imprint

[noun im-print; verb im-print]

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make an impression; have an effect.

Nearby words

  1. impressure,
  2. imprest,
  3. imprest fund,
  4. imprimatur,
  5. imprimis,
  6. imprinter,
  7. imprinting,
  8. imprison,
  9. imprisonment,
  10. improbability

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

Related formsre·im·print, verb (used with object)un·im·print·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for imprint

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)

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
Derived Formsimprinter, noun

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Word Origin and History for imprint

imprint

v.

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.

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