What does IMP mean?

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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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Imp(noun)

    an offspring; progeny; child; scion

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Imp(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Imp(noun)

    to graft; to insert as a scion

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. imp

    One length of twisted hair in a fishing-line.

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How to say IMP in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of IMP in a Sentence

  1. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal:

    If it is stopped now, all gains would be lost. To consolidate, it is imp (important) to extend it.

Images & Illustrations of IMP

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  • KoboldGerman
  • διαβολάκιGreek
  • kakara, piru, riiviö, maahinen, pikkupiruFinnish
  • diabletoIdo
  • diavoletto, demoniettoItalian
  • 邪鬼, 悪魔, 茶目Japanese
  • impLatin
  • 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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