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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;
- Example: "he gave the button a press"
- Example: "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"
- Example: "at the pressing of a button"
[syn: press, pressure, pressing]

2. a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press;


1. compelling immediate action;
- Example: "too pressing to permit of longer delay"
- Example: "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"
- Example: "bridges in urgent need of repair"
[syn: pressing, urgent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Press \Press\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pressed; p. pr. & vb. n. Pressing.] [F. presser, fr. L. pressare to press, fr. premere, pressum, to press. Cf. Print, v.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together. --Luke vi. 38. [1913 Webster] 2. To squeeze, in order to extract the juice or contents of; to squeeze out, or express, from something. [1913 Webster] From sweet kernels pressed, She tempers dulcet creams. --Milton. [1913 Webster] And I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh's hand. --Gen. xl. 11. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. To embrace closely; to hug. [1913 Webster] Leucothoe shook at these alarms, And pressed Palemon closer in her arms. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. To oppress; to bear hard upon. [1913 Webster] Press not a falling man too far. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. To straiten; to distress; as, to be pressed with want or hunger. [1913 Webster] 7. To exercise very powerful or irresistible influence upon or over; to constrain; to force; to compel. [1913 Webster] Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. --Acts xviii. 5. [1913 Webster] 8. 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. [1913 Webster] He pressed a letter upon me within this hour. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Be sure to press upon him every motive. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 9. To drive with violence; to hurry; to urge on; to ply hard; as, to press a horse in a race. [1913 Webster] The posts . . . went cut, being hastened and pressed on, by the king's commandment. --Esther viii. 14. [1913 Webster] Note: Press differs from drive and strike in usually denoting a slow or continued application of force; whereas drive and strike denote a sudden impulse of force. [1913 Webster] Pressed brick. See under Brick. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pressing \Press"ing\, a. Urgent; exacting; importunate; as, a pressing necessity. -- Press"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pressing adj 1: compelling immediate action; "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair" [syn: pressing, urgent] n 1: 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" [syn: press, pressure, pressing] 2: a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "pressing": abetment, actuating, acute, animating, blandishment, burning, buttonholing, cajolement, cajolery, causal, causative, clamant, clamorous, coactive, coaxing, compelling, compulsatory, compulsive, compulsory, concentration, constraining, critical, crucial, crying, decoction, demanding, directive, distillation, draining, driving, dunning, encouragement, exacting, exigent, exorbitant, expression, extortionate, goading, grasping, grave, high-pressure, high-priority, impelling, imperative, imperious, important, importunate, importunateness, importunity, impulsive, inducive, infusion, insistence, insistent, instance, instant, irresistible, loud, major, momentous, motivating, motivational, motive, moving, nagging, needling, persistent, pertinacious, pestering, pivotal, plaguing, plying, portentous, pressure, pricking, prodding, profound, rendering, rendition, restraining, serious, significant, soaking, spurring, squeezing, steeping, taxing, teasing, urgency, urgent, urging, vital, wheedling