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in·dent 1

 (ĭn-dĕnt′)
v. in·dent·ed, in·dent·ing, in·dents
v.tr.
1. To set (the first line of a paragraph, for example) in from the margin.
2.
a. To cut or tear (a document with two or more copies) along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for establishing authenticity.
b. To draw up (a document) in duplicate or triplicate.
3.
a. To notch or serrate the edge of; make jagged.
b. To make notches, grooves, or holes in (wood, for example) for the purpose of mortising.
c. To fit or join together by or as if by mortising.
4. Chiefly British To order (goods) by purchase order or official requisition.
v.intr.
1. To make or form an indentation.
2. Chiefly British To draw up or order an indent.
n. (ĭn-dĕnt′, ĭn′dĕnt′)
1. The act of indenting or the condition of being indented.
2. A blank space before the beginning of an indented line: a two-pica indent.
3. An indenture.
4. A US certificate issued at the close of the American Revolution for interest due on the public debt.
5. Chiefly British An official requisition or purchase order for goods.

[Middle English endenten, to notch, from Anglo-Norman and Old French endenter, both from Medieval Latin indentāre : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin dēns, dent-, tooth; see dent- in Indo-European roots.]

in·dent 2

 (ĭn-dĕnt′)
tr.v. in·dent·ed, in·dent·ing, in·dents
To impress (a design, for example); stamp.
n. (ĭn-dĕnt′, ĭn′dĕnt′)
An indentation.

indent

vb (mainly tr)
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to place (written or printed matter, etc) in from the margin, as at the beginning of a paragraph
2. (Law) to cut or tear (a document, esp a contract or deed in duplicate) so that the irregular lines may be matched to confirm its authenticity
3. (Commerce) chiefly Brit (in foreign trade) to place an order for (foreign goods), usually through an agent
4. (Commerce) chiefly (when: intr, foll by for, on, or upon) Brit to make an order on (a source or supply) or for (something)
5. to notch (an edge, border, etc); make jagged
6. (Commerce) to bind (an apprentice, etc) by indenture
n
7. (Commerce) chiefly Brit (in foreign trade) an order for foreign merchandise, esp one placed with an agent
8. (Commerce) chiefly Brit an official order for goods
9. (Historical Terms) (in the late 18th-century US) a certificate issued by federal and state governments for the principal or interest due on the public debt
10. another word for indenture
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) another word for indentation4
[C14: from Old French endenter, from en-1 + dent tooth, from Latin dēns]
inˈdenter, inˈdentor n

indent

vb
(tr) to make a dent or depression in
n
a dent or depression
[C15: from in-2 + dent1]

in•dent1

(v. ɪnˈdɛnt; n. also ˈɪn dɛnt)

v.t.
1. to form notches in the edge of: Waves indented the beach.
2. to set in from the margin: Indent the first line of a paragraph.
3. to sever (a document drawn up in duplicate) along an irregular line as a means of identification.
4. to cut the edge of (copies of a document) in an irregular way.
5. Chiefly Brit. to order by official requisition.
v.i.
6. to form an indentation.
7. Obs. to enter into an agreement.
n.
8. a toothlike notch or recess.
9. an indention.
10. a certificate issued by a state or the federal government at the close of the Revolutionary War for the principal or interest due on the public debt.
11. Brit. a requisition for stores.
[1350–1400; back formation from indented having toothlike notches, Middle English < Medieval Latin indentātus= Latin in- in-2 + dentātus toothed]
in•dent′er, n.

in•dent2

(v. ɪnˈdɛnt; n. also ˈɪn dɛnt)
v.t.
1. to press in so as to form a dent.
2. to form a dent in.
n.

