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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 imp /ˈɪmp/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Imp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imped p. pr. & vb. n. Imping.]
 1. To graft; to insert as a scion. [Obs.]
 2. Falconry To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, [Fig.]:  To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen; to equip. [Archaic]
    Imp out our drooping country's broken wing.   --Shak.
    Who lazily imp their wings with other men's plumes.   --Fuller.
    Here no frail Muse shall imp her crippled wing.   --Holmes.
 Help, ye tart satirists, to imp my rage
 With all the scorpions that should whip this age.   --Cleveland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Imp n.
 1. A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft. [Obs.]
 2. An offspring; progeny; child; scion. [Obs.]
    The tender imp was weaned.   --Fairfax.
 3. A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
 To mingle in the clamorous fray
 Of squabbling imps.   --Beattie.
 4. Something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous [syn: elf,
            hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie]
      2: one who is playfully mischievous [syn: scamp, monkey, rascal,
          rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag]