Imprint Im*print", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Imptrinted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Imprinting}.] [OE. emprenten, F. empreint, p. p. of empreindre to imprint, fr. L. imprimere to impres, imprint. See 1st {In-}, {Print}, and cf. {Impress}.] 1. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp. [1913 Webster]

And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

2. To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something). [1913 Webster]

Nature imprints upon whate'er we see, That has a heart and life in it, ``Be free.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress. [1913 Webster]

Ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind. --Locke.

4. (Ethology) To create or acquire (a behavioral pattern) by the process of {imprinting}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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