Definition of Imprint in English :

Define Imprint in English

Imprint meaning in English

Meaning of Imprint in English

Pronunciation of Imprint in English

Imprint pronunciation in English

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1. imprint

a distinctive influence

Example Sentences:
'English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion'

2. depression, impression, imprint

a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

Example Sentences:
'he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud'

3. imprint

an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page

Example Sentences:
'the book was published under a distinguished imprint'

4. embossment, imprint

an impression produced by pressure or printing

5. imprint

a device produced by pressure on a surface


6. form, imprint

establish or impress firmly in the mind

Example Sentences:
'We imprint our ideas onto our children'

7. impress, imprint

mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

Example Sentences:
'To make a batik, you impress a design with wax'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun (ˈɪmprɪnt )
a mark or impression produced by pressure, printing, or stamping
a characteristic mark or indication; stamp
the imprint of great sadness on his face
the publisher's name and address, usually with the date of publication, in a book, pamphlet, etc
the printer's name and address on any printed matter
verb (ɪmˈprɪnt )
to produce (a mark, impression, etc) on (a surface) by pressure, printing, or stamping
to imprint a seal on wax
to imprint wax with a seal
to establish firmly; impress; stamp
to imprint the details on one's mind
(of young animals) to undergo the process of imprinting

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verb transitive
to mark by or as by pressing or stamping; impress
to imprint a paper with a seal
to make (a mark or impression) by pressing
to press or apply
to imprint a kiss on the forehead
to implant firmly in the mind or fix in the memory
with on
a sight imprinted forever on her memory
a mark made by imprinting
a lasting effect or characteristic result
the imprint of starvation
a note on a book's title page or its reverse or at the end of the book, giving the publisher's or printer's name, time and place of publication, etc.
the name of a publishing company

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. im·print·ed, im·print·ing, im·prints
1. To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
2. To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure.
3. To impart a strong or vivid impression of: "We imprint our own ideas onto acts" (Ellen Goodman).
4. To fix firmly, as in the mind: He tried to imprint the telephone number in his memory.
5. To cause (a very young animal) to recognize and be attracted to another animal or to an object identified as the parent. Often used with on.
6. To modify (a gene) chemically, as by DNA methylation, affecting the gene's expression in offspring.
To become imprinted on another animal or on an object identified as the parent. Used of newborn or very young animals. Often used with on: lab animals that imprint on researchers.
n. (ĭmprĭnt)
1. A mark or pattern produced by imprinting; an impression.
2. A distinguishing influence or effect: Spanish architecture that shows the imprint of Islamic rule.
3. A chemical modification of a gene affecting the gene's expression in offspring.
a. A publisher's name, often with the date, address, and edition, printed at the bottom of a title page of a publication.
b. A publishing business with a unique name, usually owned by a larger publishing firm: started a paperback imprint for young-adult novels.

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