Imprint Definition

Define what is Imprint?

1. imprint (noun)

a distinctive influence.

  • English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion.

influence noun
a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do.

2. imprint, form (verb)

establish or impress firmly in the mind.

  • We imprint our ideas onto our children.
Synonyms: form

act upon, influence, work verb
have and exert influence or effect.

3. imprint, impression, Depression (noun)

a concavity in a surface produced by pressing.

  • he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud.

concave shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature noun
a shape that curves or bends inward.


dimple noun
a small natural hollow in the cheek or chin.

groove, channel noun
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 noun
any slight depression in a surface.

dip noun
a depression in an otherwise level surface.

incision, dent, prick, scratch, slit noun
a depression scratched or carved into a surface.

droop, sag noun
a shape that sags.

crinkle, wrinkle, crease, furrow, seam, line noun
a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface.

cranny, crevice, fissure, chap, crack noun
a long narrow depression in a surface.

4. imprint, impress (verb)

mark or stamp with or as if with pressure.

  • To make a batik, you impress a design with wax.
Synonyms: impress

change surface verb
undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface.


stamp verb
to mark, or produce an imprint in or on something.

boss, emboss, stamp verb
raise in a relief.

5. imprint (noun)

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.

identification noun
evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing.

6. embossment, imprint (noun)

an impression produced by pressure or printing.

    Synonyms: embossment

    stamp, impression noun
    a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving.

    7. imprint (noun)

    a device produced by pressure on a surface.


      device noun
      an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose.


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

      Nearby Terms

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      imprisonment (noun)
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      the quality of being improbable

      improbable (adjective)
      not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred

      improbableness (noun)
      the quality of being improbable

      improbably (adverb)
      not easy to believe

      impromptu (noun)
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      improper (adjective)
      not suitable or right or appropriate

      improper fraction (noun)
      a fraction whose numerator is larger than the denominator

      improperly (adverb)
      in an improper way

      improperness (noun)
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      impropriety (noun)
      an improper demeanor

      improvable (adjective satellite)
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