• A device used to apply pressure to an item.
  • A printing machine.
  • The print-based media (both the people and the newspapers).
  • A publisher.
  • An enclosed storage space (e.g. closet, cupboard).
  • An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.
  • An additional bet in a golf match that duplicates an existing (usually losing) wager in value, but begins even at the time of the bet.
  • Pure, unfermented grape juice.
  • A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.
  • A crowd.
  • In personology, any environmental factor that arouses a need in the individual.



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  • Middle English presse ("throng, crowd, clothespress"), partially from Old English press ("clothespress") (from Medieval Latin pressa) and partially from Old French presse (Modern French presse) from Old French presser ("to press"), from Latin pressāre, from pressus, past participle of premere. Displaced native Middle English thring ("press, crowd, throng") (from Old English þring ("a press, crowd, anything that presses or confines")).
  • Middle English pressen ("to crowd, thring, press"), from Old French presser ("to press") (Modern French presser) from Latin pressāre, from pressus, past participle of premere "to press". Displaced native Middle English thringen ("to press, crowd, throng") (from Old English þringan ("to press, crowd")), Middle English thrasten ("to press, force, urge") (from Old English þrǣstan ("to press, force")), Old English þryscan ("to press"), Old English þȳwan ("to press, impress").

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