imprint Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “imprint” in the English Dictionary

"imprint" in British English

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imprintverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪmˈprɪnt/
to ​mark a ​surface by ​pressing something hard into it to ​fix an ​event or ​experience so ​firmly in the ​memory that it cannot be ​forgottenalthough you do not ​try to ​remember it: That ​look of ​grief would be imprinted on her ​mindforever.


uk   us   /ˈɪm.prɪnt/

imprint noun (BOOK)

[C] the ​name of a ​publisher as it ​appears on a ​particular set of ​books

imprint noun (MARK)

[C usually singular] an ​occasion when an ​objectpresses on something and ​leaves a ​mark: The ​button had ​left an imprint on my ​arm. [S] an ​occasion when an ​event or ​experiencebecomesfixed in someone's ​memory or ​leavesitsmark in some way on ​theirappearance: War has ​leftits imprint on the ​strainedfaces of these ​people.
(Definition of imprint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"imprint" in American English

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imprintverb [T]

 us   /ɪmˈprɪnt/
to ​mark a ​surface by ​pressing something into it, or to ​fix something ​firmly in the ​memory: The ​terriblescene has been ​deeply imprinted on my ​mind.
noun [C]  us   /ˈɪm·prɪnt/
The ​childrenenjoyedleaving the imprints of ​theirfeet in the ​wetsand.
(Definition of imprint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"imprint" in Business English

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imprintnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪmprɪnt/
the ​name of a ​company that ​producesbooks as it appears on a particular set of ​books: The ​companypublishes more than 2,100 ​titlesannually under 35 imprints. Each ​book within an imprint must have the same ​look, ​approach, and usability.
information about the ​company that has ​produced a ​book, ​newspaper, etc. which is usually ​printed on the ​titlepage or the last ​page: The ​editionnumber of the Guardian appears in the imprint on the back ​page of the ​paper.
(Definition of imprint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “imprint”
in Spanish huella, marca, impresión…
in Vietnamese dấu…
in Malaysian kesan…
in Thai รอยประทับ…
in French empreinte…
in German der Abdruck…
in Chinese (Simplified) 印,压印, 铭刻,使铭记…
in Turkish marka, damga, iz…
in Russian след, отпечаток, печать…
in Indonesian jejak…
in Chinese (Traditional) 印,壓印, 銘刻,使銘記…
in Polish odcisk, ślad…
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