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imp

noun \ ˈimp \

Definition of imp

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

Examples of imp in a Sentence

  1. scooped up the little imp and took him to bed

  2. a story about a crumbling mansion infested with a brood of imps

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Origin and Etymology of imp

Middle English impe, from Old English impa, from impian to imp


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imp

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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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imp

abbreviation

Definition of imp

1 imperative
2 imperfect
3 imperial
4 import; imported

IMP Defined for English Language Learners

imp

noun

Definition of imp for English Language Learners

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

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


IMP Defined for Kids

imp

noun \ ˈimp \

Definition of imp for Students

1 : a small demon
2 : a mischievous child

Medical Dictionary

IMP

noun \ ˌī-ˌem-ˈpē \

medical Definition of IMP



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