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press

noun (n)

  • the state of demanding notice or attention (noun.state)
    Example:
    The press of business matters.
    source: wordnet30
  • the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines (noun.communication)
    Synonym: public press
    source: wordnet30
  • a machine used for printing (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: printing press
    source: wordnet30
  • a dense crowd of people (noun.group)
    Synonym: crush, jam
    source: wordnet30
  • a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: closet, wardrobe
    source: wordnet30
  • clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead (noun.act)
    Synonym: military press
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure (noun.act)
    Synonym: pressing, pressure
    Example:
    He gave the button a press.
    He used pressure to stop the bleeding.
    At the pressing of a button.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • exert pressure or force to or upon (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He pressed down on the boards.
    Press your thumb on this spot.
    source: wordnet30
  • force or impel in an indicated direction (verb.communication)
    Synonym: exhort, urge, urge on
    source: wordnet30
  • to be oppressive or burdensome (verb.stative)
    Synonym: weigh
    Example:
    Something pressed on his mind.
    source: wordnet30
  • place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Pressed flowers.
    source: wordnet30
  • squeeze or press together (verb.contact)
    Example:
    She compressed her lips.
    source: wordnet30
  • crowd closely (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The crowds pressed along the street.
    source: wordnet30
  • create by pressing (verb.creation)
    Example:
    Press little holes into the soft clay.
    source: wordnet30
  • be urgent (verb.stative)
    Example:
    This is a pressing problem.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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 (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • press from a plastic (verb.creation)
    Synonym: press out
    Example:
    Press a record.
    source: wordnet30
  • make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby (verb.contact)
    Synonym: push
    source: wordnet30
  • press and smooth with a heated iron (verb.contact)
    Synonym: iron, iron out
    Example:
    Press your shirts.
    source: wordnet30
  • lift weights (verb.competition)
    Example:
    This guy can press 300 pounds.
    source: wordnet30
  • ask for or request earnestly (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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