- IPA: /ˈɪm.pɹɪnt/
imprint (plural imprints)
- An impression; the mark left behind by printing something.
- The day left an imprint in my mind.
- The name and details of a publisher or printer, as printed in a book etc.; a publishing house.
- A distinctive marking, symbol or logo.
- The shirts bore the company imprint on the right sleeve.
- IPA: /ɪmˈpɹɪnt/
imprint (imprints, present participle imprinting; past and past participle imprinted)
- To leave a print, impression, image, etc.
- For a fee, they can imprint the envelopes with a monogram.
- And sees his num'rous herds imprint her sands.
- Nature imprints upon whate'er we see, / That has a heart and life in it, "Be free."
- 1689 (indicated as 1690), [John Locke], chapter 1, in An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. […], London: […] Thomas Basset, […], OCLC 153628242 ↗:
- ideas of those two different things distinctly imprinted on his mind
- To learn something indelibly at a particular stage of life, such as who one's parents are.
- To mark a gene as being from a particular parent so that only one of the two copies of the gene is expressed.