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imp

 (ĭmp)
n.
1. A mischievous child.
2. A small demon.
3. Obsolete A graft.
tr.v. imped, imp·ing, imps
1. To graft (new feathers) onto the wing of a trained falcon or hawk to repair damage or increase flying capacity.
2. To furnish with wings.

[Middle English impe, scion, sprig, offspring, from Old English impa, young shoot, from impian, to graft, ultimately from Medieval Latin impotus, graft, from Greek emphutos, grafted, from emphuein, to implant : en-, in; see en-2 + phuein, to make grow; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]

imp

(ɪmp)
n
1. (European Myth & Legend) a small demon or devil; mischievous sprite
2. a mischievous child
vb
(Falconry) (tr) falconry to insert (new feathers) into the stumps of broken feathers in order to repair the wing of a hawk or falcon
[Old English impa bud, graft, hence offspring, child, from impian to graft, ultimately from Greek emphutos implanted, from emphuein to implant, from phuein to plant]

imp

(ɪmp)

n.
1. a small devil or demon.
2. a mischievous child.
3. Obs. a scion or offshoot of a plant or tree.
v.t.
4. to repair or graft (a falcon's wing, tail, or feather) so as to improve powers of flight.
[before 900; Middle English impe, Old English impa, impe shoot, graft < Late Latin impotus, imputus grafted shoot < Greek émphytos planted]

imp.

1. imperative.
2. imperfect.
3. imperial.
4. import.
5. imprint.

imp


Past participle: imped
Gerund: imping

Imperative
imp
imp
Present
I imp
you imp
he/she/it imps
we imp
you imp
they imp
Preterite
I imped
you imped
he/she/it imped
we imped
you imped
they imped
Present Continuous
I am imping
you are imping
he/she/it is imping
we are imping
you are imping
they are imping
Present Perfect
I have imped
you have imped
he/she/it has imped
we have imped
you have imped
they have imped
Past Continuous
I was imping
you were imping
he/she/it was imping
we were imping
you were imping
they were imping
Past Perfect
I had imped
you had imped
he/she/it had imped
we had imped
you had imped
they had imped
Future
I will imp
you will imp
he/she/it will imp
we will imp
you will imp
they will imp
Future Perfect
I will have imped
you will have imped
he/she/it will have imped
we will have imped
you will have imped
they will have imped
Future Continuous
I will be imping
you will be imping
he/she/it will be imping
we will be imping
you will be imping
they will be imping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imping
you have been imping
he/she/it has been imping
we have been imping
you have been imping
they have been imping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imping
you will have been imping
he/she/it will have been imping
we will have been imping
you will have been imping
they will have been imping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imping
you had been imping
he/she/it had been imping
we had been imping
you had been imping
they had been imping
Conditional
I would imp
you would imp
he/she/it would imp
we would imp
you would imp
they would imp
Past Conditional
I would have imped
you would have imped
he/she/it would have imped
we would have imped
you would have imped
they would have imped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imp - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievousimp - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
leprechaun - a mischievous elf in Irish folklore
sandman - an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
2.imp - one who is playfully mischievousimp - one who is playfully mischievous  
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
brat, holy terror, little terror, terror - a very troublesome child

imp

noun
1. demon, devil, sprite He sees the devil as a little imp with horns.
2. rascal, rogue, brat, urchin, minx, scamp, pickle (Brit. informal), gamin I didn't say that, you little imp!

imp

noun
One who causes minor trouble or damage:
Informal: cutup.
Translations
عِفْريتوَلَدٌ عفريت ، مُشاكِس
čertíknezbedararášekskřítek
lille djævelspilopmagertrold
huncut kölyökkisördög
óòekktarangipúki
valiūgiškasvelniūkštis
draiskulisnebēdnisvelnēns
küçük şeytanyaramaz çocuk

imp

[ɪmp] Ndiablillo m (fig) → diablillo m, pillín/ina m/f

imp

[ˈɪmp] n
(= small devil) → lutin m
(= child) → petit diable m

imp

nKobold m; (inf: = child) → Racker m (inf)

imp

[ɪmp] n (small devil) → folletto; (child) → diavoletto

imp

(imp) noun
1. a small devil or wicked spirit.
2. a mischievous child. Her son is a little imp.
ˈimpish adjective
References in classic literature ?
Another chant from Hagar produced another apparition, not a lovely one, for with a bang an ugly black imp appeared and, having croaked a reply, tossed a dark bottle at Hugo and disappeared with a mocking laugh.
Now, go you back," said the hunter, speaking again to Heyward, "and hold the imp in talk; these Mohicans here will take him without breaking his paint.
But, after looking awhile at the long-tailed imp, he was so shocked by his horrible ugliness, spiritual as well as physical, that he actually began to shed tears; a weakness which men of merely delicate endowments, and destitute of the fiercer, deeper, and more tragic power of laughter, can hardly avoid, when the worst and meanest aspect of life happens to be presented to them.
An imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants.
All looked colder and darker in that visionary hollow than in reality: and the strange little figure there gazing at me, with a white face and arms specking the gloom, and glittering eyes of fear moving where all else was still, had the effect of a real spirit: I thought it like one of the tiny phantoms, half fairy, half imp, Bessie's evening stories represented as coming out of lone, ferny dells in moors, and appearing before the eyes of belated travellers.
and wheedle my father out of all he has: only afterwards show him what you are, imp of Satan.
We are going" -- she hesitated -- "we are going on imp ortant family business.
That's tellings, my blessed infant,' she retorted, tapping her nose again, screwing up her face, and twinkling her eyes like an imp of supernatural intelligence.
Him after long debate, irresolute Of thoughts revolv'd, his final sentence chose Fit Vessel, fittest Imp of fraud, in whom To enter, and his dark suggestions hide From sharpest sight: for in the wilie Snake, Whatever sleights none would suspicious mark, As from his wit and native suttletie Proceeding, which in other Beasts observ'd Doubt might beget of Diabolic pow'r Active within beyond the sense of brute.
However, I once caught a young male of three years old, and endeavoured, by all marks of tenderness, to make it quiet; but the little imp fell a squalling, and scratching, and biting with such violence, that I was forced to let it go; and it was high time, for a whole troop of old ones came about us at the noise, but finding the cub was safe (for away it ran), and my sorrel nag being by, they durst not venture near us.
When it was morning, and the children had got up, the Tin-soldier was put in the window; and whether it was the wind or the little black imp, I don't know, but all at once the window flew open and out fell the little Tin-soldier, head over heels, from the third- storey window
de Monte Cristo, King of China, Emperor of Cochin-China," said the young imp, looking slyly towards his sister.