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 for printing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Print \Print\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Printed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Printing.] [Abbrev. fr. imprint. See Imprint, and Press
     to squeeze.]
     1. To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea,
        etc., into or upon something.
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              A look will print a thought that never may remove.
                                                    --Surrey.
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              Upon his breastplate he beholds a dint,
              Which in that field young Edward's sword did print.
                                                    --Sir John
                                                    Beaumont.
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              Perhaps some footsteps printed in the clay.
                                                    --Roscommon.
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     2. To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or
        mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
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              Forth on his fiery steed betimes he rode,
              That scarcely prints the turf on which he trod.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. Specifically: To strike off an impression or impressions
        of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or
        engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the
        typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other
        publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to
        print an edition of a book.
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     4. To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as,
        to print calico.
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     5. (Photog.) To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from
        a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the
        action of light upon a sensitized surface.
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     Printed goods, textile fabrics printed in patterns,
        especially cotton cloths, or calicoes.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Printing \Print"ing\, n.
     The act, art, or practice of impressing letters, characters,
     or figures on paper, cloth, or other material; the business
     of a printer, including typesetting and presswork, with their
     adjuncts; typography; also, the act of producing photographic
     prints.
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     Block printing. See under Block.
  
     Printing frame (Photog.), a shallow box, usually having a
        glass front, in which prints are made by exposure to
        light.
  
     Printing house, a printing office.
  
     Printing ink, ink used in printing books, newspapers, etc.
        It is composed of lampblack or ivory black mingled with
        linseed or nut oil, made thick by boiling and burning.
        Other ingredients are employed for the finer qualities.
        --Ure.
  
     Printing office, a place where books, pamphlets, or
        newspapers, etc., are printed.
  
     Printing paper, paper used in the printing of books,
        pamphlets, newspapers, and the like, as distinguished from
        writing paper, wrapping paper, etc.
  
     Printing press, a press for printing, books, newspaper,
        handbills, etc.
  
     Printing wheel, a wheel with letters or figures on its
        periphery, used in machines for paging or numbering, or in
        ticket-printing machines, typewriters, etc.; a type wheel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  printing
      n 1: text handwritten in the style of printed matter
      2: the business of producing printed material for sale or
         distribution
      3: reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
         [syn: printing, printing process]
      4: all the copies of a work printed at one time; "they ran off
         an initial printing of 2000 copies" [syn: impression,
         printing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "printing":
     Italian hand, Spencerian writing, airing, alphabet, art,
     back number, bandying, block letter, blueprint, bold hand, book,
     book hand, broadcast, broadcasting, bruiting, bruiting about,
     chancery hand, charactering, characterization, chart, choreography,
     circulation, collection, conventional representation,
     copperplate hand, copy, cursive, cursive hand, dance notation,
     delineation, demonstration, depiction, depictment, diagram,
     diffusion, display, dissemination, drama, drawing, edition,
     evulgation, exemplification, figuration, graphic artist,
     graphic arts, graphics, hieroglyphic, iconography, ideogram,
     illustration, imagery, imaging, impression, issuance, issue,
     law hand, letter, lettering, library, library edition, limning,
     logogram, logograph, longhand, majuscule script, map,
     minuscule script, musical notation, notation, number, painting,
     periodical, photography, pictogram, picturization, plan,
     portraiture, portrayal, prefigurement, presentment, printmaking,
     projection, promulgation, propagation, publication, publishing,
     realization, reissue, relief-carving, rendering, rendition,
     representation, reprinting, round hand, schema, school edition,
     score, script, series, set, spread, spreading, spreading abroad,
     syllabary, symbol, tablature, telecasting, text hand, trade book,
     trade edition, uncial, ventilation, volume, writing
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PRINTING. The art of impressing letters; the art of making books or papers 
  by impressing legible characters. 
       2. The right to print is guaranteed by law, and the abuse of the right 
  renders the guilty person liable to punishment. See Libel,; Liberty of the 
  Press; Press. 
  
  

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