"Press" is a general term having a number of related meanings stemming from the original definition of "pressing" as the physical action of applying force:

  • Press (machine), a machine that shapes material by the application of pressure
  • Printing press, which originally worked by pressing a plate of type onto paper
  • Publisher, a person or organization engaged in publishing, in which the printing press traditionally played a key role
  • a collection of journalists or newspapers
  • Impressment, a method of involuntary recruitment by navies

See also: Pressure