out of print

out of print
[for a book] to be no longer available from the publisher. •

The book you want just went out of print, but perhaps I can find a used copy for you.

It was published nearly ten years ago, so it's probably out of print.

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{adj. phr.} No longer obtainable from the publisher because the printed copies have been sold out; no longer printed. * /The book is out of print. An edition of one thousand copies was sold and no more copies were printed./ Compare: OUT OF STOCK. Contrast: IN PRINT.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Out of print — refers to an item, typically a book (see: Out of print books), but can include any print or visual media or sound recording, that is in the state of no longer being published. The abbreviation OOP (also OP) is a more general term that encompasses …   Wikipedia

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  • Out of print — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • out of print — phrasal not procurable from the publisher …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Out-of-print book — Out of print books may be found at libraries or specialty book stores. An out of print book is a book that is no longer being published. Out of print books are often rare, and may be difficult to acquire. A publisher will usually create a print… …   Wikipedia

  • Print on demand — (POD), sometimes called, in error, publish on demand, is a printing technology and business process in which new copies of a book (or other document) are not printed until an order has been received. Print on Demand developed only after digital… …   Wikipedia

  • Print — Print, n. [See {Print}, v., {Imprint}, n.] 1. A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or snow.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Print works — Print Print, n. [See {Print}, v., {Imprint}, n.] 1. A mark made by impression; a line, character, figure, or indentation, made by the pressure of one thing on another; as, the print of teeth or nails in flesh; the print of the foot in sand or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Out — (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.] In its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Out at — Out Out (out), adv. [OE. out, ut, oute, ute, AS. [=u]t, and [=u]te, [=u]tan, fr. [=u]t; akin to D. uit, OS. [=u]t, G. aus, OHG. [=u]z, Icel. [=u]t, Sw. ut, Dan. ud, Goth. ut, Skr. ud. [root]198. Cf. {About}, {But}, prep., {Carouse}, {Utter}, a.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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