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Definition of "imprint" []

  • To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure. (verb-transitive)
  • To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure. (verb-transitive)
  • To impart a strong or vivid impression of: "We imprint our own ideas onto acts” ( Ellen Goodman). (verb-transitive)
  • To fix firmly, as in the mind: He tried to imprint the number on his memory. (verb-transitive)
  • To modify (a gene) by chemical means. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imprint" in a sentence
  • "I didn't want to do a label imprint just because Fall Out Boy was going to do well, but I believed in him."
  • "Q: Your publisher MIRA Books, a Harlequin imprint, is known for publishing romantic suspense, contemporary and historical romances."
  • "Akon, who signed Lady Gaga to his label imprint, says the pop star's megasuccess has him ready to retire."