imprint
I. verb Etymology: Middle English emprenten, from Anglo-French emprient, 3d singular of enpreindre to impress (from Latin imprimere) & empreinter, from emprent, past participle of enpreindre Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to mark by or as if by pressure ; impress 2. a. to fix indelibly or permanently (as on the memory) b. to subject to or induce by imprinting <
an imprinted preference
>
intransitive verb to undergo imprinting • imprinter noun II. noun Etymology: Middle English enpreent, from Anglo-French emprente, from feminine of emprent, past participle of enpreindre Date: 15th century something imprinted or printed: as a. a mark or depression made by pressure <
the fossil imprint of a dinosaur's foot
>
b. an identifying name (as of a publisher) placed conspicuously on a product; also the name under which a publisher issues books c. an indelible distinguishing effect or influence

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  • imprint — im‧print [ˈɪmprɪnt] noun [countable] 1. the names of the publisher and the printer as they appear on a book: • books published under the Books For Young Readers imprint 2. ORGANIZATIONS a publishing company …   Financial and business terms

  • imprint — [im print′; ] for n. [ im′print΄] vt. [ME emprenten < OFr empreinter < empreinte, an imprint < pp. of empreindre < L imprimere < in , on + premere, to PRESS1] 1. to mark by or as by pressing or stamping; impress [to imprint a paper …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Imprint — Im print, n. [Cf. F. empreinte impress, stamp. See {Imprint}, v. t.] Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left by something; specifically, the name of the printer or publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imprint — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. empreinter, from empreinte, noun use of fem. pp. of eimpreindre to impress, imprint, from V.L. *impremere, from L. imprimere to impress, imprint (see IMPRESS (Cf. impress)). As a noun from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • imprint — ► VERB 1) (usu. be imprinted) make (a mark) on an object by pressure. 2) make an impression or mark on. 3) (imprint on) (of a young animal) come to recognize (another animal, person, or thing) as a parent. ► NOUN 1) an impressed mark. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • imprint — [n] impression; symbol banner, dent, design, effect, emblem, heading, impress, indentation, influence, mark, name, print, sign, signature, stamp, trace, trademark; concepts 284,625 imprint [v] stamp designate, engrave, establish, etch, fix,… …   New thesaurus

  • imprint — index brand, brand (mark), caption, copy, embed, fingerprints, impression, inculcate …   Law dictionary

  • imprint — n print, impression, impress, stamp …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • imprint — is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable as a noun and on the second syllable as a verb …   Modern English usage

  • Imprint — Ein Imprint ist im Verlagswesen eine Wortmarke, die im Buchhandel wie ein Verlag gehandhabt wird. Hinter ihr steht jedoch ein anders benanntes Verlagsunternehmen. Imprints dienen primär dem Marketing gegenüber dem Buchhändler und dem Endkunden.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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