Definition of Magazine

1. Noun. A periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it. "It takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"

2. Noun. Product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object. "Tripped over a pile of magazines"
Generic synonyms: Product, Production

3. Noun. A business firm that publishes magazines. "He works for a magazine"

4. Noun. A light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required.
Exact synonyms: Cartridge
Group relationships: Camera, Photographic Camera
Generic synonyms: Supply Chamber

5. Noun. A storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored.
Exact synonyms: Powder Magazine, Powder Store
Generic synonyms: Depot, Entrepot, Storage, Store, Storehouse

6. Noun. A metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun.
Exact synonyms: Cartridge Clip, Cartridge Holder, Clip
Group relationships: Gun
Specialized synonyms: Pincurl Clip
Generic synonyms: Supply Chamber

Definition of Magazine

1. n. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc.

2. v. t. To store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.

3. n. A country or district especially rich in natural products.

Definition of Magazine

1. Noun. A periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at fold. ¹

2. Noun. An ammunition storehouse. ¹

3. Noun. Detachable ammunition holder enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed to a gun. ¹

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Definition of Magazine

1. a type of periodical publication [n -S]

Medical Definition of Magazine

1. 1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc. "Armories and magazines." 2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship. 3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece. 4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions. Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder magazine. Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a chamber carrying cartridges which are brought automatically into position for firing. Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding process, as in the common base-burner. Origin: F. Magasin, It. Magazzino, or Sp. Magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. Makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Magazine

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Literary usage of Magazine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"magazine and Historical Chronicle at Philadelphia; but it existed only six months, while the American magazine, begun a few days earlier 'by Andrew Bradford ..."

2. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"Among the less successful attempts at a literary magazine were three which bore the name of ... Putnam's Monthly magazine first appeared in January, 1853, ..."

3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1885)
"In 1792 a Ladies' magazine was begun, with a preface of that kind of fulsome ... When the century closed, the first religious magazine, the first "review," ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1916)
"A course in magazine study thus becomes a link in the chain of ... magazine literature is uneven, however. Even the best of periodicals has its ups and ..."

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