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Meaning of PRESS

Pronunciation:  pres

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
  2. [n]  a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
  3. [n]  any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
  4. [n]  a machine used for printing
  5. [n]  clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
  6. [n]  a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
  7. [n]  printed matter in the form of newspapers or magazines
  8. [n]  a dense crowd of people
  9. [n]  newspaper writers and photographers
  10. [n]  the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters"
  11. [v]  lift weights
  12. [v]  ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  13. [v]  force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
  14. [v]  exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
  15. [v]  make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
  16. [v]  press from a plastic, as of records
  17. [v]  create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
  18. [v]  squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"
  19. [v]  place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
  20. [v]  crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
  21. [v]  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; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
  22. [v]  to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
  23. [v]  be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"

PRESS is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: adjure, agitate, beseech, bid, campaign, closet, compact, compress, conjure, constrict, contract, crusade, crush, entreat, exhort, fight, fourth estate, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, jam, mechanical press, military press, press out, pressing, pressure, pressure, printing press, public press, push, squeeze, urge, urge on, wardrobe, weigh, weightlift
 See Also: advertise, advertize, advise, advocate, armoire, article of furniture, astringe, be, bear down, bear down on, bear on, calender, cast, cheese press, choke, ciderpress, clamp, clothes closet, clothespress, coat closet, compressing, compression, convulse, counsel, count, cranch, craunch, create, crowd, crunch, crush, cylinder press, decompressing, decompression, drag down, estate, estate of the realm, exercise, flatbed press, flatten, flatten out, force, fret, furniture, gag, garlic press, grind, gutter press, hydraulic press, impression, iron, iron out, knuckle, machine, mag, magazine, make, mash, mass, matter, mold, mould, newspaper, overbear, paper, piece of furniture, plead, preach, press corps, press down on, prim, print media, promote, punch press, push, push, push, pushing, rotary press, scrag, snarl-up, squash, squelch, standing press, strangle, strangulate, tighten, touch, traffic jam, urgency, weigh down, weightlifting, winepress, work out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Press\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    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
  2. \Press\, v. t. [Corrupt. fr. prest ready money advanced, a
    loan; hence, earnest money given soldiers on entering
    service. See {Prest}, n.]
    To force into service, particularly into naval service; to
          To peaceful peasant to the wars is pressed. --Dryden.
  3. \Press\, n. [For prest, confused with press.]
    A commission to force men into public service, particularly
    into the navy.
          I have misused the king's press.         --Shak.
    {Press gang}, or {Pressgang}, a detachment of seamen under
       the command of an officer empowered to force men into the
       naval service. See {Impress gang}, under {Impress}.
    {Press money}, money paid to a man enlisted into public
       service. See {Prest money}, under {Prest}, a.
  4. \Press\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pressed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pressing}.] [F. presser, fr. L. pressare to press, fr.
    premere, pressum, to press. Cf. {Print}, v.]
    1. 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.
             Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together.
                                                   --Luke vi. 38.
    2. To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of;
       to squeeze out, or express, from something.
             From sweet kernels pressed, She tempers dulcet
             creams.                               --Milton.
             And I took the grapes, and pressed them into
             Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's
             hand.                                 --Gen. xl. 11.
    3. To squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus,
       in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press
       cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to
       press clothes.
    4. To embrace closely; to hug.
             Leucothoe shook at these alarms, And pressed Palemon
             closer in her arms.                   --Pope.
    5. To oppress; to bear hard upon.
             Press not a falling man too far.      --Shak.
    6. To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or
    7. To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon
       or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.
             Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the
             Jews that Jesus was Christ.           --Acts xviii.
    8. To try to force (something upon some one); to urge or
       inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as,
       to press divine truth on an audience.
             He pressed a letter upon me within this hour.
             Be sure to press upon him every motive. --Addison.
    9. To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard;
       as, to press a horse in a race.
             The posts . . . went cut, being hastened and pressed
             on, by the king's commandment.        --Esther viii.
    Note: Press differs from drive and strike in usually denoting
          a slow or continued application of force; whereas drive
          and strike denote a sudden impulse of force.
    {Pressed brick}. See under {Brick}.
  5. \Press\, v. i.
    1. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or
       urge with steady force.
    2. To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way
       with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to
       crowd; to throng; to encroach.
             They pressed upon him for to touch him. --Mark iii.
    3. To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong
       or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the
  6. \Press\, n. [F. presse. See 4th {Press}.]
    1. 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.
    Note: Presses are differently constructed for various
          purposes in the arts, their specific uses being
          commonly designated; as, a cotton press, a wine press,
          a cider press, a copying press, etc. See {Drill press}.
    2. Specifically, a printing press.
    3. The art or business of printing and publishing; hence,
       printed publications, taken collectively, more especially
       newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them;
       as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a
    4. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of
       articles; as, a clothes press. --Shak.
    5. The act of pressing or thronging forward.
             In their throng and press to that last hold. --Shak.
    6. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a
       press of engagements.
    7. A multitude of individuals crowded together; ? crowd of
       single things; a throng.
             They could not come nigh unto him for the press.
                                                   --Mark ii. 4.
    {Cylinder press}, a printing press in which the impression is
       produced by a revolving cylinder under which the form
       passes; also, one in which the form of type or plates is
       curved around a cylinder, instead of resting on a flat
    {Hydrostatic press}. See under {Hydrostatic}.
    {Liberty of the press}, the free right of publishing books,
       pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or
       censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous,
       seditious, or morally pernicious matters.
    {Press bed}, a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a
       press or closet. --Boswell.
    {Press of sail}, (Naut.), as much sail as the state of the
       wind will permit.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing the press in your dream, suggests that there is a messages that you need to convey and get across to others. You need to pay more attention to the outside world and not be so self-absorbed. Dreaming that the press is chasing you indicates your lack of privacy. You may feel that someone or some situation is invading into your space.