indent


Past participle: indented
Gerund: indenting

Imperative
indent
indent
Present
I indent
you indent
he/she/it indents
we indent
you indent
they indent
Preterite
I indented
you indented
he/she/it indented
we indented
you indented
they indented
Present Continuous
I am indenting
you are indenting
he/she/it is indenting
we are indenting
you are indenting
they are indenting
Present Perfect
I have indented
you have indented
he/she/it has indented
we have indented
you have indented
they have indented
Past Continuous
I was indenting
you were indenting
he/she/it was indenting
we were indenting
you were indenting
they were indenting
Past Perfect
I had indented
you had indented
he/she/it had indented
we had indented
you had indented
they had indented
Future
I will indent
you will indent
he/she/it will indent
we will indent
you will indent
they will indent
Future Perfect
I will have indented
you will have indented
he/she/it will have indented
we will have indented
you will have indented
they will have indented
Future Continuous
I will be indenting
you will be indenting
he/she/it will be indenting
we will be indenting
you will be indenting
they will be indenting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been indenting
you have been indenting
he/she/it has been indenting
we have been indenting
you have been indenting
they have been indenting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been indenting
you will have been indenting
he/she/it will have been indenting
we will have been indenting
you will have been indenting
they will have been indenting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been indenting
you had been indenting
he/she/it had been indenting
we had been indenting
you had been indenting
they had been indenting
Conditional
I would indent
you would indent
he/she/it would indent
we would indent
you would indent
they would indent
Past Conditional
I would have indented
you would have indented
he/she/it would have indented
we would have indented
you would have indented
they would have indented
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indent - an order for goods to be exported or imported
purchase order, order - a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities; "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.indent - the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
blank space, space, place - a blank area; "write your name in the space provided"
Verb1.indent - set in from the margin; "Indent the paragraphs of a letter"
format, arrange - set (printed matter) into a specific format; "Format this letter so it can be printed out"
2.indent - cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication; "indent the documents"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
3.indent - make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car"
twist, bend, deform, flex, turn - cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
4.indent - notch the edge of or make jagged
notch - cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"
recess - make a recess in; "recess the piece of wood"
5.indent - bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant; "an indentured servant"
oblige, obligate, bind, hold - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

indent

verb
1. notch, cut, score, mark, nick, pink, scallop, dint, serrate the country's heavily indented coastline
2. order, request, ask for, requisition We had to indent for hatchets and torches.

indent

noun
The visible effect made on a surface by pressure:
Translations
فَراغ في بِدايَة السَّطريَتْرُك فراغا في بِدابَة السَّطْر
odsaditodsazení
indrykning
bekezdéssel ír
inndráttursetja/færa línu inn viî greinaskil
dantytasįlinkisįrėžaįtraukapradėti toliau nuo krašto
atkāpesākt ar atkāpi
içerlek yazmakparagraf başı yapmaksatır başı boşluğu

indent

[ɪnˈdent]
A. VT (Typ) [+ word, line] → sangrar; (= cut into) → dejar marcas en
B. VI to indent for sth (Comm) → hacer un pedido de algo, encargar algo (Mil) → requisar algo
C. N (Brit) (Comm) → pedido m (Mil) → requisición f

indent

[ɪnˈdɛnt] vt (TYPOGRAPHY) [+ text] → commencer en retrait

indent

vt border, edgeeinkerben; coastzerklüften, einbuchten; (Typ) word, lineeinrücken, einziehen; (= leave dent in) metal etceinbeulen
vi to indent on somebody for something (Brit Comm) → etw bei jdm ordern
n (in border etc) → Einkerbung f, → Kerbe f; (in coast) → Einbuchtung f; (Typ, of line) → Einrückung f, → Einzug m; (= dent: in metal etc) → Beule f, → Delle f

indent

[ɪnˈdɛnt]
1. vt (Typ) (text) → far rientrare dal margine
2. vi (Comm) to indent for sthordinare or commissionare qc

indent

(inˈdent) verb
to begin (a line of writing) farther in from the margin than the other lines.
noun (ˈindent)
(also ˌindenˈtation) the space left at the beginning of a line, eg the first line of a paragraph.
ˌindenˈtation (inden-) noun
1. a V-shaped cut (in the edge or outline of an object).
2. an indent.
3. a deep inward curve in a coastline.
inˈdented adjective
having an edge, outline etc with V-shaped cuts or inward curves.
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In the bosom of one of those spacious coves which indent the eastern shore of the Hudson, at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient Dutch navigators the Tappan Zee, and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of St.
At length they came to a small cove, or rather indent of the shore.
But they who received the order to fire trembled so that three guards fell by the discharge, and the five remaining balls hissed on to splinter the vault, plow the ground, or indent the pillars of the cavern.
Rajah Muda Saffir, caught by the hurricane the preceding night as he had been about to beat across to Borneo, had scurried for shelter within one of the many tiny coves which indent the island's entire coast.
In fact, you won't even realize you are stimulating your brain as you listen to music or watch a movie while tracing your injected plastic device equipped with sharp-like protrusions and recessions to indent into mechanoreceptors in the fingertips to stimulate your brain.
New York-based aerial surveillance services firm Indent said it is partnering with US ultra-light aircraft manufacturer Quicksilver Industries on the production of a cost-effective alternative for government agencies and other customers faced with the challenge of acquiring surveillance aircraft that are extremely expensive to acquire and operate.
Therefore, it led to ring alarming bell echoing in the media that such staggering indent has gone down where.
It is pertinent to mention that water release from Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs is always made in accordance with IRSA indent.
The ELT2 option adds image analysis capabilities to the software to automatically measure the size of the indent, completely eliminating the need for manual measurement by the operator.
In the aftermath of emancipation in 1865, North Carolina planters used local courts to indent to themselves their underage former slaves.
Paula has got a natural indent and it's not something she's embarrassed about.