noun Animal Behavior, Psychology.
Origin of imprinting
- 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
Related Words for imprintingsignature, etch, inscribe, engrave, emblem, name, trace, stamp, impress, influence, effect, dent, design, indentation, trademark, print, mark, banner, heading, sign
Examples from the Web for imprinting
Contemporary Examples of imprinting
Imprinting is introduced in Eclipse as an involuntary, lifelong attachment to a soul mate.The Future of Twilight
July 1, 2010
Historical Examples of imprinting
He gathered her to himself, imprinting kisses upon her lips and cheeks.Sister Carrie
I am almost afraid at the power she has of imprinting herself on the mind.Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
He put his arm about her, and drew her into a close, tender embrace, imprinting a long and ardent kiss upon the rich red lips.Mildred at Home
He kissed her cheek, imprinting thereon a Cupid's bow, by reason of his own addiction to the lipstick.Ptomaine Street
But Sir Francis had possessed himself of her hand, and was imprinting ardent kisses upon it.Dust
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.