• Press Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.
  2. (v.) To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.
  3. (n.) Specifically, a printing press.
  4. (n.) The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse.
  5. (v.) To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something.
  6. (v.) To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race.
  7. (v.) To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd.
  8. (n.) Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements.
  9. (n.) An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses.
  10. (n.) A multitude of individuals crowded together; / crowd of single things; a throng.
  11. (v.) To try to force (something upon some one); to urge or inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as, to press divine truth on an audience.
  12. (v.) To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger.
  13. (v. i.) To move on with urging and crowding; to make ones way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach.
  14. (n.) An East Indian insectivore (Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.
  15. (v.) To embrace closely; to hug.
  16. (n.) An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press.
  17. (v. i.) To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.
  18. (n.) The act of pressing or thronging forward.
  19. (v.) To oppress; to bear hard upon.
  20. (n.) A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
  21. (v.) To squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus, in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to press clothes.
  22. (n.) To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.

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• Pressly Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) Closely; concisely.

• Presswork Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) Work done on or by a press.
  2. (n.) Work consisting of a series of cross-grained veneers united by glue, heat, and pressure.
  3. (n.) Act or process of pressing or drawing with dies or presses; also, the product of such work.
  4. (n.) Pottery produced by pressing clay into molds.
  5. (n.) The art of printing from the surface of type, plates, or engravings in relief, by means of a press; the work so done.

• Press cake Definition & Synonyms

  1. () A cake of compressed substance, as: in gunpowder manufacture, the cake resulting from compressing the meal powder; in the treatment of coal tar, the pressed product at various stages of the process; or, in beet-sugar manufacture, the vegetable residue after the sugar juice has been expressed.