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Definition 1: the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure - [noun denoting act]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the button a press
  • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
  • at the pressing of a button

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) the act of applying force in order to move something away

"he gave the door a hard push" "the pushing is good exercise"

(... is a kind of press ) the act of pressing one thing on or into the surface of another

"he watched the impression of the seal on the hot wax"

(... is a kind of press ) applying pressure

Definition 2: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights

Definition 3: any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

(... is a kind of press ) a press for shaping cheese curd

(... is a kind of press ) a press that is used to extract the juice from apples

(... is a kind of press ) a press for extracting juice from garlic

(... is a kind of press ) press in which a force applied by a piston to a small area is transmitted through water to another piston having a large area

(... is a kind of press ) a power driven press used to shape metal parts

(... is a kind of press ) a press that is used to extract the juice from grapes

Definition 4: a machine used for printing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks

(... is a kind of press ) a printing press where the type is carried on a flat bed under a cylinder that holds paper and rolls over the type

(... is a kind of press ) a printing press for printing from a revolving cylinder

(... is a kind of press ) a large printing press that exerts pressure vertically

(press is a part of ...) the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc.

Definition 5: a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy

"they had too much furniture for the small apartment" "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"

(... is a kind of press ) a large wardrobe or cabinet; originally used for storing weapons

(... is a kind of press ) a closet where clothes are stored

(... is a kind of press ) a closet for storing outerwear

Definition 6: clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use - [noun denoting artifact]

(press is a kind of ...) a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

Definition 7: the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) a medium that disseminates printed matter

(... is a kind of press ) a press not restricted or controlled by government censorship regarding politics or ideology

(... is a kind of press ) a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements

"he read his newspaper at breakfast"

(... is a kind of press ) a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

"it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"

(press is a part of ...) a group of journalists representing different publications who all cover the same topics

"the White House press corps"

Definition 8: a dense crowd of people - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) a large number of things or people considered together

"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

(... is a kind of press ) a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move

Definition 9: the state of demanding notice or attention - [noun denoting state]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the insistence of their hunger
  • the press of business matters

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Definition 10: force or impel in an indicated direction - [verb of communication]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I urged him to finish his studies

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) give advice to

"The teacher counsels troubled students" "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

(... is a kind of press ) urge to an unnatural speed

"Don't rush me, please!"

(... is a kind of press ) press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

"He pushed her to finish her doctorate"

(... is a kind of press ) speak, plead, or argue in favor of

"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"

Definition 11: ask for or request earnestly - [verb of communication]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) appeal or request earnestly

"I pleaded with him to stop"

Definition 12: lift weights - [verb of competition]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This guy can press 300 pounds

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) do physical exercise

"She works out in the gym every day"

Definition 13: exert pressure or force to or upon - [verb of contact]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He pressed down on the boards
  • press your thumb on this spot

(press is a kind of ...) make physical contact with, come in contact with

"Touch the stone for good luck" "She never touched her husband"

(... is a kind of press ) press firmly

"He squeezed my hand"

(... is a kind of press ) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

"crush an aluminum can" "squeeze a lemon"

(... is a kind of press ) press or grind with a crushing noise

(... is a kind of press ) exert a force with a heavy weight

"The snow bore down on the roof"

(... is a kind of press ) press or rub with the knuckles

(... is a kind of press ) press against forcefully without moving

"she pushed against the wall with all her strength"

Definition 14: place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure - [verb of contact]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pressed flowers

(press is a kind of ...) become flat or flatter

"The landscape flattened"

(... is a kind of press ) press and smooth with a heated iron

"press your shirts" "she stood there ironing"

(... is a kind of press ) press between rollers or plates so as to smooth, glaze, or thin into sheets

"calender paper"

Definition 15: squeeze or press together - [verb of contact]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she compressed her lips
  • the spasm contracted the muscle

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) become tight or tighter

"The rope tightened"

(... is a kind of press ) constrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing

(... is a kind of press ) be too tight; rub or press

"This neckband is choking the cat"

(... is a kind of press ) contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

(... is a kind of press ) cause to contract

"The spasm convulses her facial muscles"

(... is a kind of press ) contract involuntarily, as in a spasm

"The muscles in her face convulsed"

(... is a kind of press ) constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air

(... is a kind of press ) constrict or bind or draw together

"Lemon juice astringes the tissue in the mouth"

(... is a kind of press ) contract one's lips

"She primmed her lips after every bite of food"

(... is a kind of press ) wring the neck of

"The man choked his opponent"

Definition 16: press and smooth with a heated iron - [verb of contact]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • press your shirts
  • she stood there ironing

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure

"pressed flowers"

(... is a kind of press ) press with a mangle

"mangle the sheets"

(press implies ...) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

Definition 17: make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby - [verb of contact]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

Definition 18: press from a plastic - [verb of creation]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • press a record

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

"cast a bronze sculpture"

Definition 19: create by pressing - [verb of creation]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Press little holes into the soft clay

(press is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

Definition 20: crowd closely - [verb of motion]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowds pressed along the street

(press is a kind of ...) join together into a mass or collect or form a mass

"Crowds were massing outside the palace"

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The liberal party pushed for reforms
  • She is crusading for women's rights
  • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press has a similar meaning as ...) make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

"The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model" "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"

Definition 22: be urgent - [verb of stative]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This is a pressing problem

(press is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

Definition 23: to be oppressive or burdensome - [verb of stative]

Samples where press or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • weigh heavily on the mind
  • Something pressed on his mind

Synonyms for press in the sense of this definition

(press is a kind of ...) have weight; have import, carry weight

"It does not matter much"

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