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printer

[ prin-ter ]SEE DEFINITION OF printer
  • nountypesetter
  • nouncomputer peripheral device

Synonyms for printer

  • compositor
  • publisher
  • typographer
  • pressperson
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRINTER

“Fair and softly,” said the printer with something of a smile.

Printer's errors have been corrected, all other inconsistencies are as in the original.

"We have traced the printer who published them," said Angelelli.

From the printer's I went on to the Piazza Navona and found a wilderness of woe.

A suit came on the other day in which a printer named Kelvy was a witness.

"I am a printer by trade," he went on, in his easy, deliberate way.

He was not yet a printer, as later when Holbein drew a clever device for him.

With these ten pounds the boy was afterwards apprenticed to a printer.

Nowadays we seldom find a printer in the broad sense of the word.

It is as much preferred by the printer as parchment was by the scribe.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "person who prints books, etc.," agent noun from print (v.). As a mechanical device from 1859, originally in telegraphy. In the computer sense, from 1946. Printer's bible (c.1702) so called from mistaken substitution of printers for princes in Psalm cxix:161, which led to the misreading:

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRINTER

print shop

nounworkplace where printing is done
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