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From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Press, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pressed p. pr. & vb. n. Pressing.]
 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 hunger.
 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. 5.
 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.   --Dryden.
    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.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : compacted by ironing