Definition of Stop press

1. Noun. Late news that is inserted into the newspaper at the last minute.

Generic synonyms: News



Definition of Stop press

1. Noun. (UK journalism) The event or news article important enough to delay or interrupt the print, or require a reprint, of a publication, particularly of a newspaper edition. ¹

2. Verb. (U.K.) (non-gloss definition Used to announce an event or news article important enough to delay or interrupt the print, or require a reprint, of publication, particularly of a newspaper edition.) ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic UK) (non-gloss definition Used to grab attention, implying importance, news-worthiness, etc.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stop Press

stop codon
stop consonant
stop dead
stop down
stop list
stop lists
stop loss order
stop loss orders
stop motion
stop number
stop off
stop on a dime
stop order
stop over
stop payment
stop press (current term)
stop short
stop sign
stop signs
stop someone in his tracks
stop the car
stop the lights
stop the presses
stop up
stop valve
stop word
stop words
stopband
stopbands
stopbank

Literary usage of Stop press

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1. Landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye: A Countryside Guide by Stephen Whitehorne (1999)
"... stop press Walk 30: At press date Scottish Natural Heritage have just begun urging walkers to avoid the well-worn path up the south side of Stac ..."

2. Reports of Patent Cases: Decided in the Circuit Courts of the United States by Hubert Ashley Banning, Henry Arden (1883)
"The plaintiffs, at the date of the invention, were making, in their factory, the Hoe high-stop press, which had an impression cylinder without tapes, ..."

3. The Phonographic Magazine and National Shorthand Reporter by Jerome Bird Howard (1904)
"The speech was set up and made into columns from end to end, even including the last passages, which were not issued in the stop-press news space. ..."

4. "Cape Times" Law Reports: A Record of Every Matter Disposed of in the by South Africa Supreme Court (1907)
"... taken from the "stop-press edition. ... they did not accept returns of the third and stop- press editions. ..."

5. The Future of Privacy by Perri 6 (1998)
"'Minister's drugs dilemma: conflict of interest fear could stop press code complaint against Daily Mirror's 'entrapment' of son, Guardian, 27 December 1997. ..."

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