Imprint Definition

ĭm-prĭnt
imprinted, imprinting, imprints
verb
imprinted, imprinting, imprints
To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
American Heritage
To mark by or as by pressing or stamping; impress.
To imprint a paper with a seal.
Webster's New World

To learn by means of imprinting.

Webster's New World
To make (a mark or impression) by pressing.
Webster's New World
To impart a strong or vivid impression of.
American Heritage
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noun
imprints
A mark made by imprinting.
Webster's New World
A lasting effect or characteristic result.
The imprint of starvation.
Webster's New World
A chemical modification of a gene affecting the gene's expression in offspring.
American Heritage Medicine
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.
Webster's New World
The name of a publishing company.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Imprint

Noun

Singular:
imprint
Plural:
imprints

Origin of Imprint

  • Middle English emprenten from Old French empreinter from empreinte impression from feminine past participle of empreindre to print from Latin imprimere to impress impress1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French empreinter, from the past participle of empreindre, from Latin imprimere

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French empreinte, from the past participle of empreindre, from Latin imprimere

    From Wiktionary

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