AskDefine | Define printer

Dictionary Definition



1 someone whose occupation is printing [syn: pressman]
2 (computer science) an output device that prints the results of data processing
3 a machine that prints [syn: printing machine]

User Contributed Dictionary



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


one who makes prints
  • Dutch: drukker
  • Finnish: painaja, vedostaja, tulostaja
  • German: Drucker
  • Greek: τυπογράφος (typográfos)
  • Hungarian: nyomdász
operator of a printing press
  • Dutch: drukker
  • Finnish: painaja
  • French: imprimeur
  • German: Drucker
  • Greek: τυπογράφος (typográfos)
  • Hungarian: nyomdász
  • Icelandic: prentari
  • Polish: drukarz
  • Slovak: sadzač (not the owner, just the worker)
machine used to print text or images



From printer.


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Extensive Definition

A printer can be:
  • Printer (publisher), a company or person who operates a printing press
  • Computer printer, a computer peripheral that reproduces text and/or pictures on paper or other kind of printable surface
  • Optical printer, a device to copy and/or modify images on motion picture film
printer in Macedonian: Печатар
printer in Simple English: Printer
printer in Slovak: Tlačiareň

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Linotyper, apprentice printer, bibliognost, bibliographer, biblioklept, bibliolater, bibliomane, bibliomaniac, bibliopegist, bibliophage, bibliophile, bibliopole, bibliopolist, bibliotaph, bibliothec, bibliothecaire, bibliothecary, book agent, book collector, book printer, book publisher, book salesman, book-stealer, bookbinder, bookdealer, booklover, bookmaker, bookman, bookseller, bookworm, cataloger, chief librarian, college editor, composing room, compositor, copy editor, curator, devil, dictionary editor, editor, editor-in-chief, electrotyper, executive editor, juvenile editor, keyboarder, librarian, library director, makeup man, managing editor, permissions editor, philobiblist, press, pressman, pressroom, printing office, printshop, production editor, proofer, proofroom, publisher, publishers, publishing house, reference editor, reference librarian, stereotyper, stoneman, textbook editor, trade editor, typesetter, typist, typographer
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