Etymology
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print (n.)

c. 1300, prente, "impression, mark made by impression upon a surface" (as by a stamp or seal), from Old French preinte "impression," noun use of fem. past participle of preindre "to press, crush," altered from prembre, from Latin premere "to press, hold fast, cover, crowd, compress" (from PIE root *per- (4) "to strike"). The Old French word also was borrowed into Middle Dutch (prente, Dutch prent) and other Germanic languages.

Sense of "a printed publication" (later especially a newspaper) is from 1560s. The meaning "printed lettering" is from 1620s; print-hand "print-like handwriting" is from 1650s. The sense of "picture or design from a block or plate" is attested from 1660s. Meaning "piece of printed cloth or fabric" is from 1756. The photographic sense is by 1853.

In Middle English, stigmata were called precious prentes of crist; to perceiven the print of sight was "to feel (someone's) gaze." Out of print "no longer to be had from the publisher" is from 1670s (to be in print "in printed form" is recorded from late 15c.). Print journalism attested from 1962, as distinguished from the television variety.

print (v.)

mid-14c., prenten "to make an impression, press upon or into" (as with a seal, stamp, etc.), from print (n.). Meaning "to set a mark on any surface" (including by writing) is attested from late 14c. Meaning "to run off on a press, make a copy or copies of by impression" is recorded from 1510s (Caxton, 1474, used enprynte in this sense).

In reference to textiles, 1580s. The photography sense of "produce a positive image from a negative" is recorded from 1851 (the noun in this sense is from 1853). Meaning "to write in imitation of typography" is from 1801.

He always prints, I know, 'cos he learnt writin' from the large bills in the bookin' offices. [Dickens, "Pickwick Papers," 1837]

The meaning "to record (someone's) fingerprints" is from 1952. Related: Printed; printing.

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Definitions of print
1
print (n.)
the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication;
I want to see it in print
print (n.)
a picture or design printed from an engraving;
print (n.)
a visible indication made on a surface;
paw prints were everywhere
Synonyms: mark
print (n.)
availability in printed form;
his book is no longer in print
we've got to get that story into print
print (n.)
a copy of a movie on film (especially a particular version of it);
print (n.)
a fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers);
print (n.)
a printed picture produced from a photographic negative;
Synonyms: photographic print
2
print (v.)
put into print;
These news should not be printed
Synonyms: publish
print (v.)
write as if with print; not cursive;
print (v.)
make into a print;
print the negative
print (v.)
reproduce by printing;
Synonyms: impress
From wordnet.princeton.edu