noun Animal Behavior, Psychology.
Definition for imprinting (2 of 2)
- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of imprint
Examples from the Web for imprinting
Imprinting is introduced in Eclipse as an involuntary, lifelong attachment to a soul mate.
But Sir Francis had possessed himself of her hand, and was imprinting ardent kisses upon it.Dust|Julian Hawthorne
The custom of tattooing, or imprinting figures on the skin, is general among the inhabitants of this group of islands.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
He gathered her to himself, imprinting kisses upon her lips and cheeks.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
British Dictionary definitions for imprinting (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for imprinting (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for imprinting
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.