from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
- transitive v. To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure.
- transitive v. To impart a strong or vivid impression of: "We imprint our own ideas onto acts” ( Ellen Goodman).
- transitive v. To fix firmly, as in the mind: He tried to imprint the number on his memory.
- transitive v. To modify (a gene) by chemical means.
- n. A mark or pattern produced by imprinting. See Synonyms at impression.
- n. A distinguishing influence or effect: Spanish architecture that shows the imprint of Islamic rule.
- n. A publisher's name, often with the date, address, and edition, printed at the bottom of a title page of a publication.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An impression; the mark left behind by printing something.
- n. The name and details of a publisher or printer, as printed in a book etc.; a publishing house.
- n. A distinctive marking, symbol or logo.
- v. To leave a print, impression, image, etc.
- v. To learn something indelibly at a particular stage of life, such as who one's mother is.
- v. To mark a gene as being from a particular parent so that only one of the two copies of the gene is expressed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
- transitive v. To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something).
- transitive v. To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress.
- transitive v. To create or acquire (a behavioral pattern) by the process of imprinting.
- n. Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left by something; specifically, the name of the printer or publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the title-page of a book, or on any printed sheet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An impression made by printing or stamping; hence, any impression or impressed effect.
- n. The publisher's name, place, and date (if given) in a book or other publication, on the title-page or elsewhere (originally often at the end of a book); also, the printer's name and address: called respectively the publisher's and the printer's imprint.
- To impress by printing or stamping; mark by pressure; stamp: as, a character or device imprinted on wax or metal.
- To stamp, as letters and words on paper, by means of inked types; print.
- To impress, as on the mind or memory; stamp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. establish or impress firmly in the mind
- n. an impression produced by pressure or printing
- n. a distinctive influence
- v. mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
- n. a device produced by pressure on a surface
- n. a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
- n. 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
I didn't want to do a label imprint just because Fall Out Boy was going to do well, but I believed in him.
Q: Your publisher MIRA Books, a Harlequin imprint, is known for publishing romantic suspense, contemporary and historical romances.
Akon, who signed Lady Gaga to his label imprint, says the pop star's megasuccess has him ready to retire.
Yep ... his imprint is the party of BS and he's marching under the banner of socialism.
Hollywood Records is a label imprint for the Walt Disney Company.
Union Square will remedy this over the next year via their new label imprint, Salvo Records, and plan to re-issue the original, re-mastered albums together with bonus tracks, many of which have never been released on CD; there will also be a fully annotated Anthology Box Set due September 2006.
Fridays for his label imprint, Getting Out Our Dreams Music.
The Conqueror's Shadow, available from Random House's Spectra imprint, is his first published non-tie-in novel.
Angry Robot Books, a relatively new SF/Fantasy imprint, is attracting my attention.
Unlike the Shonen Jump magazine (all Shueisha titles) or the Shonen Sunday site (all Shogakukan), the Shojo Beat imprint is composed of a number of different publishers, including Hakusensha.