imp


1imp

noun \ˈimp\

: a small creature that plays harmful tricks in children's stories

: a child who causes trouble in a playful way : a mischievous child

Full Definition of IMP

1
obsolete :  shoot, bud; also :  graft
2
a :  a small demon :  fiend
b :  a mischievous child :  urchin

Examples of IMP

  1. <scooped up the little imp and took him to bed>
  2. <a story about a crumbling mansion infested with a brood of imps>

Origin of IMP

Middle English impe, from Old English impa, from impian to imp
First Known Use: before 12th century

2imp

verb

Definition of IMP

transitive verb
1
:  to graft or repair (a wing, tail, or feather) with a feather to improve a falcon's flying capacity
2
:  to equip with wings

Origin of IMP

Middle English, from Old English impian to graft, from Vulgar Latin *imputare, from Late Latin impotus grafted shoot, from Greek emphytos implanted, from emphyein to implant, from em- 2en- + phyein to bring forth — more at be
First Known Use: 15th century

3imp

abbreviation

Definition of IMP

1
imperative
2
imperfect
3
imperial
4
import; imported

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