[ noun im-print; verb im-print ]
/ noun ˈɪm prɪnt; verb ɪmˈprɪnt /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make an impression; have an effect.

Origin of imprint

1325–75; im-1 + print; replacing Middle English empreynten < Middle French empreinter, derivative of empreinte, feminine past participle of empreindre < Latin imprimere to impress1


re·im·print, verb (used with object)un·im·print·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for imprint


noun (ˈɪmprɪnt)

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

verb (ɪmˈprɪnt)

Derived forms of imprint

imprinter, noun
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