from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mischievous child.
- n. A small demon.
- n. Obsolete A graft.
- transitive v. To graft (new feathers) onto the wing of a trained falcon or hawk to repair damage or increase flying capacity.
- transitive v. To furnish with wings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To plant or engraft.
- v. To engraft feathers into a bird's wing.
- v. To eke out, strengthen, enlarge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft.
- n. An offspring; progeny; child; scion.
- n. A young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To graft; to insert as a scion.
- transitive v. To graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A scion; shoot; graft; bud; slip.
- n. A son; offspring; progeny.
- n. A young or small devil.
- n. A mischievous or pert child.
- n. A spirit other than a devil.
- n. Something added or united to another thing to repair or lengthen it out; particularly, a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird. See imp, v. t., 2.
- To graft.
- To extend or enlarge by something inserted or added; extend or mend, as (in falconry) a broken or deficient wing by the insertion of a feather; qualify for flight or use; strengthen.
- To rob.
- n. The length of twisted hair in a fishing-line.
- n. An abbreviation of the Latin Imperator, emperor;
- n. of Imperatrix, empress.
- n. An abbreviation of imperative;
- n. of imperfect (tense);
- n. of imperial;
- n. of impersonal;
- n. of the Latin imprimatur, let it be printed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who is playfully mischievous
- n. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
Apparently, an "imp" is some form of measurement that can be counted in atoms; I'm surprised that there's enough room in these things to actually contain fluid.
Q: i wud like to know wht more features r going to b added up into Wave and mostly imp is when can it b made access to evryone - krishnat
If I remember right, Bat-Mite was an imp from the 5th Dimension (He sang along side Marilyn McCoo) just like Superman's Mr. Mxyzptlk (or however the hell you spell his name).
PLEASE NOTE: This bottle imp is being sold for entertainment purposes only.
A swarm of little helpers pounced on Jeff, as well as the renegade imp from the ball return.
Ricky says: nawt only em ah he-win imp-aiwed, ah alsho fak peeks ahnd do Atim Schandler impwess-shuns!
Death cuts off a good man, as a choice imp is cut off to be grafted in a better stock; but it cuts off a wicked man, as a withered branch is cut off for the fire-cuts him off from this world, which he set his heart so much upon, and was, as it were, one with.
From HBO-land: Game of Thrones' "imp"-ish Peter Dinklage is an obvious choice, ditto Boardwalk's fiery Kelly Macdonald, but I'm surprised Michael Shannon, as Boardwalk's twisted Prohibition agent, wasn't recognized.
Quick glance at Frogface, with a scowl, like the imp was a traitor.
The imp is a slim and elegant creature, but oh, how small!