What is press?

  • (noun): A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead.
    Synonyms: military press
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on press:

J. L. Mackie - Publications
... Books Truth, Probability, and Paradox (1973), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-824402-9 ... of Causation (1974), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-824642-0 ... Problems from Locke (1976), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-824555-6 ...
Freedom - Arts and Entertainment - Press
... Scientology publication 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
... 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 ... 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 laid in doing things well, which l am sure ...

More definitions of "press":

  • (verb): Exert pressure or force to or upon.
    Example: "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
  • (noun): Any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids.
    Synonyms: mechanical press
  • (verb): Place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure.
    Example: "Pressed flowers"
  • (verb): Crowd closely.
    Example: "The crowds pressed along the street"
  • (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
  • (noun): A dense crowd of people.
    Synonyms: crush, jam
  • (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): The act of pressing; the exertion of pressure.
    Example: "He gave the button a press"
    Synonyms: pressure, pressing
  • (noun): Clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use.
  • (verb): Press from a plastic.
    Example: "Press a record"
    Synonyms: press out
  • (noun): The gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines.
    Synonyms: public press
  • (verb): To be oppressive or burdensome.
    Synonyms: weigh
  • (verb): Create by pressing.
    Example: "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  • (verb): Make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby.
    Synonyms: push
  • (verb): Be urgent.
    Example: "This is a pressing problem"
  • (noun): Newspaper writers and photographers.
    Synonyms: fourth estate

Famous quotes containing the word press:

    Fear death?—to feel the fog in my throat,
    The mist in my face,
    When the snows begin, and the blasts denote
    I am nearing the place,
    The power of the night, the press of the storm,
    The post of the foe;
    Where he stands, the Arch Fear in a visible form,
    Yet the strong man must go:
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    Christianity as an organized religion has not always had a harmonious relationship with the family. Unlike Judaism, it kept almost no rituals that took place in private homes. The esteem that monasticism and priestly celibacy enjoyed implied a denigration of marriage and parenthood.
    Beatrice Gottlieb, U.S. historian. The Family in the Western World from the Black Death to the Industrial Age, ch. 12, Oxford University Press (1993)

    On leaf of palm, on sedge-wrought roll;
    On plastic clay and leathern scroll,
    Man wrote his thoughts; the ages passed,
    And lo! the Press was found at last!
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)