mag·a·zine /ˈmægəˌzin, ˌmægəˈ/
Mag·a·zine v. t. [imp. & p. p. Magazined p. pr. & vb. n. Magazining.] To store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.
1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc. “Armories and magazines.”
2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.
5. A country or district especially rich in natural products.
6. A city viewed as a marketing center.
7. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.
8. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.
Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder magazine.
Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a chamber carrying cartridges which are brought automatically into position for firing.
Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding process, as in the common base-burner.
n 1: a periodic paperback publication; "it takes several years
before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
2: product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a
physical object; "tripped over a pile of magazines"
3: a business firm that publishes magazines; "he works for a
magazine" [syn: magazine publisher]
4: a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying
it for exposure as required [syn: cartridge]
5: a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons
and ammunition are stored [syn: powder store, powder
6: a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be
inserted into an automatic gun [syn: cartridge holder, cartridge