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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of press.
- n. A payment of wages in advance
- n. A loan or advance (of money)
- n. A tax or duty
- n. A sum of money paid to a soldier or sailor upon enlistment
- v. To give as a loan; to lend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- imp. & p. p. of press.
- adj. Ready; prompt; prepared.
- adj. Neat; tidy; proper.
- n. Ready money; a loan of money.
- n. A duty in money formerly paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands.
- transitive v. To give as a loan; to lend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An occasional preterit and past participle of press.
- To furnish; pay out; put out as a loan; lend.
- n. A loan of money; hence, a loan in general; also, ready money.
- n. Formerly, a duty in money paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands.
- Ready; prompt; quick.
- At hand; near.
- Bold; valiant.
- Neat; comely; proper.
- Quickly; promptly; immediately.
- n. A Middle English form of priest.
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