Imprint

Definition of Imprint

Im`print´
v. t.1.To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
[imp. & p. p. Imptrinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Imprinting.]
And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands.
- Prior.
2.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."
- Cowper.
3.To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress.
Ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind.
- Locke.
4.(Ethology) To create or acquire (a behavioral pattern) by the process of imprinting.
n.1.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.

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