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magazine

[mag-uh-zeen, mag-uh-zeen] /ˌmæg əˈzin, ˈmæg əˌzin/
noun
1.
a publication that is issued periodically, usually bound in a paper cover, and typically contains essays, stories, poems, etc., by many writers, and often photographs and drawings, frequently specializing in a particular subject or area, as hobbies, news, or sports.
2.
a room or place for keeping gunpowder and other explosives, as in a fort or on a warship.
3.
a building or place for keeping military stores, as arms, ammunition, or provisions.
4.
a metal receptacle for a number of cartridges, inserted into certain types of automatic weapons and when empty removed and replaced by a full receptacle in order to continue firing.
5.
Also called magazine show. Radio and Television.
  1. Also called newsmagazine. a regularly scheduled news program consisting of several short segments in which various subjects of current interest are examined, usually in greater detail than on a regular newscast.
  2. a program with a varied format that combines interviews, commentary, entertainment, etc.
7.
Photography, cartridge (def 4).
8.
a supply chamber, as in a stove.
9.
a storehouse; warehouse.
10.
a collection of war munitions.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < French magasin < Italian magazzino storehouse < Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse; in E figuratively, as “storehouse of information,” used in book titles (from c1640) and periodical titles (in The Gentleman's Magazine, 1731)
Related forms
magazinish, magaziny, adjective
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Examples for magazines
  • She sat in a rocker amid a debris of candy-boxes and cheap magazines, and she sounded dolorous when she did not sound derisive.
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  • All he could find were trendy magazines and junky pulp fiction.
  • My favorite part of magazines had always been the smelling and testing of perfumes.
  • The displays could be used in cell phones, billboards, and electronic books and magazines.
  • magazines knows plants need two things to survive: sunlight and water.
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  • Culinary magazines photograph food so intimately, you feel as if you're almost up inside that fleshy pepper.
  • magazines and newspapers will be redesigned to be read entirely within the site.
  • He and his friends founded two arts magazines, and he was a partner in a publishing house that produced exquisite books.
British Dictionary definitions for magazines

magazine

/ˌmæɡəˈziːn/
noun
1.
a periodical paperback publication containing articles, fiction, photographs, etc
2.
a metal box or drum holding several cartridges used in some kinds of automatic firearms; it is removed and replaced when empty
3.
a building or compartment for storing weapons, explosives, military provisions, etc
4.
a stock of ammunition
5.
a device for continuously recharging a handling system, stove, or boiler with solid fuel
6.
(photog) another name for cartridge (sense 5)
7.
a rack for automatically feeding a number of slides through a projector
8.
a TV or radio programme made up of a series of short nonfiction items
Word Origin
C16: via French magasin from Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhāzin, plural of makhzan storehouse, from khazana to store away
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Word Origin and History for magazines

magazine

n.

1580s, "place for storing goods, especially military ammunition," from Middle French magasin "warehouse, depot, store" (15c.), from Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhazin, plural of makhzan "storehouse" (cf. Spanish almacén "warehouse, magazine"), from khazana "to store up." The original sense is almost obsolete; meaning "periodical journal" dates from the publication of the first one, "Gentleman's Magazine," in 1731, which was so called from earlier use of the word for a printed list of military stores and information, or in a figurative sense, from the publication being a "storehouse" of information.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for magazines

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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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