Definition of Press

1. Noun. The state of demanding notice or attention. "The press of business matters"

Exact synonyms: Imperativeness, Insistence, Insistency, Pressure
Generic synonyms: Urgency
Derivative terms: Imperative, Insistent, Insistent, Pressure, Pressure

2. Verb. Exert pressure or force to or upon. "Press your thumb on this spot"

3. Noun. The print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines.
Exact synonyms: Public Press
Specialized synonyms: Free Press, Newspaper, Paper, Mag, Magazine
Generic synonyms: Print Media
Terms within: Press Corps

4. Verb. Force or impel in an indicated direction. "Sam cannot press Sue "; "I urged him to finish his studies"
Exact synonyms: Exhort, Urge, Urge On
Specialized synonyms: Hurry, Rush, Bear On, Push, Advocate, Preach
Generic synonyms: Advise, Counsel, Rede
Derivative terms: Exhortation, Exhortation, Exhortatory, Pressure, Urgent, Urging

5. Noun. A machine used for printing.
Exact synonyms: Printing Press
Terms within: Bed
Specialized synonyms: Cylinder Press, Flatbed Press, Rotary Press, Standing Press
Generic synonyms: Machine

6. Verb. To be oppressive or burdensome. "Something pressed on his mind"
Exact synonyms: Weigh
Generic synonyms: Count, Matter, Weigh

7. Noun. A dense crowd of people.
Exact synonyms: Crush, Jam
Generic synonyms: Crowd
Specialized synonyms: Snarl-up, Traffic Jam
Derivative terms: Jam

8. Verb. Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure. "Pressed flowers"
Generic synonyms: Flatten, Flatten Out
Specialized synonyms: Iron, Iron Out, Calender
Derivative terms: Pressing

9. Noun. A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes.

10. Verb. Squeeze or press together. "The spasm contracted the muscle"

11. Noun. Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use.
Generic synonyms: Clamp, Clinch

12. Verb. Crowd closely. "The crowds pressed along the street"
Generic synonyms: Mass

13. Noun. Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids.
Exact synonyms: Mechanical Press
Specialized synonyms: Cheese Press, Ciderpress, Garlic Press, Hydraulic Press, Punch Press, Winepress
Generic synonyms: Machine

14. Verb. Create by pressing. "Press little holes into the soft clay"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make

15. Noun. A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead.
Exact synonyms: Military Press
Generic synonyms: Weightlift, Weightlifting

16. Verb. Be urgent. "This is a pressing problem"
Generic synonyms: Be
Derivative terms: Pressure

17. Noun. The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure. "At the pressing of a button"
Exact synonyms: Pressing, Pressure
Generic synonyms: Push, Pushing
Specialized synonyms: Impression, Compressing, Compression

18. Verb. 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 Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Campaign, Crusade, Fight, Push
Generic synonyms: Advertise, Advertize, Promote, Push
Related verbs: Advertise, Advertize, Promote, Push
Derivative terms: Campaign, Crusade, Crusader, Fighter, Push

19. Verb. Press from a plastic. "Press a record"
Exact synonyms: Press Out
Generic synonyms: Cast, Mold, Mould
Derivative terms: Pressing

20. Verb. Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby. "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
Exact synonyms: Push
Generic synonyms: Force, Push
Derivative terms: Push, Push

21. Verb. Press and smooth with a heated iron. "They press the cape "; "She stood there ironing"
Exact synonyms: Iron, Iron Out
Entails: Heat, Heat Up
Specialized synonyms: Mangle
Derivative terms: Iron, Ironing, Ironing

22. Verb. Lift weights. "This guy can press 300 pounds"
Exact synonyms: Weight-lift, Weightlift
Generic synonyms: Exercise, Work Out
Derivative terms: Weightlifter, Weightlifting

23. Verb. Ask for or request earnestly. "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
Exact synonyms: Adjure, Beseech, Bid, Conjure, Entreat
Generic synonyms: Plead
Derivative terms: Adjuration, Adjuratory, Bid, Biddable, Bidding

Definition of Press

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.

3. n. A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.

4. v. t. 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.

5. v. i. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.

6. n. 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.

Definition of Press

1. Noun. A device used to apply pressure to an item. ¹

2. Noun. A collective term for the print based media (both the people and the newspapers) ¹

3. Noun. A publisher. ¹

4. Noun. (especially in Ireland and Scotland) An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard). ¹

5. Noun. A printing machine. ¹

6. Noun. (countable weightlifting) An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs. ¹

7. Noun. (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. ¹

8. Noun. Pure, unfermented, unaltered grape juice. ¹

9. Verb. (ambitransitive) to exert weight or force against, to act upon with with force or weight ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) to compress, squeeze ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) to clasp, hold in an embrace; to hug ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) to reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure, especially flatten or smooth ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) (sewing) To flatten a selected area of fabric using an iron with an up-and-down, not sliding, motion, so as to avoid disturbing adjacent areas. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) to drive or thrust by pressure, to force in a certain direction ¹

15. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) to weigh upon, oppress, trouble ¹

16. Verb. (transitive) to force to a certain end or result; to urge strongly, impel ¹

17. Verb. (transitive) to hasten, urge onward ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) to urge, beseech, entreat ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) to lay stress upon, emphasize ¹

20. Verb. (ambitransitive) to throng, crowd ¹

21. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) to print ¹

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Definition of Press

1. to act upon with steady force [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Press

press (current term)
press agency
press agent
press agents
press ahead
press avail
press availability

Literary usage of Press

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

1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1875)
"The two chief weapons which parties use in order to ensure success are the public press and the formation of associations. CHAPTER XL LIBERTY OF THE press ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1838)
"The liberty of the press a necessary consequence of the sovereignty of the people as it ... Violent language of the periodical press in the United States. ..."

3. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve, John Canfield Spencer (1848)
"LIBERTY OF THE press IN THE UNITED STATES Difficulty of restraining the Liberty of the press.—Particular reasons which some Nations have to cherish this ..."

4. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1862)
"The liberty of the press a . necessary consequence of the sovereignty of the people as it ... Violent language of the periodical press in the United States. ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve, John Canfield Spencer (1841)
"The Liberty of the press a necessary Consequence of the Sovereignty of the People as it ... Violent Language of the periodical press in the United States. ..."

6. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1864)
"The Liberty of the press a necessary Consequence of the Sovereignty of the ... The Periodical press has some peculiar Instincts, proved by the Example of ..."

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