1. [ adjective ] compelling immediate action
Synonyms: urgent

"too pressing to permit of longer delay" "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'" "bridges in urgent need of repair"

Related terms: imperative
2. [ noun ] the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
Synonyms: pressure press

"he gave the button a press" "he used pressure to stop the bleeding" "at the pressing of a button"

Related terms: push compression impression decompression press compress press press push
3. [ noun ] a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press
Related terms: part press
Similar spelling:   pressingly