Definition of Pressing

1. Noun. The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure. "At the pressing of a button"

Exact synonyms: Press, Pressure
Generic synonyms: Push, Pushing
Specialized synonyms: Impression, Compressing, Compression
Derivative terms: Press, Press, Press, Press, Press, Press, Press, Press, Press

2. Adjective. Compelling immediate action. "Bridges in urgent need of repair"
Exact synonyms: Urgent
Similar to: Imperative
Derivative terms: Urge, Urge, Urge, Urgency, Urgency

3. Noun. A metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press.
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
Derivative terms: Press

Definition of Pressing

1. a. Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity.

Definition of Pressing

1. Adjective. Needing urgent attention. ¹

2. Adjective. Insistent, earnest, or persistent. ¹

3. Noun. The application of pressure by a press or other means. ¹

4. Noun. A metal or plastic part made with a press. ¹

5. Noun. The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron. ¹

6. Noun. A momento preserved by pressing, folding, or drying between the leaves of a flat container, book, or folio. Usually done with a flower, ribbon, letter, or other soft, small keepsake. ¹

7. Noun. The extraction of juice from fruit using a press. ¹

8. Noun. A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time. ¹

9. Noun. Urgent insistence. ¹

10. Verb. (present participle of press) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pressing

1. an instance of stamping with a press [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pressing

pressed
pressed for time
presser
presser foot
pressers
presses
presseth
pressfat
pressfats
pressful
pressfuls
pressgang
pressgangs
pressie
pressies
pressing (current term)
pressingly
pressings
pressiometer
pression
pressions
pressirostral
pressitant
pressive
presskit
presskits
pressly
pressman
pressmark
pressmarks

Literary usage of Pressing

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

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"POST-RECTAL DERMOID CYST, FILLING THE TRUE PELVIS AND pressing THE BOWEL AGAINST THE SYMPHYSIS PUBIS, IN A GIRL OF FOURTEEN YEARS; COMPLETE REMOVAL. ..."

2. Quo Vadis: A Tale of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1897)
"When she found herself on a level with the statue, she threw her arms impetuously around its neck; then, throwing back her golden hair and pressing her rosy ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... pressing, mounting, photographing, analyzing and preserving plant forms and specimens.' Of course, no botanist will have anything to do with such trash, ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... only makes the circuit at the moment of its beat; then the circuit at the command of the observer is a second one, which he makes by pressing the key. ..."

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