Definitions for indentɪnˈdɛnt; ˈɪn dɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•dentɪnˈdɛnt; ˈɪn dɛnt(v.; n. also; v.t.)

  1. to form notches in the edge of:

    Waves indented the beach.

  2. to set in from the margin:

    Indent the first line of a paragraph.

  3. to sever (a document drawn up in duplicate) along an irregular line as a means of identification.

  4. to cut the edge of (copies of a document) in an irregular way.

  5. Chiefly Brit. to order by official requisition.

    Category: British

  6. (v.i.)to form an indentation.

  7. Obs. to enter into an agreement.

  8. (n.)a toothlike notch or recess.

  9. an indention.

  10. a certificate issued by a state or the federal government at the close of the Revolutionary War for the principal or interest due on the public debt.

    Category: American History

  11. Brit. a requisition for stores.

    Category: British, Military

Origin of indent:

1350–1400; back formation from indented having toothlike notches, ME < ML indentātus= L in-in-2+dentātus toothed

in•dent′er(n.)

in•dentɪnˈdɛnt; ˈɪn dɛnt(v.; n. also; v.t.)

  1. to press in so as to form a dent.

  2. to form a dent in.

  3. Ref: dent1. 1 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indent(noun)

    an order for goods to be exported or imported

  2. indentation, indention, indent, indenture(verb)

    the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line

  3. indent(verb)

    set in from the margin

    "Indent the paragraphs of a letter"

  4. indent(verb)

    cut or tear along an irregular line so that the parts can later be matched for authentication

    "indent the documents"

  5. indent, dent(verb)

    make a depression into

    "The bicycle dented my car"

  6. indent(verb)

    notch the edge of or make jagged

  7. indenture, indent(verb)

    bind by or as if by indentures, as of an apprentice or servant

    "an indentured servant"

Wiktionary

  1. indent(Noun)

    A cut or notch in the margin of anything, or a recess like a notch.

  2. indent(Noun)

    A stamp; an impression.

  3. indent(Noun)

    A certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt.

  4. indent(Noun)

    A requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army.

  5. indent(Verb)

    To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.

  6. indent(Verb)

    To be cut, notched, or dented.

  7. indent(Verb)

    To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.

  8. indent(Verb)

    To cut the two halves of a document in duplicate, using a jagged or wavy line so that each party could demonstrate that their copy was part of the original whole.

  9. indent(Verb)

    To enter into a binding agreement by means of such documents; to formally commit (to doing something).

  10. indent(Verb)

    To engage (someone), originally by means of indented contracts.

  11. indent(Verb)

    To begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See indentation, and indention. Normal indent pushes in a line or paragraph. "hanging indent" pulls the line out into the margin.

  12. indent(Verb)

    To crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indent(verb)

    to notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper

  2. Indent(verb)

    to dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp

  3. Indent(verb)

    to bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant

  4. Indent(verb)

    to begin (a line or lines) at a greater or less distance from the margin; as, to indent the first line of a paragraph one em; to indent the second paragraph two ems more than the first. See Indentation, and Indention

  5. Indent(verb)

    to make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores

  6. Indent(verb)

    to be cut, notched, or dented

  7. Indent(verb)

    to crook or turn; to wind in and out; to zigzag

  8. Indent(verb)

    to contract; to bargain or covenant

  9. Indent(noun)

    a cut or notch in the man gin of anything, or a recess like a notch

  10. Indent(noun)

    a stamp; an impression

  11. Indent(noun)

    a certificate, or intended certificate, issued by the government of the United States at the close of the Revolution, for the principal or interest of the public debt

  12. Indent(noun)

    a requisition or order for supplies, sent to the commissariat of an army

Freebase

  1. indent

    indent is a Unix utility that reformats C and C++ code in a user-defined indent style and coding style. Support for C++ code is considered experimental.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

indent(noun)

(alsoˌindenˈtation ) the space left at the beginning of a line, eg the first line of a paragraph.

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