Definitions for press

Definitions for (noun) press

Main entry: press, pressing, pressure

Definition: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure

Usage: he gave the button a press; he used pressure to stop the bleeding; at the pressing of a button

Main entry: military press, press

Definition: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

Main entry: press, mechanical press

Definition: any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

Main entry: press, printing press

Definition: a machine used for printing

Main entry: press

Definition: clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

Main entry: closet, press, wardrobe

Definition: a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Main entry: press, public press

Definition: the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines

Main entry: jam, press, crush

Definition: a dense crowd of people

Main entry: imperativeness, insistence, insistency, press, pressure

Definition: the state of demanding notice or attention

Usage: the insistence of their hunger; the press of business matters

Definitions for (verb) press

Main entry: press, conjure, entreat, beseech, bid, adjure

Definition: ask for or request earnestly

Usage: The prophet bid all people to become good persons

Main entry: press, exhort, urge, urge on

Definition: force or impel in an indicated direction

Usage: I urged him to finish his studies

Main entry: press, weight-lift, weightlift

Definition: lift weights

Usage: This guy can press 300 pounds

Main entry: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Main entry: press

Definition: place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

Usage: pressed flowers

Main entry: press, iron, iron out

Definition: press and smooth with a heated iron

Usage: press your shirts; she stood there ironing

Main entry: press

Definition: exert pressure or force to or upon

Usage: He pressed down on the boards; press your thumb on this spot

Main entry: press, push

Definition: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

Usage: `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

Main entry: press, press out

Definition: press from a plastic

Usage: press a record

Main entry: press

Definition: create by pressing

Usage: Press little holes into the soft clay

Main entry: press

Definition: crowd closely

Usage: The crowds pressed along the street

Main entry: crusade, press, push, fight, campaign, agitate

Definition: 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

Usage: The liberal party pushed for reforms; She is crusading for women's rights; The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Main entry: weigh, press

Definition: to be oppressive or burdensome

Usage: weigh heavily on the mind, Something pressed on his mind

Main entry: press

Definition: be urgent

Usage: This is a pressing problem

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