• WordNet 3.6
    • n printer a machine that prints
    • n printer (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing
    • n printer someone whose occupation is printing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1631, two London bible printers accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment, which then read, "Thou shalt commit adultery." This legendary book is now known as the "Wicked Bible."
    • n Printer One who prints; especially, one who prints books, newspapers, engravings, etc., a compositor; a typesetter; a pressman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers were all invented by women.
    • n printer One who prints, impresses, or stamps by impression; a person whose business it is to produce copies or superficial transfers of anything by pressure, as in a press or the like, or by the agency of light on a sensitized surface, as in photography: usually distinguished, when not specific (def. 2), by an adjunct: as, a lithographic printer; a plate-printer; a calico-printer.
    • n printer A person who practises or carries on the business of typographical printing; one who understands the mechanical process of producing printed matter for reading; specifically, as used of workmen, a compositor, or one who manipu-lates the types.
    • n printer One who sells what he prints or procures the printing of; hence, a publisher of books or of a periodical. The early printers were generally also publishers, producing works on their own account; and the word printer long retained this extended meaning. Thus, most of the letters of Junius were addressed “To the Printer of the Public Advertiser” —the printer, Woodfall, being its proprietor, editor, and publisher. [Now nearly obsolete.]
    • n printer A telegraphic instrument which makes records in printed characters; a telegraphic printing instrument.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer
    • ns Printer one who prints, esp. books, newspapers, &c
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”
  • Gregory Nunn
    Gregory Nunn
    “The most touching epitaph I ever encountered was on the tombstone of the printer of Edinburgh. It said simply: He kept down the cost and set the type right.”
  • Thomas Fuller
    “Learning hath gained most by those books by which the printers have lost.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Shortened from O. Fr. empreindre, empreint—L. imprimĕrein, into, premĕre, to press.


In literature:

The second printer in the Colonies was Samuel Green, to whom Day relinquished the business in 1649.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
But now I go to the printer's.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
The printer makes it, and the printer can take it away.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
That's right; I want to send it to the printer.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
Johann Froben was another of these; and from 1515 until Froben's death eleven years later Holbein had more and more to do for this printer.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
Benjamin, however, soon played a more important part than printer's devil.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Paul Elmer More
Lister's second edition was printed at Amsterdam, 1709, by very able printers, the Jansson-Waesbergs.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
I was told there was not, but that the queries were made by the printer himself.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
It was a printer's shop, after a fashion.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Since the printer need not study its symbolic significance he may choose such decoration for its qualities of tone and good drawing.
"Applied Design for Printers" by Harry Lawrence Gage

In poetry:

The Printer's is a happy lot:
Alone of all professions,
No fateful smudges ever blot
His earliest "impressions."
"The Happy Printer" by Henry Austin Dobson
So with me live, and with me die;
And may no "Finis" e'er intrude
To break into mere "Printer's Pie"
The Type of our Beatitude!
"The Passionate Printer To His Love" by Henry Austin Dobson
With "forms" he scorns to compromise;
For him no "rule" has terrors;
The "slips" he makes he can "revise"--
They are but "printers' errors."
"The Happy Printer" by Henry Austin Dobson
"A Triplet of Quatrains." To deftly do what many dimly think;
To fund a feeling for the world to borrow;
To turn a tear to printer's ink;
To make a sonnet of a sorrow.
"Poetry" by Edmund Vance Cooke
Frien' Tammie, I thocht that I coudna dae better
Than rhyme a bit scrift in reply to yer letter,
Sae I juist bade the Muse lea her trantels ahint her,
An' lilt a bit sang tae Tam Duncan, the Printer.
"Verses Inscribed To Mr. Thomas Duncan, Glasgow" by Janet Hamilton
Not the types set up by the printer return their impression, the
meaning, the main concern,
Any more than a man's substance and life, or a woman's substance and
life, return in the body and the Soul,
Indifferently before death and after death.
"Starting From Paumanok" by Walt Whitman

In news:

3D Printer Lets Robert Downey Jr Fit Iron Man Like a Gauntlet.
Fully Network- Manageable RFID-Ready Printer.
Fully network- manageable , RFID-ready printer.
Patients could not see their doctors at the Printers Park Medical Plaza, and may not be able to see them for the rest of the week.
ITW Trans Tech ( recently debuted two- and four-color Aero series pad printers.
All-American music posters by the famous Nashville printer.
Roberts reminisces with an old friend and fellow screen printer, who recalls the outdated, and sometimes offensive, techniques he used and a few important lessons he learned from his many years in the screen-printing industry.
OKI Data Americas Launches New White Toner Printer.
OKI Data Americas has announced the latest addition to its portfolio of desktop A4 digital color printers with the addition of the C711WT, which features white toner.
OKI Data Americas Introduces pro920WHT Printer.
Anderson & Vreeland to distribute OKI digital color printers.
A group of Portland printers revives the lost art of metal type casting.
The provided PDF can be used to print the pamphlet at your location or local printer.
All the printers use less ink when printing in draft mode.
The True Cost of Printer Ink.

In science:

SL program, a parser and a pretty-printer of the ob ject-language are generated from the signature part, and a reduction machine based on patternmatching automata is generated from the semantic rules.
From Syntactic Theories to Interpreters: A Specification Language and Its Compilation
One suggestion for the “Find” screens was to link those screens to other applications and devices like the user’s calendar, to-do list, email client, printer, etc.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Allebach, Halftoning via direct binary search using analytical and stochastic printer models, IEEE Trans.
Undithering using linear filtering and non-linear diffusion techniques
Wells, 2003, A printer model using signal processing techniques, IEEE Trans.
Undithering using linear filtering and non-linear diffusion techniques
Thus, HP has gained monopoly in the market of printer supplies for their products.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem