Definition Of imprint


(of a young animal) come to recognize (another animal, person, or thing) as a parent or other object of habitual trust.

In contrast to cuckoos, both male and female indigobirds imprint on their hosts.

a mark made by pressing something onto a softer substance so that its outline is reproduced.

he made imprints of the keys in bars of soap

a printer's or publisher's name, address, and other details in a book or other printed item.

These title pages generally provide the title of the play, the name of the dramatist, and the printer's device and imprint .

impress or stamp (a mark or outline) on a surface or body.

tire marks were imprinted in the snow

Example Of imprint

  • A red imprint marked my waist where my stockings' elastic had pressed.

  • An imprint in the dirt and scuff marks on her boots proved this, and they said the boots had helped her cling to the fence.

  • As he points out, imagination is not just the passive faculty that retains the imprint left by sensation.

  • Biting his earlobe as had little effect, other than the imprint of the teeth on his skin.

  • But last year an imprint of his address was scientifically detected on one of the envelopes and he was finally caught.

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