Found 3 items, similar to press.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
n 1: newspaper writers and photographers [syn: fourth estate
2: the state of urgently demanding notice or attention; “the
press of business matters”
3: the gathering and publishing of news in the form of
newspapers or magazines [syn: public press
4: a machine used for printing [syn: printing press
5: a dense crowd of people [syn: crush
6: a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for
clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes
7: clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
8: any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut
materials or extract liquids or compress solids [syn: mechanical press
9: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder
height and then smoothly lifted overhead [syn: military press
10: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; “he gave the
button a press”
; “he used pressure to stop the bleeding”
“at the pressing of a button”
v 1: exert pressure or force to or upon; “He pressed down on the
; “press your thumb on this spot”
2: force or impel in an indicated direction; “I urged him to
finish his studies”
, urge on
3: to be oppressive or burdensome; “weigh heavily on the mind”
“Something pressed on his mind”
4: place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure;
5: squeeze or press together; “she compressed her lips”
spasm contracted the muscle”
6: crowd closely; “The crowds pressed along the street”
7: create by pressing; “Press little holes into the soft clay”
8: be urgent; “This is a pressing problem”
9: exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to
gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or
person; be an advocate for; “The liberal party pushed for
; “She is crusading for women's rights”
; “The Dean
is pushing for his favorite candidate”
10: press from a plastic; “press a record”
[syn: press out
11: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the
baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
12: lift weights; “This guy can press 300 pounds”
13: ask for or request earnestly; “The prophet bid all people to
become good persons”
English → English
, n. (Zo["o]l.)
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
, v. t. [Corrupt. fr. prest ready money advanced, a
loan; hence, earnest money given soldiers on entering
service. See Prest
To force into service, particularly into naval service; to
To peaceful peasant to the wars is pressed. --Dryden.
, n. [For prest, confused with press.]
A commission to force men into public service, particularly
into the navy.
I have misused the king's press. --Shak.
, or Pressgang
, a detachment of seamen under
the command of an officer empowered to force men into the
naval service. See Impress gang
, under Impress
, money paid to a man enlisted into public
service. See Prest money
, under Prest
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pressed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [F. presser, fr. L. pressare to press, fr.
premere, pressum, to press. Cf. Print
1. 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.
Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together.
--Luke vi. 38.
2. To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of;
to squeeze out, or express, from something.
From sweet kernels pressed,
She tempers dulcet creams. --Milton.
And I took the grapes, and pressed them into
Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's
hand. --Gen. xl. 11.
3. 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
4. To embrace closely; to hug.
Leucothoe shook at these alarms,
And pressed Palemon closer in her arms. --Pope.
5. To oppress; to bear hard upon.
Press not a falling man too far. --Shak.
6. To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or
7. To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon
or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.
Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the
Jews that Jesus was Christ. --Acts xviii.
8. 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.
He pressed a letter upon me within this hour.
Be sure to press upon him every motive. --Addison.
9. To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard;
as, to press a horse in a race.
The posts . . . went cut, being hastened and pressed
on, by the king's commandment. --Esther viii.
Note: Press differs from drive and strike in usually denoting
a slow or continued application of force; whereas drive
and strike denote a sudden impulse of force.
. See under Brick
, v. i.
1. To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or
urge with steady force.
2. To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way
with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to
crowd; to throng; to encroach.
They pressed upon him for to touch him. --Mark iii.
3. To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong
or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the
, n. [F. presse. See 4th Press
1. 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.
Note: Presses are differently constructed for various
purposes in the arts, their specific uses being
commonly designated; as, a cotton press, a wine press,
a cider press, a copying press, etc. See Drill press
2. Specifically, a printing press.
3. 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
4. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of
articles; as, a clothes press. --Shak.
5. The act of pressing or thronging forward.
In their throng and press to that last hold. --Shak.
6. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a
press of engagements.
7. A multitude of individuals crowded together; ? crowd of
single things; a throng.
They could not come nigh unto him for the press.
--Mark ii. 4.
, a printing press in which the impression is
produced by a revolving cylinder under which the form
passes; also, one in which the form of type or plates is
curved around a cylinder, instead of resting on a flat
. See under Hydrostatic
Liberty of the press
, the free right of publishing books,
pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or
censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous,
seditious, or morally pernicious matters.
, a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a
press or closet. --Boswell.
Press of sail
, (Naut.), as much sail as the state of the
wind will permit.