- a mark made by pressure; a mark or figure impressed or printed on something.
- any impression or impressed effect: He left the imprint of his thought on all succeeding scholars.
- the name of a book's publisher printed on the title page or elsewhere, usually with the place and date of publication.
- the statement of such information in a bibliographic description of a printed work.
- a name, title, or other designation by which all or certain specific books of a publisher are identified.
- any marketing name used by a company or organization for a product line; brand or label.
- the printer's name and address as indicated on any printed matter.
- to impress (a quality, character, distinguishing mark, etc.).
- to produce (a mark) on something by pressure.
- to bestow, as a kiss.
- to fix firmly on the mind, memory, etc.
- Animal Behavior, Psychology. to acquire or establish by imprinting.
- to make an imprint upon.
- to make an impression; have an effect.
Origin of imprint
Examples from the Web for imprint
Reprinted by permission of Soft Skull Press, an imprint of Counterpoint.Living Black & Gay in the ’50s
December 3, 2014
No Hero and No Easy Day are published by Penguin Group (USA)'s Dutton imprint.‘They Don’t Call It SEAL Team 6-Year-Old for Nothing’: Commandos Clash Over Tell-All Book
November 3, 2014
Andre Torres, the former editor of Scratch Magazine, which began as an imprint of XXL, remembers similar hostile situations.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine
October 14, 2014
Reprinted by arrangement with Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Random House LLC.Face It—We Rubes Will Never Live Like Gwyneth and Jennifer Aniston
July 2, 2014
Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Random House LLC.The Rise and Fall…and Rise Again of the Old-Fashioned
June 14, 2014
It was published in 1766, with a London imprint on the title-page.Ponteach
How could he who appeared to the tailor Bauh imprint his hand on the board which he presented to him?The Phantom World
Many a volume printed in Holland and Germany bears the London imprint.The Book-Hunter at Home
P. B. M. Allan
For some reason or other no imprint was applied to the plate for the 17c value.The Stamps of Canada
I wanted to imprint a sweet—serious kiss upon your hand; and that's all.'A Pair of Blue Eyes
- a mark or impression produced by pressure, printing, or stamping
- a characteristic mark or indication; stampthe imprint of great sadness on his face
- the publisher's name and address, usually with the date of publication, in a book, pamphlet, etc
- the printer's name and address on any printed matter
- to produce (a mark, impression, etc) on (a surface) by pressure, printing, or stampingto imprint a seal on wax; to imprint wax with a seal
- to establish firmly; impress; stampto imprint the details on one's mind
- (of young animals) to undergo the process of imprinting
Word Origin and History for imprint
late 14c., from Old French empreinter, from empreinte, noun use of fem. past participle of eimpreindre "to impress, imprint," from Vulgar Latin *impremere, from Latin imprimere "to impress, imprint" (see impress). As a noun from mid-15c.