HyperDic: press

English > 23 senses of the word press:
VERBcontactpressexert pressure or force to or upon
communicationpress, urge, urge on, exhortforce or impel in an indicated direction
stativepress, weighto be oppressive or burdensome
contactpressplace between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
contactpress, compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contractsqueeze or press together
motionpresscrowd closely
creationpresscreate by pressing
stativepressbe urgent
socialpress, crusade, fight, campaign, push, agitateexert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person
creationpress, press outpress from a plastic
contactpress, pushmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
contactpress, iron, iron outpress and smooth with a heated iron
competitionpress, weight-lift, weightliftlift weights
communicationpress, bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, conjureask for or request earnestly
NOUNstatepress, imperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressurethe state of demanding notice or attention
communicationpress, public pressthe print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
artifactpress, printing pressa machine used for printing
grouppress, crush, jama dense crowd of people
artifactpress, wardrobe, closeta tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes
artifactpressclamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
artifactpress, mechanical pressany machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids / liquids or compress solids
actpress, military pressa weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
actpress, pressure, pressingthe act of pressing
press > pronunciation
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English > press: 23 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of demanding notice or attention.
Example "the press of business matters"
Synonymsimperativeness, insistence, insistency, pressure
BroaderurgencyThe state of being urgent
Spanishimperiosidad, insistencia, presión
Catalaninsistència, pressió
English > press: 23 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines.
Synonympublic press
Partspress corpsA group of journalists representing different publications who all cover the same topics
Narrowerfree pressA press not restricted or controlled by government censorship regarding politics or ideology
magazine, magA periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
newspaper, paperA daily or weekly publication on folded sheets
Broaderprint mediaA medium that disseminates printed matter
Spanishprensa, prensa pública
Catalanpremsa, premsa pública
English > press: 23 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA machine used for printing.
Synonymprinting press
PartsbedThe flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage / stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book / book etc.
Narrowerflatbed press, cylinder pressA printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type
rotary pressA printing press for printing from a revolving cylinder
standing pressA large printing press that exerts pressure vertically
BroadermachineAny mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Spanishimprenta, prensa
Catalanimpremta, premsa d'estampar, premsa, tòrcul
English > press: 23 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA dense crowd of people.
Synonymscrush, jam
Narrowertraffic jam, snarl-upA number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move
BroadercrowdA large number of things or people considered together
Spanishaglomeración, gentío, muchedumbre, turba
Catalanaglomeració, gentada, munió, turba
Verbspresscrowd closely
English > press: 23 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes.
Synonymswardrobe, closet
NarrowerarmoireA large wardrobe or cabinet
clothes closet, clothespressA closet where clothes are stored
coat closetA closet for storing outerwear
Broaderfurniture, piece of furniture, article of furniturefurnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
Spanisharmario, clóset, placard, ropero
Catalanarmari
English > press: 23 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningclamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use.
Broaderclamp, clinchA device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
Spanishprensa para raquetas
English > press: 23 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningAny machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids / liquids or compress solids.
Synonymmechanical press
Narrowercheese pressA press for shaping cheese curd
ciderpressA press that is used to extract the juice from apples
garlic pressA press for extracting juice from garlic / garlic
hydraulic pressPress in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area
punch pressA power driven press used to shape metal parts
winepressA press that is used to extract the juice from grapes
BroadermachineAny mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
Spanishprensa
Catalanpremsa
Verbspresspress from a plastic
presscreate by pressing
English > press: 23 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead.
Synonymmilitary press
Broaderweightlift, weightliftingbodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
Spanishpress militar
Catalanpress militar
Verbspresslift weights
English > press: 23 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of pressing; the exertion of pressure.
