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INDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does indent mean? 

INDENT (noun)
  The noun INDENT has 2 senses:

1. an order for goods to be exported or imported
2. the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

  Familiarity information: INDENT used as a noun is rare.


INDENT (verb)
  The verb INDENT has 5 senses:

1. set in from the margin
2. cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication
3. make a depression into
4. notch the edge of or make jagged
5. bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant

  Familiarity information: INDENT used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INDENT (noun)


Sense 1indent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An order for goods to be exported or imported

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

order; purchase order (a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


Sense 2indent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

indention; indent; indentation; indenture

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

blank space; place; space (a blank area)


INDENT (verb)


Sense 1indent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set in from the margin

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

Indent the paragraphs of a letter

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

arrange; format (set (printed matter) into a specific format)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2indent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

indent the documents

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

cut (separate with or as if with an instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3indent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a depression into

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

dent; indent

Context example:

The bicycle dented my car

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

bend; deform; flex; turn; twist (cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form)

"Indent" entails doing...:

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4indent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Notch the edge of or make jagged

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

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

notch (cut or make a notch into)

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

recess (make a recess in)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5indent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

indenture; indent

Context example:

an indentured servant

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

bind; hold; obligate; oblige (bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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