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magazine (n.)

15世纪80年代, “仓库, 储存货物, 特别是军用弹药的地方”, 来自法语 magasin “仓库, 仓库, 商店” (15世纪), 来自意大利语 magazzino, 来自阿拉伯语 makhazin, makhzan “仓库” 的复数(来源于西班牙语 almacén “仓库, 杂志” ), 来自 khazana “储存起来”. 原义几乎已经过时. 意为“连发步枪的弹仓”, 到1868年; 意为“存放弹匣的箱子”, 到1892年.

“包含杂文的期刊” 的含义可追溯到1731年出版的第一份期刊 Gentleman's Magazine, 该期刊之所以如此称呼, 是因为早先该词被用于印刷的军需品和信息清单, 或者在一个形象的意义上, 因为该出版物是一个信息的“仓库” (最初是书籍, 1630年代).

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Definitions of magazine from WordNet

magazine (n.)
a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it;
it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money
Synonyms: mag
magazine (n.)
product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object;
tripped over a pile of magazines
magazine (n.)
a business firm that publishes magazines;
he works for a magazine
Synonyms: magazine publisher
magazine (n.)
a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required;
Synonyms: cartridge
magazine (n.)
a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored;
Synonyms: powder store / powder magazine
magazine (n.)
a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun;
Synonyms: cartridge holder / cartridge clip / clip
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