• WordNet 3.6
    • v imprint mark or stamp with or as if with pressure "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"
    • v imprint establish or impress firmly in the mind "We imprint our ideas onto our children"
    • n imprint a device produced by pressure on a surface
    • n imprint a distinctive influence "English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion"
    • n imprint an impression produced by pressure or printing
    • n imprint 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 "the book was published under a distinguished imprint"
    • n imprint a concavity in a surface produced by pressing "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A rose imprint that was fossilized in a slate was discovered in Florisant, Colorado, which is said to be thirty-five million years old
    • Imprint (Ethology) To create or acquire (a behavioral pattern) by the process of imprinting.
    • Imprint To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress. "Ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind."
    • Imprint To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp. "And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands."
    • Imprint To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something). "Nature imprints upon whate'er we see,
      That has a heart and life in it, “Be free.”"
    • n Imprint 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 title-page of a book, or on any printed sheet. "That imprint of their hands."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: As part of the original design, the names of 72 French scientists and other famous people is imprinted on the sides of the Eiffel tower
    • n imprint An impression made by printing or stamping; hence, any impression or impressed effect.
    • n imprint The publisher's name, place, and date (if given) in a book or other publication, on the title-page or elsewhere (originally often at the end of a book); also, the printer's name and address: called respectively the publisher's and the printer's imprint.
    • imprint To impress by printing or stamping; mark by pressure; stamp: as, a character or device imprinted on wax or metal.
    • imprint To stamp, as letters and words on paper, by means of inked types; print.
    • imprint To impress, as on the mind or memory; stamp.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Imprint im-print′ to print: to stamp: to impress: to fix in the mind
    • n Imprint that which is imprinted: the name of the publisher, time and place of publication of a book, &c., printed on the title-page: also the printer's name on the back of the title-page and at the end of the book
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  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. emprenten, F. empreint, p. p. of empreindre, to imprint, fr. L. imprimere, to impres, imprint. See 1st In- Print, and cf. Impress


In literature:

Tallac, every one instantly notices its resemblance to the imprint of a human foot.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
During the first days of his marriage the seneschal imprinted many fibs to tell his wife, whose so estimable innocence he abused.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Moments misspent are life and character gone, and no imprint is left on the hearts of men to tell that we have lived.
"Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians" by Charles Ebert Orr
And yet the imprint of his feet today Is traced in flowers from here to Monterey.
"The California Birthday Book" by Various
Imprinted in London, at the Three Cranes in the Vinctree, by Thomas Dawson, for Richard Sergies.
"Notes & Queries, No. 43, Saturday, August 24, 1850" by Various
Imprinted at London, MDCXXXIII.
"Notes & Queries, No. 53. Saturday, November 2, 1850" by Various
It was midnight, and I was alone with her whose icy lips had already imprinted on mine their last sad kiss.
"The Poor Gentleman" by Hendrik Conscience
It is a diffused condition, and firmly imprinted on the whole psychic state.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Upon each one, without and within, that spirit has imprinted its seal.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
Lond., imprinted in 1602.
"Notes & Queries, No. 19, Saturday, March 9, 1850" by Various

In poetry:

The man of God, thy faithful friend
Of brighter days, and happier years,
Upon thy cheek, with holy lips,
A kiss imprints, 'mid blinding tears.
"Louis Riel" by Thomas Frederick Young
And through the cloud by glimpses show
How bright, in Heaven, the marks will glow
Of the true cross, imprinted deep
Both on the Shepherd and the sheep:-
"Tuesday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble
In the deep, dark forest lingers,
Imprints of his icy fingers,
Chill, and dark, and cold.
And the little streamlets flowing,
Wintry sun so softly glowing,
Through the maple's gold.
"Passing Of The Old Year" by Mary Weston Fordham
Here the bright sunbeam is thrown from the skies,
On the soil where the altars of freemen arise,
And honor and virtue alike may be found,
Where the footstep of slavery imprints not the ground.
"To The Pearl Vested Spikenard" by Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell
How the spirit had pass'd in the moments last
There was little trace to reveal:
On the still calm face lay no imprint ghast,
Save the angel's solemn seal,
Yet the hands were clench'd in a death-grip fast,
And the sods stamp'd down by the heel.
"Fauconshawe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
The grey street, the gay street! how solemnly it shines!
The sun imprints his pleasures, but there's pain between the lines.
Oh, I smiled at first to see it, but I'm eager now to flee it —
The grey street, the gay street! how solemnly it shines !
"Longing" by John Joy Bell

In news:

An " imprint " on your soul.
Matt Light left an indelible imprint on Patriots.
House puts its imprint on Obama's defense budget.
Rodriguez left an imprint on the Nationals.
Minaya's Imprint Is Seen All Over the Mets' Lineup.
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, said that a publication date had not been set, but that the memoir would likely come out this year.
Longtime editor at DC's Vertigo imprint leaving.
Forensic experts take samples of imprints at Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday Oct 16, 2012.
Baker & Taylor imprint Silver Dolphin Books is getting into the app business.
Metric 's latest album Synthetica, which includes the radio hit Youth Without Youth, was released by the band on its own imprint, Metric Music International.
Two picture books published under Deseret Book's Shadow Mountain imprint recently received Mom 's Choice Awards.
Wonder Show, written by Hannah Barnaby, published by Published by Houghton Mifflin, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Naturalist imprints on turkeys in nationally recognized work.
Here's a first look at the cover art for Origin , a debut YA novel by 22-year-old Jessica Khoury, which Penguin's Razorbill imprint will release in September with an announced print run of 250,000 copies.
Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster 2012.

In science:

GWs leave a characteristic imprint on polarization power spectra, via fluctuations in the B magnetic-type-parities channel (Kamionkowski, Kosowsky & Stebbins 1996, Seljak & Zaldarriaga 1996) that vanish in the case of scalar fluctuations.
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
An observer cannot understand whether the interior solution consists of perfect fluid or general CD since the only imprint left by the pressure distribution inside is a constant.
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
Since the actual size of the convective patterns has not changed much between the laminar and more complex cases, the more complex flows are more intermitent and imprint less effectively upon the stable zone.
Looking Deep Within an A-type Star: Core Convection Under the Influence of Rotation
In a certain case, the difference in the location of contraction points of the maps is imprinted in the probability distribution at the partial synchronization transition.
Synchronization of Random Linear Maps
The reason why GRFs are less sensitive to the traditional mask pattern is the fact that they imprint a weaker modulation of the shadowgram.
Coded mask imaging of extended sources with Gaussian random fields