Definitions

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

  • noun One that prints, especially one whose occupation is printing.
  • noun A device that prints text or graphics on paper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun One who sells what he prints or procures the printing of; hence, a publisher of books or of a periodical.
  • noun A telegraphic instrument which makes records in printed characters; a telegraphic printing instrument.

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

  • noun One who prints; especially, one who prints books, newspapers, engravings, etc., a compositor; a typesetter; a pressman.
  • noun See under Devil, and Gauge.
  • noun See Printing ink, below.

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

  • noun One who makes prints.
  • noun The operator of a printing press or owner of a printing business.
  • noun computing A device, usually attached to a computer, used to print text or images onto paper. Also see plotter.

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

  • noun (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing
  • noun someone whose occupation is printing
  • noun a machine that prints

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to print + -er.

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