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English

Etymology 1

Via Middle English from Old French, compare French presse

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
press

Plural
es

press (es)
  1. A device used to apply pressure to an item.
    ...a flower press.
  2. A collective term for the print based media (both the people and the newspapers)
    This article appeared in the press.
    ...according to a member of the press...
  3. An enclosed storage space (eg closet, cupboard).
    Put the cups in the press.
  4. General term for a printing machine.
    Stop the presses!
  5. (weightlifting) An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
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Etymology 2

Via Middle English from Old French, compare French presser

Verb

Infinitive
to press

Third person singular
presses

Simple past
pressed or prest[1]

Past participle
-

Present participle
pressing

to press (third-person singular simple present presses, present participle pressing, simple past and past participle pressed or prest[1])
  1. To apply pressure to an item.
    Press any key
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (with "gone") To indicate that a story is being printed.
    That story has gone to press.
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  1. ^ Entry for the imperfect and past participle in Webster's dictionary

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