from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Demanding immediate attention; urgent: a pressing need. See Synonyms at urgent.
- adj. Very earnest or persistent; insistent: a pressing invitation.
- n. The process or an instance of applying pressure by means of a press.
- n. A phonograph record pressed from a master mold or matrix.
- n. A number of recordings pressed at the same time.
- n. Urgent solicitation; insistence.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Needing urgent attention.
- adj. Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
- n. The application of pressure by a press or other means.
- n. A metal or plastic part made with a press.
- n. The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron.
- n. A memento preserved by pressing, folding, or drying between the leaves of a flat container, book, or folio. Usually done with a flower, ribbon, letter, or other soft, small keepsake.
- n. The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
- n. A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
- n. Urgent insistence.
- v. Present participle of press.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Urgent; exacting; importunate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who presses; pressure.
- n. What is expressed or squeezed out; what comes from a substance under pressure, as oil, juice, etc.
- Requiring instant attention or action; urgent.
- n. In ceramics, the process of forming vessels with plastic clay, in a mold or on a jigger, by hand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
- adj. compelling immediate action
- n. a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
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