Print v. t. [imp. & p. p. Printed; p. pr. & vb. n. Printing.]
1. To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
A look will print a thought that never may remove. --Surrey.
Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint,
Which in that field young Edward's sword did print. --Sir John Beaumont.
Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay. --Roscommon.
2. To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode,
That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod. --Dryden.
3. Specifically: To strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book.
4. To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico.
5. Photog. To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface.
Printed goods, textile fabrics printed in patterns, especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.
adj : written in print characters or produced by means of e.g. a