(noun, verb)


1. a distinctive influence

- English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion

Definition categories: thought, influence

2. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing

- he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

Similar word(s): depression, impression

Definition categories: shape, concavity, incurvation, incurvature

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 published under a distinguished imprint

Definition categories: communication, identification

4. an impression produced by pressure or printing

Similar word(s): embossment

Definition categories: communication, impression, stamp

5. a device produced by pressure on a surface

Definition categories: man–made, device

Sentences with imprint as a noun:

- The day left an imprint in my mind.

- The shirts bore the company imprint on the right sleeve.


1. establish or impress firmly in the mind

- We imprint our ideas onto our children

Similar word(s): form

Definition categories: social, influence, work

2. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure

- To make a batik, you impress a design with wax

Similar word(s): impress

Definition categories: contact

Sentences with imprint as a verb:

- For a fee, they can imprint the envelopes with a monogram.