MAGAZINE, primarily a warehouse for goods or merchandise Arab, makhzan, a storehouse, from khazana, to store up). In Morocco makhzan (or maghzen) has come to be used as the name )f the government. The Spaniards adopted the Arabic in the orm magacen, and the English form comes through the older 'rench magazin, modern magasin. The meaning of a storehouse >r large shop, common in French, is rare in English except in he military use of the term for a building for the storage of explosives and ammunition. It is applied to the chamber f a repeating rifle or machine-gun containing the supply of artridges. The name as applied to a periodical publication containing articles on various subjects was first used in the Gentleman's Magazine (1731), described as " a monthly collection, to treasure up as in a magazine " articles on the subjects with which it was proposed to deal.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)