magazine meaning

[ ˌmægə'zi:n ] Pronunciation:   "magazine" in a sentence
  • Noun: magazine  `magu'zeen
    1. A periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
      "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
      - mag 
    2. Product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
      "tripped over a pile of magazines" 
    3. A business firm that publishes magazines
      "he works for a magazine"
      - magazine publisher 
    4. A light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
      - cartridge 
    5. A storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
      - powder store, powder magazine 
    6. A metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
      - cartridge holder, cartridge clip, clip

    Derived forms: magazines

    Type of: depot, entrepot, lad mag [UK], press, product, production, public press, publication, publisher, publishing company, publishing firm, publishing house, storage, store, storehouse, supply chamber

    Part of: camera, gun, photographic camera

    Encyclopedia: Magazine, AR Magazine Magazine, Arkansas Magazine, Ar

  • [Architecture]

    A storage place for ammunition and explosives; also see powder house.

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C]


    a type of large thin book with a paper cover that you can buy every week or month, containing articles, photographs, etc., often on a particular topic:

    a women's/men's magazine

    a magazine aimed at/for elderly people

    a glossy fashion magazine

    They publish more than 20 specialist magazine titles.

    a monthly/quarterly/weekly magazine

    ◆ a colour/glossy magazine

    ◆ a business/fashion/lifestyle/music/specialist magazine

    ◆ a copy/ an edition/issue of a magazine

    ◆ to launch/produce/publish/run a magazine

    ◆ to buy/get/subscribe to a magazine

  • [Medicine]
    A publication issued at stated,more or less regular,intervals.


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  1. the interview is exclusive to this magazine.
  2. the magazine had introduced a medical column.
  3. he bought a bound volume of the magazine.
  4. prackle still looked at his magazine.
  5. there are some magazines on the television.

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