Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “indent”

See all translations

indent

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈdent/ specialized us  

indent verb [T] (SPACE)

[T] publishing to make a space in the edge or on the surface of something: Each new paragraph should be indented about two centimetres from the margin.

indent verb [T] (REQUEST)

[I] UK business to make an official request for goods: We indented for the engine spares last month.

indent

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.dent/ specialized us  

indent noun [C] (SPACE)

publishing a space at the edge or on the surface of something

indent noun [C] (REQUEST)

UK business an official request for goods: We made an indent for the engine spares last week.
Translations of “indent”
in Spanish sangrar…
in French renforcer…
in German einrücken…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空間, 在…邊緣(或表面)留出空間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空间, 在…边沿(或表面)留出空间…
(Definition of indent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of indent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “indent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

hard luck story

a story or piece of information that someone tells you or writes about himself or herself, intended to make you feel feel sympathy for that person

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More