browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
impose

more about impose

impose


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impose  \Im*pose"\,  v.  i. 
  To  practice  trick  or  deception. 
 
  {To  impose  on}  or  {upon},  to  pass  or  put  a  trick  on  to 
  delude.  ``He  imposes  on  himself,  and  mistakes  words  for 
  things.''  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impose  \Im*pose"\,  n. 
  A  command;  injunction.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Impose  \Im*pose"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Imposed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Imposing}.]  [F.  imposer;  pref.  im-  in  +  poser  to  place 
  See  {Pose},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  lay  on  to  set  or  place  to  put  to  deposit. 
 
  Cakes  of  salt  and  barley  [she]  did  impose  Within  a 
  wicker  basket.  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  To  lay  as  a  charge,  burden,  tax,  duty,  obligation, 
  command,  penalty,  etc.;  to  enjoin;  to  levy;  to  inflict; 
  as  to  impose  a  toll  or  tribute. 
 
  What  fates  impose,  that  men  must  needs  abide. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Death  is  the  penalty  imposed.  --Milton. 
 
  Thou  on  the  deep  imposest  nobler  laws.  --Waller. 
 
  3.  (Eccl.)  To  lay  on  as  the  hands,  in  the  religious  rites  of 
  confirmation  and  ordination. 
 
  4.  (Print.)  To  arrange  in  proper  order  on  a  table  of  stone  or 
  metal  and  lock  up  in  a  chase  for  printing;  --  said  of 
  columns  or  pages  of  type  forms,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  impose 
  v  1:  compel  or  impose;  "Social  relations  impose  courtesy"  [syn:  {enforce}] 
  2:  impose  something  unpleasant:  "The  principal  visited  his  rage 
  on  the  students"  [syn:  {inflict},  {bring  down},  {visit}] 
  3:  impose  and  collect;  "levy  a  fine"  [syn:  {levy}] 




more about impose