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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Magazine \Mag`a*zine"\, n. [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp. magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.] [1913 Webster] 1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc. "Armories and magazines." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship. [1913 Webster] 3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece. [1913 Webster] 4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions. [1913 Webster] 5. A country or district especially rich in natural products. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 6. A city viewed as a marketing center. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 7. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 8. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Magazine dress, clothing made chiefly of woolen, without anything metallic about it, to be worn in a powder magazine. Magazine gun, a portable firearm, as a rifle, with a chamber carrying cartridges which are brought automatically into position for firing. Magazine stove, a stove having a chamber for holding fuel which is supplied to the fire by some self-feeding process, as in the common base-burner. [1913 Webster]