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Pantry vs. Press

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Pantrynoun

A small room, closet, or cabinet usually located in or near the kitchen, dedicated to food storage and/or storing kitchenware, like a larder, but smaller. Since the pantry is not typically temperature-controlled (unlike a refrigerator or root cellar), the foods stored in a pantry are usually shelf-stable staples such as grains, flours, and preserved foods.

Pressnoun

(countable) A device used to apply pressure to an item.

‘a flower press’;

Pantrynoun

An apartment or closet in which bread and other provisions are kept.

Pressnoun

(countable) A printing machine.

‘Stop the presses!’;

Pantrynoun

a small storeroom for storing foods or wines

Pressnoun

(uncountable) A collective term for the print-based media (both the people and the newspapers).

‘according to a member of the press;’; ‘This article appeared in the press.’;

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Pantry

A pantry is a room where beverages, food, and sometimes dishes, household cleaning chemicals, linens, or provisions are stored. Food and beverage pantries serve in an ancillary capacity to the kitchen.

Pressnoun

(countable) A publisher.

Pressnoun

An enclosed storage space (e.g. closet, cupboard).

‘Put the cups in the press.’; ‘Put the ironing in the linen press.’;

Pressnoun

An exercise in which weight is forced away from the body by extension of the arms or legs.

Pressnoun

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.

‘He can even the match with a press.’;

Pressnoun

(countable) Pure, unfermented grape juice.

‘I would like some Concord press with my meal tonight.’;

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Pressnoun

A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.

Pressnoun

(obsolete) A crowd.

Pressverb

(ambitransitive) to exert weight or force against, to act upon with force or weight

Pressverb

(transitive) to compress, squeeze

‘to press fruit for the purpose of extracting the juice’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to clasp, hold in an embrace; to hug

‘She took her son, and press'd’; ‘The illustrious infant to her fragrant breast (Dryden, Illiad, VI. 178.)’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to reduce to a particular shape or form by pressure, especially flatten or smooth

‘to press cloth with an iron’; ‘to press a hat’;

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Pressverb

To flatten a selected area of fabric using an iron with an up-and-down, not sliding, motion, so as to avoid disturbing adjacent areas.

Pressverb

(transitive) to drive or thrust by pressure, to force in a certain direction

‘to press a crowd back’;

Pressverb

to weigh upon, oppress, trouble

‘He turns from us;’; ‘Alas, he weeps too! Something presses him’; ‘He would reveal, but dare not.-Sir, be comforted. (Fletcher, Pilgrim, I. 2.)’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to force to a certain end or result; to urge strongly, impel

Pressverb

To try to force (something upon someone); to urge or inculcate.

‘to press the Bible on an audience’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to hasten, urge onward

‘to press a horse in a race’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to urge, beseech, entreat

‘God heard their prayers, wherein they earnestly pressed him for the honor of his great name. (Winthrop, Hist. New England, II. 35)’;

Pressverb

(transitive) to lay stress upon, emphasize

‘If we read but a very little, we naturally want to press it all; if we read a great deal, we are willing not to press the whole of what we read, and we learn what ought to be pressed and what not. (M. Arnold, Literature and Dogma, Pref.)’;

Pressverb

(ambitransitive) to throng, crowd

Pressverb

to print

Pressverb

To force into service, particularly into naval service.

Pressnoun

An East Indian insectivore (Tupaia ferruginea). It is arboreal in its habits, and has a bushy tail. The fur is soft, and varies from rusty red to maroon and to brownish black.

Pressnoun

A commission to force men into public service, particularly into the navy.

‘I have misused the king's press.’;

Pressnoun

An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or building containing a press or presses.

Pressnoun

Specifically, a printing press.

Pressnoun

The art or business of printing and publishing; hence, printed publications, taken collectively, more especially newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them; as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a curse.

Pressnoun

An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of articles; as, a clothes press.

Pressnoun

The act of pressing or thronging forward.

