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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indented  \In*dent"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Cut  in  the  edge  into  points  or  inequalities,  like  teeth; 
  jagged;  notched;  stamped  in  dented  on  the  surface. 
 
  2.  Having  an  uneven,  irregular  border;  sinuous;  undulating. 
  --Milton.  Shak. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  Notched  like  the  part  of  a  saw  consisting  of  the 
  teeth;  serrated;  as  an  indented  border  or  ordinary. 
 
  4.  Bound  out  by  an  indenture;  apprenticed;  indentured;  as  an 
  indented  servant. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  Notched  along  the  margin  with  a  different 
  color,  as  the  feathers  of  some  birds. 
 
  {Indented  line}  (Fort.),  a  line  with  alternate  long  and  short 
  faces,  with  salient  and  receding  angles,  each  face  giving 
  a  flanking  fire  along  the  front  of  the  next 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indent  \In*dent"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Indented};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Indenting}.]  [OE.  endenten  to  notch,  fit  in  OF 
  endenter  LL  indentare,  fr  L.  in  +  dens,  dentis,  tooth.  See 
  {Tooth},  and  cf  {Indenture}.] 
  1.  To  notch;  to  jag;  to  cut  into  points  like  a  row  of  teeth; 
  as  to  indent  the  edge  of  paper. 
 
  2.  To  dent;  to  stamp  or  to  press  in  to  impress;  as  indent  a 
  smooth  surface  with  a  hammer;  to  indent  wax  with  a  stamp. 
 
  3.  [Cf.  {Indenture}.]  To  bind  out  by  indenture  or  contract; 
  to  indenture;  to  apprentice;  as  to  indent  a  young  man  to 
  a  shoemaker;  to  indent  a  servant. 
 
  4.  (Print.)  To  begin  (a  line  or  lines)  at  a  greater  or  less 
  distance  from  the  margin;  as  to  indent  the  first  line  of 
  a  paragraph  one  em  to  indent  the  second  paragraph  two  ems 
  more  than  the  first  See  {Indentation},  and  {Indention}. 
 
  5.  (Mil.)  To  make  an  order  upon  to  draw  upon  as  for 
  military  stores.  [India]  --Wilhelm. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indented 
  adj  1:  having  repeated  square  indentations  like  those  in  a 
  battlement;  "a  crenelated  molding"  [syn:  {embattled}, 
  {crenelated},  {crenelate},  {crenellated},  {crenellate}] 
  2:  having  the  central  portion  lower  than  the  margin;  "a 
  depressed  pustule"  [syn:  {depressed}] 




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