from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Demanding immediate attention; urgent: synonym: urgent.
  • adjective Very earnest or insistent.
  • noun The process or an instance of applying pressure.
  • noun The material, such as juice or grape skins, produced by or left over after pressing.
  • noun A phonograph record or other recording made at one time.
  • noun A group of recordings made at the same time.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of one who presses; pressure.
  • noun What is expressed or squeezed out; what comes from a substance under pressure, as oil, juice, etc.
  • Requiring instant attention or action; urgent.
  • noun In ceramics, the process of forming vessels with plastic clay, in a mold or on a jigger, by hand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Urgent; exacting; importunate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Needing urgent attention.
  • adjective Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
  • noun The application of pressure by a press or other means.
  • noun A metal or plastic part made with a press.
  • noun The process of improving the appearance of clothing by improving creases and removing wrinkles with a press or an iron.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
  • noun A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
  • noun Urgent insistence.
  • verb Present participle of press.

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

  • noun the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
  • adjective compelling immediate action
  • noun a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press


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