Indenting
Indent In*dent", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indenting}.] [OE. endenten to notch, fit in, OF. endenter, LL. indentare, fr. L. in + dens, dentis, tooth. See {Tooth}, and cf. {Indenture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper. [1913 Webster]

2. To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. {Indenture}.] To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant. [1913 Webster]

4. (Print.) To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See {Indentation}, and {Indention}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores. [India] --Wilhelm. [1913 Webster]


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  • Indenting — In*dent ing, n. Indentation; an impression like that made by a tooth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indenting — in·dent || ɪn dent n. notch, incision; depression, dent; indentation, blank space left between a margin and the beginning of a printed or written line; act of indenting a document; request for supplies (British) v. make a notch, make an… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • indenting — /ɪnˈdɛntɪŋ/ (say in denting) noun → toothing …   Australian English dictionary

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  • indention — /in den sheuhn/, n. 1. the indenting of a line or lines in writing or printing. 2. the blank space left by indenting. 3. the act of indenting; state of being indented. 4. Archaic. an indentation or notch. [1755 65; INDENT1 + ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • indention — in•den•tion [[t]ɪnˈdɛn ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the indenting of a written or printed line 2) the blank space left by indenting 3) the act of indenting or the state of being indented 4) archaic indentation • Etymology: 1755–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Indenture — In*den ture (?; 135), n. [OE. endenture, OF. endenture, LL. indentura a deed in duplicate, with indented edges. See the Note below. See {Indent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of indenting, or state of being indented. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indentures of apprenticeship — Indenture In*den ture (?; 135), n. [OE. endenture, OF. endenture, LL. indentura a deed in duplicate, with indented edges. See the Note below. See {Indent}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of indenting, or state of being indented. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indention — noun Date: 1763 1. archaic indentation 1 2. a. the action of indenting ; the condition of being indented b. the blank space produced by indenting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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