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im·print

 (ĭm-prĭnt′)
v. im·print·ed, im·print·ing, im·prints
v.tr.
1. To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
2. To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure.
3. To impart a strong or vivid impression of: "We imprint our own ideas onto acts" (Ellen Goodman).
4. To fix firmly, as in the mind: He tried to imprint the telephone number in his memory.
5. To cause (a very young animal) to recognize and be attracted to another animal or to an object identified as the parent. Often used with on.
6. To modify (a gene) chemically, as by DNA methylation, affecting the gene's expression in offspring.
v.intr.
To become imprinted on another animal or on an object identified as the parent. Used of newborn or very young animals. Often used with on: lab animals that imprint on researchers.
n. (ĭm′prĭnt′)
1. A mark or pattern produced by imprinting; an impression.
2. A distinguishing influence or effect: Spanish architecture that shows the imprint of Islamic rule.
3. A chemical modification of a gene affecting the gene's expression in offspring.
4.
a. A publisher's name, often with the date, address, and edition, printed at the bottom of a title page of a publication.
b. A publishing business with a unique name, usually owned by a larger publishing firm: started a paperback imprint for young-adult novels.

[Middle English emprenten, from Old French empreinter, from empreinte, impression, from feminine past participle of empreindre, to print, from Latin imprimere, to impress; see impress1.]

imprint

n
1. a mark or impression produced by pressure, printing, or stamping
2. a characteristic mark or indication; stamp: the imprint of great sadness on his face.
3. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the publisher's name and address, usually with the date of publication, in a book, pamphlet, etc
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the printer's name and address on any printed matter
vb
5. to produce (a mark, impression, etc) on (a surface) by pressure, printing, or stamping: to imprint a seal on wax; to imprint wax with a seal.
6. to establish firmly; impress; stamp: to imprint the details on one's mind.
7. (Zoology) (of young animals) to undergo the process of imprinting
imˈprinter n

im•print

(n. ˈɪm prɪnt; v. ɪmˈprɪnt)
n.
1. a mark or indentation impressed on something.
2. any impression or impressed effect.
3.
a. the designation under which a publisher issues a given list of titles.
b. a designation by which the books of a publisher are identified.
v.t.
4. to mark by or as if by pressure.
5. to produce (a mark) on something by pressure.
6. to fix firmly on the mind.
7. to acquire or establish by imprinting: to imprint behavior.
v.i.
8. to experience imprinting.
[1325–75; Middle English empreynten < Middle French empreindre < Latin imprimere to impress1]

imprint

Brief note in the margin of a map giving all or some of the following: date of publication, printing, name of publisher, printer, place of publication, number of copies printed, and related information.

imprint


Past participle: imprinted
Gerund: imprinting

Imperative
imprint
imprint
Present
I imprint
you imprint
he/she/it imprints
we imprint
you imprint
they imprint
Preterite
I imprinted
you imprinted
he/she/it imprinted
we imprinted
you imprinted
they imprinted
Present Continuous
I am imprinting
you are imprinting
he/she/it is imprinting
we are imprinting
you are imprinting
they are imprinting
Present Perfect
I have imprinted
you have imprinted
he/she/it has imprinted
we have imprinted
you have imprinted
they have imprinted
Past Continuous
I was imprinting
you were imprinting
he/she/it was imprinting
we were imprinting
you were imprinting
they were imprinting
Past Perfect
I had imprinted
you had imprinted
he/she/it had imprinted
we had imprinted
you had imprinted
they had imprinted
Future
I will imprint
you will imprint
he/she/it will imprint
we will imprint
you will imprint
they will imprint
Future Perfect
I will have imprinted
you will have imprinted
he/she/it will have imprinted
we will have imprinted
you will have imprinted
they will have imprinted
Future Continuous
I will be imprinting
you will be imprinting
he/she/it will be imprinting
we will be imprinting
you will be imprinting
they will be imprinting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been imprinting
you have been imprinting
he/she/it has been imprinting
we have been imprinting
you have been imprinting
they have been imprinting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been imprinting
you will have been imprinting
he/she/it will have been imprinting
we will have been imprinting
you will have been imprinting
they will have been imprinting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been imprinting
you had been imprinting
he/she/it had been imprinting
we had been imprinting
you had been imprinting
they had been imprinting
Conditional
I would imprint
you would imprint
he/she/it would imprint
we would imprint
you would imprint
they would imprint
Past Conditional
I would have imprinted
you would have imprinted
he/she/it would have imprinted
we would have imprinted
you would have imprinted
they would have imprinted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imprint - a distinctive influence; "English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion"
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
2.imprint - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
dimple - a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin; "His dimple appeared whenever he smiled"
concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature - a shape that curves or bends inward
groove, channel - a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
dimple - any slight depression in a surface; "there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball"
dip - a depression in an otherwise level surface; "there was a dip in the road"
incision, prick, scratch, dent, slit - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
droop, sag - a shape that sags; "there was a sag in the chair seat"
crinkle, wrinkle, furrow, crease, seam, line - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
cranny, crevice, fissure, chap, crack - a long narrow depression in a surface
3.imprint - an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page; "the book was published under a distinguished imprint"
identification - evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing
4.imprint - an impression produced by pressure or printing
stamp, impression - a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving; "he put his stamp on the envelope"
5.imprint - a device produced by pressure on a surface
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
impression - (dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster; "the dentist took an impression for use in preparing an inlay"
Verb1.imprint - establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
2.imprint - mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
stamp - to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something; "a man whose name is permanently stamped on our maps"
boss, emboss, stamp - raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"