‘In their throng and press to that last hold.’;

Pressnoun

Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a press of engagements.

Pressnoun

A multitude of individuals crowded together; crowd of single things; a throng.

‘They could not come nigh unto him for the press.’;

Pressverb

To force into service, particularly into naval service; to impress.

‘To peaceful peasant to the wars is pressed.’;

Pressverb

To urge, or act upon, with force, as weight; to act upon by pushing or thrusting, in distinction from pulling; to crowd or compel by a gradual and continued exertion; to bear upon; to squeeze; to compress; as, we press the ground with the feet when we walk; we press the couch on which we repose; we press substances with the hands, fingers, or arms; we are pressed in a crowd.

‘Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together.’;

Pressverb

To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something.

‘From sweet kernels pressed,She tempers dulcet creams.’; ‘And I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand.’;

Pressverb

To squeeze in or with suitable instruments or apparatus, in order to compact, make dense, or smooth; as, to press cotton bales, paper, etc.; to smooth by ironing; as, to press clothes.

Pressverb

To embrace closely; to hug.

‘Leucothoe shook at these alarms,And pressed Palemon closer in her arms.’;

Pressverb

To oppress; to bear hard upon.

‘Press not a falling man too far.’;

Pressverb

To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger.

Pressverb

To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel.

‘Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.’;

Pressverb

To try to force (something upon some one); to urge or inculcate with earnestness or importunity; to enforce; as, to press divine truth on an audience.

‘He pressed a letter upon me within this hour.’; ‘Be sure to press upon him every motive.’;

Pressverb

To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race.

‘The posts . . . went cut, being hastened and pressed on, by the king's commandment.’;

Pressverb

To exert pressure; to bear heavily; to push, crowd, or urge with steady force.

Pressverb

To move on with urging and crowding; to make one's way with violence or effort; to bear onward forcibly; to crowd; to throng; to encroach.

‘They pressed upon him for to touch him.’;

Pressverb

To urge with vehemence or importunity; to exert a strong or compelling influence; as, an argument presses upon the judgment.

Pressnoun

newspaper writers and photographers

Pressnoun

the state of urgently demanding notice or attention;

‘the press of business matters’;

Pressnoun

the gathering and publishing of news in the form of newspapers or magazines

Pressnoun

a machine used for printing

Pressnoun

a dense crowd of people

Pressnoun

a tall piece of furniture that provides storage space for clothes; has a door and rails or hooks for hanging clothes

Pressnoun

clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use

Pressnoun

any machine that exerts pressure to form or shape or cut materials or extract liquids or compress solids

Pressnoun

a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then smoothly lifted overhead

Pressnoun

the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;

‘he gave the button a press’; ‘he used pressure to stop the bleeding’; ‘at the pressing of a button’;

Pressverb

exert pressure or force to or upon;

‘He pressed down on the boards’; ‘press your thumb on this spot’;

Pressverb

force or impel in an indicated direction;

‘I urged him to finish his studies’;

Pressverb

to be oppressive or burdensome;

‘weigh heavily on the mind’; ‘Something pressed on his mind’;

Pressverb

place between two surfaces and apply weight or pressure;

‘pressed flowers’;

Pressverb

squeeze or press together;

‘she compressed her lips’; ‘the spasm contracted the muscle’;

Pressverb

crowd closely;

‘The crowds pressed along the street’;

Pressverb

create by pressing;

‘Press little holes into the soft clay’;

Pressverb

be urgent;

‘This is a pressing problem’;

Pressverb

exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for;

‘The liberal party pushed for reforms’; ‘She is crusading for women's rights’; ‘The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate’;

Pressverb

press from a plastic;

‘press a record’;

Pressverb

make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby;

‘`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman’;

Pressverb

lift weights;

‘This guy can press 300 pounds’;

Pressverb

ask for or request earnestly;

‘The prophet bid all people to become good persons’;

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