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imprint

[n. im-print; v. im-print] /n. ˈɪm prɪnt; v. ɪmˈprɪnt/
noun
1.
a mark made by pressure; a mark or figure impressed or printed on something.
2.
any impression or impressed effect:
He left the imprint of his thought on all succeeding scholars.
3.
Bibliography.
  1. the name of a book's publisher printed on the title page or elsewhere, usually with the place and date of publication.
  2. the statement of such information in a bibliographic description of a printed work.
  3. a name, title, or other designation by which all or certain specific books of a publisher are identified.
4.
any marketing name used by a company or organization for a product line; brand or label.
5.
the printer's name and address as indicated on any printed matter.
verb (used with object)
6.
to impress (a quality, character, distinguishing mark, etc.).
7.
to produce (a mark) on something by pressure.
8.
to bestow, as a kiss.
9.
to fix firmly on the mind, memory, etc.
10.
Animal Behavior, Psychology. to acquire or establish by imprinting.
11.
to make an imprint upon.
verb (used without object)
12.
to make an impression; have an effect.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; im-1 + print; replacing Middle English empreynten < Middle French empreinter, derivative of empreinte, feminine past participle of empreindre < Latin imprimere to impress1
Related forms
reimprint, verb (used with object)
unimprinted, adjective
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imprint

noun (ˈɪmprɪnt)
1.
a mark or impression produced by pressure, printing, or stamping
2.
a characteristic mark or indication; stamp the imprint of great sadness on his face
3.
the publisher's name and address, usually with the date of publication, in a book, pamphlet, etc
4.
the printer's name and address on any printed matter
verb (ɪmˈprɪnt)
5.
to produce (a mark, impression, etc) on (a surface) by pressure, printing, or stamping to imprint a seal on wax, to imprint wax with a seal
6.
to establish firmly; impress; stamp to imprint the details on one's mind
7.
(of young animals) to undergo the process of imprinting
Derived Forms
imprinter, noun
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Word Origin and History for un imprinted
imprint
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).
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