What is press?

  • (verb): Be urgent.
    Example: "This is a pressing problem"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on press:

Jean-Fran├žois Lyotard - Selected Publications
... Albany State University of New York Press, 1991 ... Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press, 2011 ... Bloomington Indiana University Press, 1993 ...
Freedom - Arts and Entertainment - Press
... Freedom (newspaper), British anarchist newspaper Freedom Press, British anarchist publishing house ...
J. L. Austin - Sources
... Oxford The Clarendon Press, 1973 ... New York Oxford University Press, 1990 ... Austin.New York Humanities Press, 1969 ...
John Fell (bishop) - Career - Oxford University Press
... In the theatre was placed the Oxford University Press, the establishment of which had been a favourite project of Laud and now engaged a large share of Fell's energy and attention, and which as ... impossible to imagine how assiduous and drudging he is about his press." He sent for type and printers from Holland, declaring that "the foundation of all success must be ...
J. L. Mackie - Publications
... and Paradox (1973), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-824402-9 ... The Cement of the Universe A Study of Causation (1974), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-824642-0 ... Problems from Locke (1976), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-824555-6 ...

More definitions of "press":

  • (noun): Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids.
    Synonyms: mechanical press
  • (noun): The gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines.
    Synonyms: public press
  • (verb): Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure.
    Example: "Pressed flowers"
  • (verb): Crowd closely.
    Example: "The crowds pressed along the street"
  • (verb): Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby.
    Synonyms: push
  • (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.
    Synonyms: crusade, fight, campaign, push, agitate
  • (noun): A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead.
    Synonyms: military press
  • (verb): Press from a plastic.
    Example: "Press a record"
    Synonyms: press out
  • (noun): A dense crowd of people.
    Synonyms: crush, jam
  • (noun): Newspaper writers and photographers.
    Synonyms: fourth estate
  • (noun): The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure.
    Example: "He gave the button a press"
    Synonyms: pressure, pressing
  • (verb): To be oppressive or burdensome.
    Synonyms: weigh
  • (verb): Create by pressing.
    Example: "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  • (noun): Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use.
  • (verb): Exert pressure or force to or upon.
    Example: "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
  • (noun): A tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes.
    Synonyms: wardrobe, closet

Famous quotes containing the word press:

    The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. We now have a mainstream press whose news agenda is increasingly influenced by this netherworld.
    Carl Bernstein (b. 1944)

    The information links are like nerves that pervade and help to animate the human organism. The sensors and monitors are analogous to the human senses that put us in touch with the world. Data bases correspond to memory; the information processors perform the function of human reasoning and comprehension. Once the postmodern infrastructure is reasonably integrated, it will greatly exceed human intelligence in reach, acuity, capacity, and precision.
    Albert Borgman, U.S. educator, author. Crossing the Postmodern Divide, ch. 4, University of Chicago Press (1992)

    Wit’s forge and fire-blast, meaning’s press and screw.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)