imprint

noun
1. impact, effect, impression His courage left an imprint on his nation's history.
2. mark, print, impression, stamp, indentation the imprint of his little finger
verb
1. fix, establish, place, set, position, plant, print, install, implant, embed He repeated the names, as if to imprint them on his mind.
2. engrave, print, stamp, impress, etch, emboss a racket with the club's badge imprinted on the strings

imprint

verb
To produce a deep impression of:
noun
The visible effect made on a surface by pressure:
Translations
أثَـريَطْبَعُ في الذِّهْن، يَترُك أثرا
otiskvštípitvtisknout
aftrykprægeprentespor
jälkipainaapainauma
belenyomimpresszumlenyomatnyom
greypa, festa ; òrÿsta; stimplamerki, far, spor
atspaudasįsmigti
atstāt pēdasiespiestiesnospiedumspēdas
damgaetkilemekiztesir etmek

imprint

A. [ɪmˈprɪnt] VT
1. (= mark) [+ paper] → imprimir
to imprint sth on sthimprimir or estampar algo en algo
2. (fig) → grabar
it was imprinted on his mindlo tenía grabado en la mente
3. (Bio, Psych) → imprimir (on a)
B. [ˈɪmprɪnt] Nimpresión f, huella f (Typ) → pie m de imprenta
under the HarperCollins imprintpublicado por HarperCollins

imprint

[ˈɪmprɪnt]
n
[foot, shoe] → empreinte f
to bear the imprint of sth (= show the effect) → porter les marques de qch
The city bears the imprint of Japanese investment → La ville porte les marques de l'investissement japonais.
to leave an imprint on sb (= affect) → laisser des traces chez qn
[ɪmˈprɪnt] vt (= mark) to imprint sth on sth → imprimer qch sur qch

imprint

vt
(= mark) leatherprägen; paperbedrucken; seal etcaufprägen (→ on auf +acc); (on paper) → aufdrucken (→ on auf +acc)
(fig)einprägen (on sb jdm); to be imprinted on somebody’s mindsich jdm eingeprägt haben; to be imprinted on somebody’s memorysich in jds Gedächtnis (acc)eingeprägt haben
n
(lit) (on leather, wax etc) → Abdruck m; (on paper) → (Auf)druck m; (fig)Spuren pl, → Zeichen pl, → bleibender Eindruck
(Typ) → Impressum nt; under the Collins imprintmit dem Collins-Impressum

imprint

[n ˈɪmprɪnt; vb ɪmˈprɪnt]
1. n (Publishing) → sigla editoriale
2. vtimprimere

imprint

(ˈimprint) noun
a mark made by pressure. She saw the imprint of a foot in the sand.
(imˈprint) verb
to make (a mark) on something by pressure; to fix permanently (in the mind or memory).
References in classic literature ?
There were two sets of imprints pointing in opposite directions.
I don't know that you can notice it, but it is evident to me that the foot inside the sandal that made these imprints were not the foot of a Negro.
But later there were fewer and fewer animal imprints occurring between those of Jane's and the Russian's feet, until as he approached the river the ape-man became aware that Rokoff could not have been more than a few hundred yards behind the girl.
In the darkness he could not see whether there were the imprints of other sandals than Tara's--only that the dust was disturbed--and when it led him into gloomy corridors he lost the trail altogether.
She pulled up the loose sleeve of her blouse, and he saw the bruised imprints of two fingers.
A mile above the forks, running velvet-footed as was his custom, a gliding shadow that cautiously prospected each new vista of the trail, he came upon later imprints of the large tracks he had discovered in the early morning.
Tarzan could follow, in sheltered places, the changing of the burden from one shoulder to another, as indicated by the deepening of the foot imprint upon the side of the load, and the changing of the knuckle imprints from one side of the trail to the other.
The two youthful figures, side by side, but not now arm-in-arm, wander discontentedly about the old Close; and each sometimes stops and slowly imprints a deeper footstep in the fallen leaves.
There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.
He was giving orders for a toothpick-case for himself, and till its size, shape, and ornaments were determined, all of which, after examining and debating for a quarter of an hour over every toothpick-case in the shop, were finally arranged by his own inventive fancy, he had no leisure to bestow any other attention on the two ladies, than what was comprised in three or four very broad stares; a kind of notice which served to imprint on Elinor the remembrance of a person and face, of strong, natural, sterling insignificance, though adorned in the first style of fashion.
But soon, under a new sheet, every imprint would be effaced.
She paused for a long interval; so long that, not wishing to keep his eyes on her shaded face, he had time to imprint on his mind the exact shape of her other hand, the one on her knee, and every detail of the three rings on her fourth and fifth fingers; among which, he noticed, a wedding ring did not appear.