Definition of Prease

1. v. t. & i. To press; to crowd.



Definition of Prease

1. Noun. (obsolete form of press) (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete form of press) (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete form of praise) (defdate 16th c.) ¹

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Definition of Prease

1. to press [v PREASED, PREASING, PREASES] - See also: press

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prease

preapproved
preapproves
preapproving
prearchival
prearm
prearmed
prearming
prearms
prearrange
prearranged
prearrangement
prearrangements
prearranges
prearranging
prearrival
prease (current term)
preased
preases
preasing
preaspiration
preaspirations

Literary usage of Prease

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"To see if Skelton will put himself in prease Among the thickest of all the whole route, Make noise enough, ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"In case she be constrained to abide In prease of company. ... To prease, v. To press. No humble suitors prease to speak for right. 3 Hen. Г I, iii, 1. ..."

3. A New Dictionary of Quotations from the Greek, Latin, and Modern Languages (1869)
"Delit de la prease. Fr.—"A trial for libel." Belle ingiurie il remedio e lo scordarsi. Ital. prov.—" To forget a wrong is the best revenge. ..."

4. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"... which I prevented from swarming, yet with no in- prease from them. I obtained only 1655 Ibs. of honey, or on an average about 56 Ibs. to each. ..."

5. The Boke Named The Gouernour by Thomas Elyot (1883)
"4& Palsgrave has, 'I prease in to a place by ... you be nat ashamed to prease in to the kynges chaumber on this ..."

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