To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
- To produce (a mark or pattern) on a surface by pressure.
- To produce a mark on (a surface) by pressure.
- To impart a strong or vivid impression of: "We imprint our own ideas onto acts” ( Ellen Goodman).
- To fix firmly, as in the mind: He tried to imprint the number on his memory.
- To modify (a gene) by chemical means.
- A mark or pattern produced by imprinting. See Synonyms at impression.
- A distinguishing influence or effect: Spanish architecture that shows the imprint of Islamic rule.
- A publisher's name, often with the date, address, and edition, printed at the bottom of a title page of a publication.