im·print /ɪmˈprɪnt, ˈɪmˌ/
im·print /ɪmˈprɪnt, ˈɪmˌ/ 及物動詞
Im·print v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imptrinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Imprinting.]
1. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
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.
Im·print n. 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. “That imprint of their hands.”
n 1: a distinctive influence; "English stills bears the imprint
of the Norman invasion"
2: a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the
impression of his fingers in the soft mud" [syn: depression,
3: an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along
with the date and address and edition that is printed at
the bottom of the title page; "the book was publsihed
under a distinguished imprint"
4: an impression produced by pressure or printing [syn: embossment]
5: a device produced by pressure on a surface
v 1: establish or impress firmly in the mind; "We imprint our
ideas onto our children" [syn: form]
2: mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik,
you impress a design with wax" [syn: impress]