Definition of press:

part of speech: verb

To urge with force or weight; to crush or compress; to urge or enforce; to hurry; to overwork; to embrace closely; to force into a service, as the naval service- see prest; to distress or bear strongly on; to act with compulsive force; to go forward with impulsive eagerness; to crowd or throng; to urge with importunity; to push against.

part of speech: noun

An instr. or machine for compressing bodies; a printing- machine; the art or business of printing and publishing; the whole literature of a country- usually restricted to the literature of newspapers; a crowd; urgency; violent tendency; a small closet with shelves; a close, movable, wooden case having shelves; in Scrip., a wine- vat or cistern.

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