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IMPRINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does imprint mean? 

IMPRINT (noun)
  The noun IMPRINT has 5 senses:

1. a distinctive influence
2. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
3. an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page
4. an impression produced by pressure or printing
5. a device produced by pressure on a surface

  Familiarity information: IMPRINT used as a noun is common.


IMPRINT (verb)
  The verb IMPRINT has 2 senses:

1. establish or impress firmly in the mind
2. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

  Familiarity information: IMPRINT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMPRINT (noun)


Sense 1imprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinctive influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion

Hypernyms ("imprint" is a kind of...):

influence (a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do)


Sense 2imprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A concavity in a surface produced by pressing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

imprint; impression; depression

Context example:

he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

Hypernyms ("imprint" is a kind of...):

concave shape; concavity; incurvation; incurvature (a shape that curves or bends inward)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "imprint"):

chap; crack; cranny; crevice; fissure (a long narrow depression in a surface)

crease; crinkle; furrow; line; seam; wrinkle (a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface)

droop; sag (a shape that sags)

dent; incision; prick; scratch; slit (a depression scratched or carved into a surface)

dip (a depression in an otherwise level surface)

dimple (any slight depression in a surface)

channel; groove (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))

dimple (a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin)


Sense 3imprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the book was published under a distinguished imprint

Hypernyms ("imprint" is a kind of...):

identification (evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing)


Sense 4imprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An impression produced by pressure or printing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

embossment; imprint

Hypernyms ("imprint" is a kind of...):

impression; stamp (a symbol that is the result of printing)


Sense 5imprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A device produced by pressure on a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("imprint" is a kind of...):

device (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "imprint"):

impression ((dentistry) an imprint of the teeth and gums in wax or plaster)


IMPRINT (verb)


Sense 1imprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish or impress firmly in the mind

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

imprint; form

Context example:

We imprint our ideas onto our children

Hypernyms (to "imprint" is one way to...):

act upon; influence; work (have and exert influence or effect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something on somebody


Sense 2imprint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

imprint; impress

Context example:

To make a batik, you impress a design with wax

Hypernyms (to "imprint" is one way to...):

change surface (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

"Imprint" entails doing...:

press (exert pressure or force to or upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "imprint"):

stamp (to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something)

boss; emboss; stamp (raise in a relief)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


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