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indent

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verb in·dent \in-ˈdent\

Definition of indent

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to divide (a document) so as to produce sections with irregular edges that can be matched for authentication b :  to draw up (as a deed) in two or more exactly corresponding copies

  3. 2 :  to notch the edge of :  make jagged

  4. 3 :  indenture

  5. 4 :  to set (as a line of a paragraph) in from the margin

  6. 5 chiefly British :  to order by an indent

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 obsolete :  to make a formal or express agreement

  9. 2 :  to form an indentation

  10. 3 chiefly British :  to make out an indent for something

indenter noun
indent on
  1. 1 chiefly British :  to make a requisition on

  2. 2 chiefly British :  to draw on



Origin of indent

Middle English, from Anglo-French endenter, from en- + dent tooth, from Latin dent-, dens — more at tooth


First Known Use: 14th century

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indent

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noun in·dent \in-ˈdent, ˈin-ˌ\

Definition of indent

  1. 1 a :  indenture 1 b :  a certificate issued by the United States at the close of the American Revolution for the principal or interest on the public debt

  2. 2 chiefly British a :  an official requisition b :  a purchase order for goods especially when sent from a foreign country

  3. 3 :  indention



15th Century

First Known Use of indent

15th century


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indent

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verb in·dent \in-ˈdent\

Definition of indent

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to force inward so as to form a depression

  3. 2 :  to form a dent in

indenter noun


Origin of indent

Middle English endenten, from en- + denten to dent


First Known Use: 15th century


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indent

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noun in·dent \in-ˈdent, ˈin-ˌ\

Definition of indent



1596

First Known Use of indent

1596


INDENT Defined for Kids

indent

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verb in·dent \in-ˈdent\

Definition of indent for Students

indentedindenting

  1. :  to set in from the margin <Indent the first line of your paragraph.>





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