- (uncountable) (sometimes with plural verb) The press are the people and organisations that report the news.
- The president gave an interview with members of the press.
- The company put out a press release about the new equipment.
- (uncountable) The press is the news as it is reported.
- The next day, the fire was all over the press.
- (countable) A press is a company that prints books.
- The book was published by University of California Press.
- (countable) A press is a machine that prints books, newspapers, etc.
- Stop the presses! We've got a new story.
- (countable) A press is a machine that pushes down on something to make it flat or to push out the water or juice.
- (countable) A press is a time when you push something.
- She gave the button a quick press.
- (transitive) If you press something, you push it against something.
- She pressed her nose against the window.
- Please, press a button.
- He found the cut and pressed down firmly to stop the blood.
- (transitive) If you press clothes, you use an iron to make them flat.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you press someone to do something, you ask them strongly or many times.
- When she pressed him for an answer, he hung up the phone.
- The group has been pressing for new laws to reduce pollution.
- (intransitive) If you press on or forward, you keep going even though it's difficult.
- (transitive) If you press a weight, you exercise by moving the weight up and away from your body.
- (transitive) If you press a CD or record, you make a physical copy of it.