Definition of Imprint

1. Noun. A distinctive influence. "English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion"

Generic synonyms: Influence



2. Verb. Establish or impress firmly in the mind. "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
Exact synonyms: Form
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work
Derivative terms: Formative, Imprinting

3. Noun. A concavity in a surface produced by pressing. "He left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

4. Verb. Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure. "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
Exact synonyms: Impress
Generic synonyms: Change Surface
Specialized synonyms: Stamp, Boss, Emboss, Stamp
Entails: Press
Derivative terms: Impression

5. Noun. 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. "The book was published under a distinguished imprint"
Generic synonyms: Identification

6. Noun. An impression produced by pressure or printing.
Exact synonyms: Embossment
Generic synonyms: Impression, Stamp

7. Noun. A device produced by pressure on a surface.
Generic synonyms: Device
Specialized synonyms: Impression

Definition of Imprint

1. v. t. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Imprint

1. Noun. An impression; the mark left behind by printing something. ¹

2. Noun. The name and details of a publisher or printer, as printed in a book etc.; a publishing house. ¹

3. Noun. A distinctive marking, symbol or logo. ¹

4. Verb. To leave a print, impression, image, etc. ¹

5. Verb. To learn something indelibly at a particular stage of life, such as who one's mother is. ¹

6. Verb. To mark a gene as being from a particular parent so that only one of the two copies of the gene is expressed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imprint

1. to produce a mark by pressure [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Imprint

1. 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) Origin: OE. Emprenten, F. Empreint, p. P. Of empreindre to imprint, fr. L. Imprimere to impres, imprint. See 1st In-, Print, and cf. Impress. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imprint

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Literary usage of Imprint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Real Shelley: New Views of the Poet's Life by John Cordy Jeaffreson (1885)
"imprint of Queen Mab — The Poem's Notes — The Author's Views touching Marriage—Places of Abode in London—Presentation Copies— Shelley ' a I.ion '—Half-Moon ..."

2. Catalog Rules: Author and Title Entries by American Library Association., James Christian Meinich Hanson, Library Association. (1908)
"6 Two places connected by AND, UND, ET, etc., or by a dash (-) or other device, with publisher's name either preceding or following.— Give imprint in the ..."

3. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Jesuits, Reuben Gold Thwaites (1900)
"The copy in Lenox Library has this imprint: " Paris | Société du Pantheon ... The Lenox copy of vol. iii. has this imprint on the cover-title : " Paris | au ..."

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