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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imprint  \Im*print"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Imptrinted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Imprinting}.]  [OE.  emprenten  F.  empreint,  p.  p.  of 
  empreindre  to  imprint,  fr  L.  imprimere  to  impres,  imprint. 
  See  1st  {In-},  {Print},  and  cf  {Impress}.] 
  1.  To  impress;  to  mark  by  pressure;  to  indent;  to  stamp. 
 
  And  sees  his  num'rous  herds  imprint  her  sands. 
  --Prior. 
 
  2.  To  stamp  or  mark,  as  letters  on  paper,  by  means  of  type 
  plates,  stamps,  or  the  like  to  print  the  mark  (figures, 
  letters,  etc.,  upon  something). 
 
  Nature  imprints  upon  whate'er  we  see  That  has  a 
  heart  and  life  in  it  ``Be  free.''  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  To  fix  indelibly  or  permanently,  as  in  the  mind  or  memory; 
  to  impress. 
 
  Ideas  of  those  two  different  things  distinctly 
  imprinted  on  his  mind.  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Imprint  \Im"print\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  empreinte  impress,  stamp.  See 
  {Imprint},  v.  t.] 
  Whatever  is  impressed  or  imprinted;  the  impress  or  mark  left 
  by  something  specifically,  the  name  of  the  printer  or 
  publisher  (usually)  with  the  time  and  place  of  issue,  in  the 
  title-page  of  a  book,  or  on  any  printed  sheet.  ``That  imprint 
  of  their  hands.''  --Buckle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imprint 
  n  1:  a  distinctive  influence;  "English  stills  bears  the  imprint 
  of  the  Norman  invasion" 
  2:  a  concavity  in  a  surface  produced  by  pressing;  "he  left  the 
  impression  of  his  fingers  in  the  soft  mud"  [syn:  {depression}, 
  {impression}] 
  3:  an  impression  produced  by  pressure  or  printing  [syn:  {embossment}] 
  4:  a  device  produced  by  pressure  on  a  surface 
  v  1:  establish  or  impress  firmly  in  the  mind;  "We  imprint  our 
  ideas  onto  our  children"  [syn:  {form}] 
  2:  mark  or  stamp  with  or  as  if  with  pressure;  "To  make  a  batik, 
  you  impress  a  design  with  wax"  [syn:  {impress}] 




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