American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A blurred or double impression in printing.
- v. To blur or double (a printed impression).
- v. To become blurred.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spot; specifically, in printing, a blemish in press-work made by a double impression, or by slipping or scraping, or by a wrinkle in the paper. Also macle, macule.
- To spot; maculate; blur; especially, in printing, to make a slipped, blurred, or double impression of. Also macule.
- n. obsolete A blurred or double impression in printing.
- v. obsolete To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as macule.
- v. To blur, or be blurred, in printing, as if there were a double impression.
- n. a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
- Middle English macule, spot, from Old French, from Latin macula. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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