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
    • more specific terms:
      • cylinder press / flatbed press = a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type
      • rotary press = a printing press for printing from a revolving cylinder
      • standing press = a large printing press that exerts pressure vertically
    • part: bed = the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.
  4. a dense crowd of people
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of press: crush / jam
    • more generic word: crowd = a large number of things or people considered together
    • more specific terms: traffic jam / snarl-up = a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
  5. a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
  6. clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: clamp / clinch = a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  7. any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of press: mechanical press
    • more generic word: machine = any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
    • more specific terms:
      • cheese press = a press for shaping cheese curd
      • ciderpress = a press that is used to extract the juice from apples
      • garlic press = a press for extracting juice from garlic
      • hydraulic press = press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area
      • punch press = a power driven press used to shape metal parts
      • winepress = a press that is used to extract the juice from grapes
  8. a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
  9. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    • examples: he gave the button a press | at the pressing of a button
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of press: pressing / pressure
    • more generic words: push / pushing = the act of applying force in order to move something away
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the noun press

noun

  1. [countable] A device used to apply pressure to an item.
  2. [uncountable] A collective term for the print based media (both the people and the newspapers)
  3. [countable] A publisher.
  4. [countable] An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard).
  5. [countable] A printing machine.
  6. [countable, weightlifting] An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
  7. [countable, wagering] An additional bet in a golf match that duplicates an existing (usually losing) wager in value, but begins even at the time of the bet.
  8. [countable] Pure, unfermented, unaltered grape juice.

Specialised definition of the noun press

Glossary of sports

part of the Olympic triple competition in weight-lifting, until 1972, in addition to the "snatch" and the "clean and jerk"; in the press the barbell is re-gripped at about chest-height and then pressed up solely by means of arm extension without support from legs or trunk. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / basketball

a defense that puts extreme pressure on the player with the ball, often using double teams, in an attempt to force bad passes and other turnovers

Glossary of sports / golf

an extra bet on the remaining holes. For example, one the 16th tee, a golfer may offer a "five-dollar press" or "five-dollar extra," meaning he wants to bet five dollars on the last three holes

Glossary of sports / water polo

a defense that's extended beyond its normal range, designed to pressure offensive players into poor passes or shots

Glossary of sports / weightlifting

a lift in which the weight is raised to shoulder height and then to above the head without moving the legs (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a lift in which the bar is brought to the shoulders and held there for two seconds while the lifter waits for approval from the chief referee. After approval, the bar is lifted overhead using only the arms. The press was one of three competitive lifts until 1976

Definition of the verb press

What does press mean as a doing word?

Press is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: pressed | pressing | presses

  1. exert pressure or force to or upon
    • examples: He pressed down on the boards | press your thumb on this spot
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Noun Phrase, possessive] way [Directional Preposition] [Oblique]Nora pushed her way through the crowd
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Nora heaved the chair
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Nora yanked the button loose
      [Agent - being] [Verb] at / against / on [Theme]Nora jerked at the wall
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Directional Preposition] [Oblique]Nora pushed through the crowd

      Verbs of Exerting Force (with the same syntax): jostle, nudge, push, shove, squeeze, thrust.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: touch = make physical contact with, come in contact with
    • more specific terms:
  2. force or impel in an indicated direction
  3. to be oppressive or burdensome
    • example: Something pressed on his mind
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of press: weigh
    • more generic words: count / matter / weigh = have weight
  4. place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
    • example: pressed flowers
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: flatten / flatten out = become flat or flatter
    • more specific terms:
      • iron out / iron = press and smooth with a heated iron
      • calender = press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets
  5. squeeze or press together
  6. crowd closely
    • example: The crowds pressed along the street
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: mass = join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
  7. create by pressing
    • example: Press little holes into the soft clay
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: create / make = make or cause to be or to become
  8. be urgent
    • example: This is a pressing problem
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: be = have the quality of being
  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
  10. press from a plastic
    • example: press a record
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • synonym of press: press out
    • more generic words: cast / mold / mould = form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
  11. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of press: push
    • more generic words: force / push = move with force
  12. press and smooth with a heated iron
    • example: press your shirts
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of press: iron / iron out
    • more specific word: mangle = press with a mangle
    • entailment: heat / heat up = make hot or hotter
  13. lift weights
  14. ask for or request earnestly

Specialised definition of the verb press

Glossary of sports / fencing

to invite attack by pushing the opponent's blade from one side to the other

Films

  1. "Press" is a 2010 Turkish drama film directed by Sedat Yılmaz, which tells the story of six employees at the Diyarbakır office of Turkey's first Kurdish language daily newspaper. The film was selected for the 47th Antalya "Golden Orange" International Film Festival.
  2. "Press" is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Kazuyuki Akashi.

