What does IMP mean?

Definitions for IMPɪmp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word IMP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, imp(noun)

    (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous

  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag(noun)

    one who is playfully mischievous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imp(noun)

    a shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft

  2. Imp(noun)

    an offspring; progeny; child; scion

  3. Imp(noun)

    a young or inferior devil; a little, malignant spirit; a puny demon; a contemptible evil worker

  4. Imp(noun)

    something added to, or united with, another, to lengthen it out or repair it, -- as, an addition to a beehive; a feather inserted in a broken wing of a bird; a length of twisted hair in a fishing line

  5. Imp(noun)

    to graft; to insert as a scion

  6. Imp(noun)

    to graft with new feathers, as a wing; to splice a broken feather. Hence, Fig.: To repair; to extend; to increase; to strengthen to equip

  7. Origin: [OE. imp a graft, AS. impa; akin to Dan. ympe, Sw. ymp, prob. fr. LL. impotus, Gr. engrafted, innate, fr. to implant; in + to produce; akin to E. be. See 1st In-, Be.]


  1. Imp

    An imp is a mythological being similar to a fairy or demon, frequently described in folklore and superstition. The word may perhaps derive from the term ympe, used to denote a young grafted tree.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imp

    imp, n. a little devil or wicked spirit: a son, offspring, a pert child.—v.t. (falconry) to mend a broken or defective wing by inserting a feather: to qualify for flight.—adj. Imp′ish, like an imp: fiendish. [A.S. impe—Low L. impotus, a graft—Gr. emphytos, engrafted.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of IMP in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of IMP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • διαβολάκιGreek
  • kakara, piru, riiviö, maahinen, pikkupiruFinnish
  • diabletoIdo
  • diavoletto, demoniettoItalian
  • 邪鬼, 悪魔, 茶目Japanese
  • aardmannetje, kabouter, schelmDutch
  • imp, diabełekPolish
  • дьяволёнок, плуто́вка, бесёнок, пострелёнок, прока́зник, плут, баловни́ца, чертёнок, шалу́нья, ше́льма, него́дница, шалу́н, баловни́к, прока́зница, него́дникRussian
  • smådjävulSwedish

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