Definition of imprint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    imprint

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɪmprɪnt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmprɪnt//
     
     
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  1. 1imprint (of something) (in/on something) a mark made by pressing or stamping something onto a surface the imprint of a foot in the sand The blow made a sharp imprint on the skin.
  2. 2[usually singular] imprint (of something) (on somebody/something) (formal) the lasting effect that a person or an experience has on a place or a situation Colonialism has left an indelible imprint on the island.
  3. 3(specialist) the name of the publisher of a book, usually printed below the title on the first page They publish under several imprints.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (originally as emprint): from Old French empreinter, based on Latin imprimere, from in- ‘into’ + premere ‘to press’.Extra examples The ceramics bore the imprint of Luca della Robbia. The sinister atmosphere of the place left an indelible imprint on my memory. Their products bear the imprint of Japanese design.
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