Definition of Printer

1. Noun. Someone whose occupation is printing.

2. Noun. (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing.
Specialized synonyms: Dot Matrix Printer, Dot Printer, Matrix Printer
Generic synonyms: Computer Peripheral, Peripheral, Peripheral Device, Printing Machine
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Print, Print

3. Noun. A machine that prints.

Definition of Printer

1. n. One who prints; especially, one who prints books, newspapers, engravings, etc., a compositor; a typesetter; a pressman.

Definition of Printer

1. Noun. One who makes prints. ¹

2. Noun. The operator of a printing press or owner of a printing business. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A device, usually attached to a computer, used to print text or images onto paper. Also see plotter. ¹

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Definition of Printer

1. one that prints [n -S] - See also: prints

Lexicographical Neighbors of Printer

print on demand
print out
print over
print run
print seller
print shop
printed circuit
printed circuit board
printed circuit boards
printed press
printed symbol
printer (current term)
printer's apostrophe
printer's devil
printer's ink
printer buffer
printer buffers
printer cable
printing business
printing company

Literary usage of Printer

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

1. Catalogue by Bernard Quaritch (Firm) (1897)
"Strassburg printer 27 Hugo de Prato Florido, Sermones, Heidelberg, ... 1472 46 Johann of Speyer, printer at Venire 110 PAGE Johann of Speyer—see below ..."

2. Junius by Junius (1797)
"Page LETTER 13. PHILO Justus to the printer of the Public Advertiser 97 14. PHILO JUNIUS to the printer of the Public Advertiser 102 15. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"The house occupied by John Wyer the printer had formerly been in the possession of a printer named John Butler, and to Butler John Wyer may have served an ..."

4. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1917)
"1841 " " music printer, 146 Mulberry Street. 1842-1849 not in directory. ... 1833-1835 Ackerman, Samuel, engraver and copperplate printer ..."

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