Definitions for: Imprint


[n] a device produced by pressure on a surface
[n] a distinctive influence; "English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion"
[n] an impression produced by pressure or printing
[n] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
[v] mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
[v] establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"



Webster (1913) Definition: Im*print", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imptrinted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Imprinting.] [OE. emprenten, F. empreint, p. p. of
empreindre to imprint, fr. L. imprimere to impres, imprint.
See 1st In-, Print, and cf. Impress.]
1. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.

And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands.
--Prior.

2. To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type,
plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures,
letters, etc., upon something).

Nature imprints upon whate'er we see, That has a
heart and life in it, ``Be free.'' --Cowper.

3. To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory;
to impress.

Ideas of those two different things distinctly
imprinted on his mind. --Locke.


Im"print, n. [Cf. F. empreinte impress, stamp. See
Imprint, v. t.]
Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left
by something; specifically, the name of the printer or
publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the
title-page of a book, or on any printed sheet. ``That imprint
of their hands.'' --Buckle.

Synonyms: depression, embossment, form, impress, impression

See Also: act upon, boss, change surface, channel, chap, concave shape, concavity, crack, cranny, crease, crevice, crinkle, dent, device, dimple, dip, droop, emboss, fissure, furrow, groove, impression, impression, incision, incurvation, incurvature, influence, influence, line, press, prick, sag, scratch, seam, slit, stamp, stamp, work, wrinkle

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