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Press

n.1.(Zool.) 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.
v. t.1.To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.
n.1.A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
I have misused the king's press.
- Shak.
Press gang
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.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Pressed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pressing.]
2.To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something.
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.
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 hunger.
7.To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.
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.
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. 14.
Pressed brick
See under Brick.
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. 10.
3.To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.
n.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.
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 curse.
4.An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press.
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 bed.
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.
Press of sail
(Naut.) as much sail as the state of the wind will permit.
- Boswell.
Noun1.Presspress - newspaper writers and photographers
Synonyms: fourth estate
2.press - the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; "the press of business matters"
3.press - the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines
Synonyms: public press
4.Presspress - a machine used for printing
Synonyms: printing press
5.press - a dense crowd of people
Synonyms: crush, jam
6.press - a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
Synonyms: wardrobe, closet
7.press - clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
8.press - any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids
9.press - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
Synonyms: military press
10.Presspress - 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"
Synonyms: pressing, pressure
Verb1.press - exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot"
2.press - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
Synonyms: urge, urge on, exhort
3.press - to be oppressive or burdensome; "weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
Synonyms: weigh
4.press - place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure; "pressed flowers"
5.press - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
6.press - crowd closely; "The crowds pressed along the street"
7.press - create by pressing; "Press little holes into the soft clay"
8.press - be urgent; "This is a pressing problem"
9.press - 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"
10.press - press from a plastic; "press a record"
Synonyms: press out
11.press - make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
Synonyms: push
12.press - lift weights; "This guy can press 300 pounds"
13.press - ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

PRESS. By a figure this word signifies the art of printing. The press is free.
     2. All men have a right to print and publish whatever they may deem proper, unless by doing so they infringe the rights of another, as in the case of copyrights, (q.v.) when they may be enjoined. For any injury they may commit against the public or individuals they may be punished, either by indictment, or by a civil action at the suit of the party injured, when the injury has been committed against a private individual. Vide Const. of the U. S. Amend. art. 1, and Liberty of the Press.

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