Princock to Private
(Prin"cock Prin"cox) n. [Prim + cock.] A coxcomb; a pert boy. [Obs.]
(Prink) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Prinked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Prinking.] [Probably a nasalized form of
prick. See Prick, v. t., and cf. Prig, Prank.] To dress or adjust one's self for show; to prank.
(Prink), v. t. To prank or dress up; to deck fantastically. "And prink their hair with daisies." Cowper.
(Prink"er) n. One who prinks.
(Prin"prid`dle) n. (Zoöl.) The long-tailed titmouse. [Prov. Eng.]
(Print) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Printed; p. pr. & vb. n. Printing.] [Abbrev. fr. imprint. See Imprint,
and Press to squeeze.]
1. To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
A look will print a thought that never may remove.Surrey.
Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint,Sir John
Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay.Roscommon.
2. To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode,Dryden.
That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
3. Specifically: To strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype,
or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or
other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book.
4. To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico.
5. (Photog.) To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the
like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface.
Printed goods, textile fabrics printed in patterns, especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.
(Print), v. i.
1. To use or practice the art of typography; to take impressions of letters, figures, or electrotypes, engraved
plates, or the like.
2. To publish a book or an article.
From the moment he prints, he must except to hear no more truth.Pope.
(Print), n. [See Print, v., Imprint, n.]
1. A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one
thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow.
Where print of human feet was never seen.Dryden.
2. A stamp or die for molding or impressing an ornamental design upon an object; as, a butter print.
3. That which receives an impression, as from a stamp or mold; as, a print of butter.