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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imposing  \Im*pos"ing\,  a. 
  1.  Laying  as  a  duty;  enjoining. 
 
  2.  Adapted  to  impress  forcibly;  impressive;  commanding;  as 
  an  imposing  air;  an  imposing  spectacle.  ``Large  and 
  imposing  edifices.''  --Bp.  Hobart. 
 
  3.  Deceiving;  deluding;  misleading. 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imposing  \Im*pos"ing\,  n.  (Print.) 
  The  act  of  imposing  the  columns  of  a  page,  or  the  pages  of  a 
  sheet.  See  {Impose},  v.  t.,  4. 
 
  {Imposing  stone}  (Print.),  the  stone  on  which  the  pages  or 
  columns  of  types  are  imposed  or  made  into  forms;  --  called 
  also  {imposing  table}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imposing 
  adj  1:  impressive  in  appearance;  "a  baronial  mansion";  "an  imposing 
  residence";  "a  noble  tree";  "severe-looking  policemen 
  sat  astride  noble  horses";  "stately  columns"  [syn:  {baronial}, 
  {noble},  {stately}] 
  2:  used  of  a  person's  appearance  or  behavior;  befitting  an 
  eminent  person;  "his  distinguished  bearing";  "the 
  monarch's  imposing  presence";  "she  reigned  in  magisterial 
  beauty"  [syn:  {distinguished},  {magisterial}] 




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