August 12, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
imprint /imprin01/ noun

plural imprints

An imprint of a shoe in the mud
An imprint of a shoe in the mud
Learner's definition of IMPRINT


1 : a mark created by pressing against a surface : something imprinted or printed

  • We saw an imprint of a bike tire on the dirt trail.

  • a fossil imprint of a dinosaur's foot

2 : a strong effect or influence

  • She was determined to put her imprint on the company. [=to use her ideas and influence to make the company better]

3 technical : a publisher's name on the title page of a book

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