Examples
  • "he gave the button a press"
  • "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"
  • "at the pressing of a button"
Synonymspressure, pressing
Narrowercompression, compressingapplying pressure
impressionThe act of pressing one thing on or into the surface / surface of another
Broaderpush, pushingThe act of applying force in order to move something away
Spanishprensa, presión
Catalanpressió
Verbspressexert pressure or force to or upon
pressplace between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
presssqueeze or press together
pressmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby
presscreate by pressing
English > press: 23 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningExert pressure or force to or upon.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "He pressed down on the boards"
  • "press your thumb on this spot"
Entailed bycompress, compact, pack togethermake more compact by or as if by pressing
impress, imprintmark or stamp with or as if with pressure
push, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Narrowercrunch, cranch, craunch, grindPress or grind with a crushing noise
drag down, bear down, bear down on, press down on, weigh downExert a force with a heavy weight
knucklePress or rub with the knuckles
pushPress against forcefully without moving
squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeezeTo compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition
squeezePress firmly
Broadertouchmake physical contact with, come in contact with
Spanishapretar, prensar, presionar, pulsar
Catalanpolsar, prémer, premsar, pressionar
Nounspress, pressure, pressingthe act of pressing
pressurethe force applied to a unit area of surface
English > press: 23 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningForce or impel in an indicated direction.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelSam cannot press Sue; They press him to write the letter
Synonymsurge, urge on, exhort
Narrowerpreach, advocatespeak, plead, or argue in favor of
push, bear onPress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action
rush, hurryurge to an unnatural speed
Broaderrede, advise, counselGive advice to
Spanishempujar, exhortar, instar, presionar, urgir
Catalanempènyer, exhortar, instar, pressionar
Nounspressurea force that compels
English > press: 23 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningTo be oppressive or burdensome.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"weigh heavily on the mind", "Something pressed on his mind"
Synonymweigh
Broadercount, matter, weighHave weight
Spanishpresionar
English > press: 23 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningplace between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"pressed flowers"
NarrowercalenderPress between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets
iron, iron out, pressPress and smooth with a heated iron
Broaderflatten, flatten outBecome flat or flatter
Spanishprensar, pulsar
Nounspress, pressingthe act of pressing
English > press: 23 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningsqueeze or press together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"she compressed her lips"
Synonymscompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract
Entailed bystrangle, strangulate, throttlekill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Narrowerastringeconstrict or bind or draw together
bear down, overbearcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, strangleconstrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
choke, gag, fretBe too tight
choke, scragWring the neck of
convulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
convulseCause to contract
primcontract one's lips
strangulateconstrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishapretar, comprimir
Catalanatapeir, compactar, comprimir, estretir, prémer, premsar
Nounspress, pressingthe act of pressing
English > press: 23 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaningcrowd closely.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The crowds pressed along the street"
Broadermassjoin / join together into a mass or collect or form a mass
Spanishagobiar, apretujarse, pulsar
Catalanatapeir-se
Nounspressa dense crowd of people
English > press: 23 senses > verb 7, creation
Meaningcreate by pressing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Press little holes into the soft clay"
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishpulsar
Nounspressthe act of pressing
pressany machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids / liquids or compress solids
English > press: 23 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningBe urgent.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"This is a pressing problem"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Nounspressurethe state of demanding notice or attention
English > press: 23 senses > verb 9, social
MeaningExert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscrusade, fight, campaign, push, agitate
Broaderadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Similar toadvertise, advertize, promote, pushmake publicity for
Spanishagitar, cruzar, hacer campaña, pulsar
English > press: 23 senses > verb 10, creation
MeaningPress from a plastic.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"press a record"
Synonympress out
Broadercast, mold, mouldform by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
Spanishexpulsar, imprimir, prensar
Nounspressany machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids / liquids or compress solids
pressinga metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
English > press: 23 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningmake strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonympush
Broaderpush, forceMove with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
Spanishempujar, pulsar
Nounspressthe act of pressing
English > press: 23 senses > verb 12, contact
MeaningPress and smooth with a heated iron.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"press your shirts"
Synonymsiron, iron out
Entailsheat, heat upmake hot or hotter
NarrowermanglePress with a mangle
Broaderpressplace between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure
Spanishplanchar
Catalanplanxar
English > press: 23 senses > verb 13, competition
MeaningLift weights.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"This guy can press 300 pounds"
Synonymsweight-lift, weightlift
Broaderexercise, work outDo physical exercise
Spanishlevantar pesas
Nounspressa weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead
English > press: 23 senses > verb 14, communication
Meaningask for or request earnestly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsbid, beseech, entreat, adjure, conjure
Broaderpleadappeal or request earnestly
Spanishadjurar, conjurar, implorar, requerir, rogar, suplicar
Catalanimplorar, instar

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