Imprint - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪmˈprɪnt|  American pronunciation of the word imprint
Brit.  |ɪmˈprɪnt|  British pronunciation of the word imprint


- a distinctive influence
English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion
- a concavity in a surface produced by pressing (syn: depression, impression)
- 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 published under a distinguished imprint
- an impression produced by pressure or printing
- a device produced by pressure on a surface


- establish or impress firmly in the mind (syn: form)
We imprint our ideas onto our children
- mark or stamp with or as if with pressure (syn: impress)

Extra examples

We saw an imprint of a bike tire on the dirt trail.

The envelope is imprinted with return address.

The baseball cap is imprinted with logo of sport team.

One snowy morning footprints and tyre marks were imprinted in the snow.

The sight of Joe's dead body was imprinted on his mind forever.

English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion

We imprint our ideas onto our children

All wars change society and hence leave an indelible imprint on literary culture.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: imprint
he/she/it: imprints
present participle: imprinting
past tense: imprinted
past participle: imprinted
singular: imprint
plural: imprints
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