Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A periodical containing a collection of articles, stories, pictures, or other features.
  • n. A television program that presents a variety of topics, usually on current events, in a format that often includes interviews and commentary.
  • n. A place where goods are stored, especially a building in a fort or a storeroom on a warship where ammunition is kept.
  • n. The contents of a storehouse, especially a stock of ammunition.
  • n. A compartment in some types of firearms, often a small detachable box, in which cartridges are held to be fed into the firing chamber.
  • n. A compartment in a camera in which rolls or cartridges of film are held for feeding through the exposure mechanism.
  • n. Any of various compartments attached to machines, used for storing or supplying necessary material.
  • adj. Of or relating to periodicals: a magazine story.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A periodical publication, generally consisting of sheets of paper folded in half and stapled at fold.
  • n. An ammunition storehouse.
  • n. Detachable ammunition holder enabling multiple rounds of ammunition to be fed to a gun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc.
  • n. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
  • n. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
  • n. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.
  • n. A country or district especially rich in natural products.
  • n. A city viewed as a marketing center.
  • n. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.
  • n. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.
  • transitive v. To store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.
  • transitive v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A receptacle in which anything is stored; a storehouse; a warehouse.
  • n. Specifically
  • n. A strong building, constructed usually of brick or stone, for storing securely quantities of gunpowder or other explosive material, and warlike stores, for either industrial or military purposes.
  • n. The close room in the hold of a man-of-war where the ammunition is kept.
  • n. The cartridge-chamber of a magazine-rifle.
  • n. The fuel-chamber of a magazine-stove. See below.
  • n. A pamphlet periodically published, containing miscellaneous papers or compositions.
  • To store up or accumulate for future use.
  • To conduct or edit a magazine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
  • n. a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
  • n. a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
  • n. a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
  • n. a business firm that publishes magazines
  • n. a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

Etymologies

French magasin, storehouse, from Old French magazin (possibly via Old Italian magazzino), from Arabic maḫāzin, pl. of maḫzan, from ḫazana, to store, from Aramaic ḥassen, to possess, hoard, derived stem of ḥəsan, to be strong; see ḫsn in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French magasin ("warehouse, store"), from Italian magazzino ("storehouse"), from Arabic مخازن (maxāzin, "storerooms, storehouses"), plural of مخزن (maxzan, "storeroom, storehouse"), from خزن (xazana, "to store, to stock, to lay up"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He produced a dadaist magazine, Mecano, alongside his ­impeccable de Stijl (the Style) ­magazine, which was devoted to a ­theory of ­abstraction.

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  • The Batman and Robin magazine is being created by Quitely and Grant Morrison, a Scottish team who did wonderful things for All-Star Superman -- including delivering it on time, something Frank Miller and Jim Lee had trouble managing with All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder.

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  • • Finally, many interesting things emerge from the talk between the Word magazine and the rock of all ages Keith Richards but what stays in the mind is the fact that one of his dogs is called Syphilis and the other Ratbag.

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  • The Robin magazine is in abeyance, and we last saw Tim Drake with a batarang impaled in his chest.

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  • Marr tells the Word magazine how, prior to the interview proper, he sought to make nice with the leader of the free world.

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  • Beyond the news space, the term magazine encompasses everything from

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  • Mark Ellen tells the story in the latest edition of the Word magazine.

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  • Naturally, the magazine is being attacked by the Catholic church.

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  • Funding disappears, editors get sick, quit or get different jobs (since often editing a magazine is a part time job or a labor of love), or are disorganized, and reader interest may flag for any number of reasons.

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  • But there is, of course, a middle possibility; that he speaks for himself, not the magazine, and the fact that a publication publishes an article which says something does not mean that the magazine is adopting everything in that article as its official line.

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