from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An emblem or device with a motto.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A device on a shield or seal, or used as a bookplate or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device: an Italian term often used in English, especially of such devices as were peculiarly personal in their character. See device, 7, and impress, n., 2. Also imprese.
Italian, undertaking, impresa; see impresario.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)