(Press"gang`) n. See Press gang, under Press.
(Press"ing), a. Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity. Press"ing*ly, adv.
(Pres"sion) n. [L. pressio: cf. F. pression. See 4th Press.]
1. The act of pressing; pressure. Sir I. Newton.
2. (Cartesian Philos.) An endeavor to move.
(Pres`si*ros"ter) n. [L. presssus pressed (p. p. of premere) + rostrum beak: cf. F. pressirostre.
See 4th Press.] (Zoöl.) One of a tribe of wading birds (Pressirostres) including those which have a
compressed beak, as the plovers.
(Pres`si*ros"tral) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the pressirosters.
(Pres"si*tant) a. [See 4th Press.] Gravitating; heavy. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Pres"sive) a. Pressing; urgent; also, oppressive; as, pressive taxation. [R.] Bp. Hall.
(Press"ly) adv. Closely; concisely. [Obs.]
(Press"man) n.; pl. Pressmen
1. One who manages, or attends to, a press, esp. a printing press.
2. One who presses clothes; as, a tailor's pressman.
(Press"man), n. [See 2d Press.] One of a press gang, who aids in forcing men into the
naval service; also, one forced into the service.
(Press"or) a. (Physiol.) Causing, or giving rise to, pressure or to an increase of pressure; as,
pressor nerve fibers, stimulation of which excites the vasomotor center, thus causing a stronger contraction
of the arteries and consequently an increase of the arterial blood pressure; opposed to depressor.
Landois & Stirling.
(Press"pack`) v. t. To pack, or prepare for packing, by means of a press.
(Pres"sur*age) n. [F.]
2. The juice of the grape extracted by the press; also, a fee paid for the use of a wine press.
(Pres"sure) n. [OF., fr. L. pressura, fr. premere. See 4th Press.]
1. The act of pressing, or the condition of being pressed; compression; a squeezing; a crushing; as, a
pressure of the hand.