General English


  • noun a special type of newspaper, usually published only weekly or monthly, often with a glossy cover and often devoted to a particular subject


  • noun a number of pages in a videotext system


  • A building for storage of explosives.


  • A compartment utilized for storage or for supplying a material to be used. For example, the compartment in a camera where a film cartridge or disk is placed.

Human Resources

  • noun a paper, usually with pictures and printed on glossy paper, which comes out regularly, every month or every week

Information & Library Science

  • noun a radio or television programme made up of several different items
  • noun a container for slides to be used in an automatic projector

Media Studies

  • noun a publication issued at regular intervals, usually weekly or monthly, containing articles, stories, photographs, advertisements and other features, with a page size that is usually smaller than that of a newspaper but larger than that of a book
  • noun a space or compartment in a camera from which film is loaded without exposing it to light.
  • noun a container designed to hold a number of photographic slides and feed them automatically through a projector
  • abbreviationmag.


  • noun a metal or plastic ammunition container, which is fitted to a gun and is designed to feed the rounds directly into the breech
  • noun a compartment in a ship, used for storing ammunition
  • noun a building or compound, used for storing military supplies (such as ammunition, clothing, food, fuel, weapons, etc.)


  • noun a container on a Linotype machine which contains the matrices from which the slugs are cast

Origin & History of “magazine”

The original meaning of magazine, now disused, was ‘storehouse’. The word comes, via French magasin and Italian magazzino, from Arabic makhāzin, the plural of makhzan ‘store-house’ (a derivative of the verb khazana ‘store’). It was soon applied specifically to a ‘store for arms’, and the modern sense ‘journal’, first recorded in the early 18th century, goes back to a 17th-century metaphorical application to a ‘storehouse of information’.