Imp

Definition of Imp

Pronunciation: ĭmp
n.1.A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
2.An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
The tender imp was weaned.
- Fairfax.
3.A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
To mingle in the clamorous fray
Of squabbling imps.
- Beattie.
4.Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, - as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line.
v. t.1.To graft; to insert as a scion.
[imp. & p. p. Imped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Imping.]
2.(Falconry) To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather.
Imp out our drooping country's broken wing.
- Shak.
Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes.
- Fuller.
Here no frail Muse shall imp her crippled wing.
- Holmes.
Help, ye tart satirists, to imp my rage
With all the scorpions that should whip this age.
- Cleveland.

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