Complete Definition of "pressing"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-pressing.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Needing urgent attention.

#*1841, w:Charles_Dickens|Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 75,
#*:âI come on business.âPrivate,â he added, with a glance at the man who stood looking on, âand very pressing business.â

  1. insistent|Insistent, earnest, or persistent.

#*1891, w:Oscar_Wilde|Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 2,
#*:You are very pressing, Basil, but I am afraid I must go.
#*1908, w:Joseph_Conrad|Joseph Conrad, "The Duel,"
#*:He was pressing and persuasive.

Noun
en-noun

  1. The application of pressure by a press or other means.
  2. A metal or plastic part made with a press.
  3. The process of improve|improving the appearance of clothing by removing creases with a press or an iron.
  4. The extraction of juice from fruit using a press.
  5. A phonograph record; a number of records pressed at the same time.
  6. urgent|Urgent insistence.

Verb
pressing

  1. present participle of|press

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