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[n] a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
[n] a storehouse (as a compartment on a warship) where weapons and ammunition are stored
[n] product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object; "tripped over a pile of magazines"
[n] a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying it for exposure as required
[n] a periodic paperback publication; "it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money"
[n] a business firm that publishes magazines; "he works for a magazine"

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\Mag`a*zine"\, n. [F. magasin, It. magazzino, or Sp. magacen, almagacen; all fr. Ar. makhzan, almakhzan, a storehouse, granary, or cellar.]
1. A receptacle in which anything is stored, especially military stores, as ammunition, arms, provisions, etc. ``Armories and magazines.'' --Milton.
2. The building or room in which the supply of powder is kept in a fortification or a ship.
3. A chamber in a gun for holding a number of cartridges to be fed automatically to the piece.
4. A pamphlet published periodically containing miscellaneous papers or compositions. {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.
\Mag`a*zine"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Magazined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Magazining}.] To store in, or as in, a magazine; to store up for use.
\Mag`a*zine"\, n.
1. A country or district especially rich in natural products.
2. A city viewed as a marketing center.
3. A reservoir or supply chamber for a stove, battery, camera, typesetting machine, or other apparatus.
4. A store, or shop, where goods are kept for sale.

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