the printed word

the printed word

Anything that is written on a physical piece of paper; printed media in general, especially books. It's important to foster a love of the printed word in children at an early age. The sudden and ubiquitous rise of e-books and smart devices led many to worry that the printed word may vanish altogether.
See also: print, word

the printed ˈword/ˈpage

stories, articles, etc. printed in a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.
See also: page, print, word
References in classic literature ?
If he led them out of rooms where it was, if he shut up drawers and closets where it stood, if he drew the curious from places where he knew it to be secreted, and got them out into the streets, the very chimneys of the mills assumed that shape, and round them was the printed word.
He could curl up and look at the pictures in the strange things which were books, he could puzzle out the printed word he had learned to read without knowledge of the spoken language it represented, he could live in a wonderful world of which he had no knowledge beyond the covers of his beloved books.
How the printed words made us forget the world in which we live, and carried us away to a wonderland,
was written as plainly upon Taylor's face as though his features were the printed words upon an open book.
A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
She was mystified; but when she saw the printed words beneath her signature, she felt a cold, clammy chill run up her spine.
The pages of his mind were blank, and, without effort, much he read and liked, stanza by stanza, was impressed upon those pages, so that he was soon able to extract great joy from chanting aloud or under his breath the music and the beauty of the printed words he had read.
This partnership with Lion Rock is a clear example of the depth and breath of the brand, illustrating the impact it has far beyond the printed word.
Adam "Serpentius", Producer from HomeLAN, expressed his excitement about the project: "I've always been thrilled by the concept of broadcasting games and reaching gamers through means other than just the printed word.
VNRs are the television version of printed press releases, translating the printed word into the compelling video format that television newsrooms need.
The video serves as a much more vivid communication vehicle than the printed word for truly understanding our company.
Today, World Book seeks to create innovative products that extend beyond the printed word without leaving tradition behind.
In addition, Lemaire needed broader public support, which he hoped to gain with the printed word just as the king used print to foster his political purposes.
Clearly, information is more easily communicated and retained using audio and video than through the printed word, and ClearStream Forum offers a significant advantage over traditional business television (BTV)," said Neil Bauer, president, CyberStar.
The importance of Scribner's study strikes the reader on the very first page: "The role played by printing is undeniable, but over-concentration on the printed word may seriously distort our understanding of how Reformation ideas spread among the population at large" (1).