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imprint

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verb im·print \im-ˈprint, ˈim-ˌprint\

Definition of imprint

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark by or as if by pressure :  impress

  3. 2a :  to fix indelibly or permanently (as on the memory)b :  to subject to or induce by imprinting an imprinted preference

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo imprinting

imprinter

play \im-ˈprin-tər, ˈim-ˌprin-\ noun

Examples of imprint in a Sentence

  1. wearing a T-shirt imprinted with the company logo

  2. a picture imprinted in my memory

Recent Examples of imprint from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of imprint

Middle English emprenten, from Anglo-French emprient, 3rd singular of enpreindre to impress (from Latin imprimere) & empreinter, from emprent, past participle of enpreindre


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imprint

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noun im·print \ˈim-ˌprint\

Definition of imprint

  1. :  something imprinted or printed: such asa :  a mark or depression made by pressure the fossil imprint of a dinosaur's footb :  an identifying name (as of a publisher) placed conspicuously on a product; also :  the name under which a publisher issues booksc :  an indelible distinguishing effect or influence

Examples of imprint in a Sentence

  1. We saw an imprint of a bike tire on the dirt trail.

  2. a fossil imprint of a dinosaur's foot

Recent Examples of imprint from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'imprint'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of imprint

Middle English enpreent, from Anglo-French emprente, from feminine of emprent, past participle of enpreindre



IMPRINT Defined for English Language Learners

imprint

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Definition of imprint for English Language Learners

  • : to create a mark by pressing against a surface

  • : to cause (something) to stay in your mind or memory

imprint

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Definition of imprint for English Language Learners

  • : a mark created by pressing against a surface : something imprinted or printed

  • : a strong effect or influence

  • : a publisher's name on the title page of a book


IMPRINT Defined for Kids

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imprint

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verb im·print \im-ˈprint\

Definition of imprint for Students

imprinted

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imprinting

  1. 1 :  to make a mark by pressing against a surface :  stamp The design was imprinted on paper.

  2. 2 :  to fix firmly in the mind or memory This day is imprinted in my memory.


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imprint

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noun im·print \ˈim-ˌprint\

Definition of imprint for Students

  1. :  a mark made by pressing against a surface The tires left an imprint.


Medical Dictionary

imprint

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verb im·print \im-ˈprint, ˈim-ˌ\

Medical Definition of imprint

  1. 1:  to fix indelibly or permanently (as on the memory)

  2. 2:  to subject to or induce by imprinting an imprinted preference a gene imprinted to be inactive when inherited from the mother

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to undergo imprinting

imprinter

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