imprint

imprint
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 with a seal]
2. to make (a mark or impression) by pressing
3. to press or apply [to imprint a kiss on the forehead]
4. to implant firmly in the mind or fix in the memory: with on [a sight imprinted forever on her memory]
n.
1. a mark made by imprinting
2. a lasting effect or characteristic result [the imprint of starvation]
3.
a) a note on a book's title page or its reverse or at the end of the book, giving the publisher's or printer's name, time and place of publication, etc.
b) the name of a publishing company

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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 , 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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