Characters

  1. Press is a fictional character from In the Closet.
  2. Press is a fictional character from the 1981 film Zoot Suit.
  3. Press is a fictional character from the 2009 film Public Enemies.
  4. Press is a fictional character from the 1998 film The Stringer.
  5. Press is a fictional character from the 2012 film Knife Fight.
  6. Press is a fictional character from the 2011 film The Ides of March.
  7. Press is a fictional character from the 2006 film We Are Marshall.
  8. Press a.k.a. Press staff is a fictional character from the 2008 film Eagle Eye.

There are other characters with in their name, like Press agent, press-agent, Press officer, Associated Press, Press Photographer.

Phrases with Press

Phrases starting with the word Press:

  1. Press'd
  2. press on
  3. press-up
  4. press box
  5. Press kit
  6. press out
  7. press run
  8. press card
  9. press down
  10. press gang
  11. press home
  12. press lord
  13. Press pool

Phrases ending with the word Press:

  1. to press
  2. Hot Press
  3. Key Press
  4. Leg press
  5. drop press
  6. free press
  7. hand press

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Press

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by Robert Lee Brewer

Path Press is a small publisher of books and poetry primarily “by, for, and about African American and Third World people.” Open to all types ofpoetic forms; emphasis is on high quality. Books are “hardback and quality paperbacks.” HOW TO ...

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HEIDELBERG • LONDON NEW YORK • OXFORD • PARIS • SAN DIEGO SAN FRANCISCO • SINGAPORE • SYDNEY • TOKYO Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier 32 Jamestown Road,.

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The Political Economy of Human Rights: by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman

As we have described throughout the two volumes, the first principle of the Free Press is the averting of the eyes from benign or constructive terror, along with a general avoidance of invidious language and a sympathetic understanding for the ...

Google preview3D Motion Graphics for 2D Artists (2012)

Conquering the 3rd Dimension by Bill Byrne

BOSTON • HEIDELBERG • LONDON • NEWYORK • OXFORD PARIS • SAN DIEGO • SAN FRANCISCO • SINGAPORE • SYDNEY • TOKYO Focal Press is an imprint ofElsevier Focal Press is an imprint of Elsevier 225 Wyman Street,.

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by Cheryl Cabrera

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Google previewDesigning Community (2007)

by David Walters

YORK - OXFORD V' - V PARIS - SAN DIEGO - SAN FRANCISCO ' SINGAPORE - SYDNEY - TOKYO ELSEVIER Architectural Press is an imprint of Elsevier ANIIIIIZZEMI Architectural Press is an imprint of Elsevier Linacre House, Jordan.

Google previewFlash + After Effects (2013)

Add Broadcast Features to Your Flash designs by Chris Jackson

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Google previewWoodwork (2010)

A Step-by-Step Photographic Guide to Successful Woodworking by DK

66 Drill presses A drill press is a heavy-duty machine that is used for drilling very precise holes. While there are many...

To produce such precise work, a drill press is the most appropriate machine to use.

Google previewLessons from the Heartland (2013)

A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City by Barbara Miner

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING Thank you for reading this book published by The New Press. The New Press is a nonprofit, public interest publisher. New Press books and authors play a crucial role in sparking conversations ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

Morris, Academic Press. Fundamental Physical Constants Standard Values/Maintained Units Measurement Conversion Values in bold are exact Length o u 2403. Relative uncertainty (ppm) Symbol Quantity Value Units u ...

Google previewThe Lyotard Dictionary (2011)

by Stuart Sim

Geoffrey Bennington and Brian Massumi, Manchester: Manchester University Press. (and Jean-Loup Thébaud) (1985), Just Gaming, trans. Wlad Godzich, Manchester: Manchester University Press. (1987), 'Judiciousness in dispute, or Kant ...

Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

Architecture from the Outside, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Grosz, Elizaveth (2005), The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution and the Untimely, Durham: Duke University Press. Grosz, Elizabeth ( 2008) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Media and Communication (2013)

by Marcel Danesi

Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990. Andrews, Edna, and Yishai Tobin, eds. Toward a Calculus of Meaning: Studies in Markedness, Distinctive Features and Deixis.

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Sign language

Maung Luu Nge's Myanmar Sign Language Inter press in chiang mai 2012

Quotes about Press

Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. (Geoffrey Fisher)
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Scrabble value of P3R1E1S1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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