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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 ?
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
But dreams--of those who dream as I, Aspiringly, are damned, and die: Yet should I swear I mean alone, By notes so very shrilly blown, To break upon Time's monotone, While yet my vapid joy and grief Are tintless of the yellow leaf-- Why not an imp the graybeard hath, Will shake his shadow in my path-- And e'en the graybeard will o'erlook Connivingly my dreaming-book.
Presently another imp seized Scraps and began to throw her about, in the same way.
cried one of them, to a sort of little, light-haired imp, with a well-favored and malign countenance, clinging to the acanthus leaves of a capital; "you are well named John of the Mill, for your two arms and your two legs have the air of four wings fluttering on the breeze.
returned the disappointed scout; "I heard the imp brushing over the dry leaves, like a black snake, and blinking a glimpse of him, just over ag'in yon big pine, I pulled as it might be on the scent; but 'twouldn't do
An imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants.
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.
and wheedle my father out of all he has: only afterwards show him what you are, imp of Satan.
The little stinging, buzzing imps succeeded in dispelling a mood which might have held her there in the darkness half a night longer.
I never feared man, and I as little fear the devil and his imps.
Very soon, about a dozen young imps were roosting, like so many crows, on the verandah railings, each one determined to be the first one to apprize the strange Mas'r of his ill luck.
Then thoughts came to him with a rush, leaping and dancing in his mind like imps in Hades.