American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that prints, especially one whose occupation is printing.
- n. A device that prints text or graphics on paper.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who prints, impresses, or stamps by impression; a person whose business it is to produce copies or superficial transfers of anything by pressure, as in a press or the like, or by the agency of light on a sensitized surface, as in photography: usually distinguished, when not specific (def. 2), by an adjunct: as, a lithographic printer; a plate-printer; a calico-printer.
- n. A person who practises or carries on the business of typographical printing; one who understands the mechanical process of producing printed matter for reading; specifically, as used of workmen, a compositor, or one who manipu-lates the types.
- n. One who sells what he prints or procures the printing of; hence, a publisher of books or of a periodical. The early printers were generally also publishers, producing works on their own account; and the word printer long retained this extended meaning. Thus, most of the letters of Junius were addressed “To the Printer of the Public Advertiser” —the printer, Woodfall, being its proprietor, editor, and publisher. [Now nearly obsolete.]
- n. A telegraphic instrument which makes records in printed characters; a telegraphic printing instrument.
- n. One who makes prints.
- n. The operator of a printing press or owner of a printing business.
- n. computing A device, usually attached to a computer, used to print text or images onto paper. Also see plotter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who prints; especially, one who prints books, newspapers, engravings, etc., a compositor; a typesetter; a pressman.
- n. (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing
- n. someone whose occupation is printing
- n. a machine that prints
- to print + -er. (Wiktionary)
“There is also a printer to the state, or _state printer_, whose business it is to print the journal, bills, reports, and other papers and documents of the two houses of the legislature, and all the laws passed at each session.”
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“I'm not certain, though, and this is the reason I have bound more paper into my book, vandalized another label printer cartridge, cut myself another pen: it may be that if I write things down I can keep track of the days.”
“The label printer will produce all required labels for usps and other common carriers.”
“Once you click the Print Label button in the applet, the label printer immediately dispenses the label - incorrectly printed.”
“It's simple, beautiful and beautifully painted. the printer is also incredible.”
“Cards, present shopping, putting up trees and lights and wrapping presents and trying hard to induce a small girl to sit under the tree so we can take pictures and get them into the cards, and adressing labels for the cards and getting Misterpie to take them to school to print them because our printer is acting all wonky, and and and phew!”
“Would it work to purchase postage electronically and print it through a label printer, maybe?”
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